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Have you been bitten or attacked by a dog? You may be facing a high hospital bill and disfiguring injuries. Insurance companies pay more than $1 billion to people injured in dog attacks every year. See what you could be owed when you call (415) 612-3725.
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The Orange County dog bite attorneys at RMD Law LLP focus our entire practice on negotiating and litigating personal injury claims and can help you seek full and fair compensation for your losses.
In California, when a dog bites someone, the owner is subject to “strict liability.” That means if a dog bites a person, then there is no court fight over responsibility. The question to ask is simple: How much are you entitled to for your injuries?
In some cases, the landlord of the property where the dog lives can also be held liable for the injuries you have sustained if they knew that the dog was dangerous, or if they created a condition where the dog could easily escape the property and injure you.
Animal owners can be held liable if:
Not all dogs that bite people are bad dogs. As Orange County dog bite attorneys, we have seen our fair share of dog bite cases.
While it is true that there are some breeds that are inherently more dangerous than others, all breeds of dogs are capable of attacking people and causing injury. If you have been bitten by a dog, regardless of the dog’s nature or breed, you are entitled to be compensated.
You may be entitled to compensation for:
1) What if a dog bites me on public property? Is the owner still liable?
Dog bite laws differ on a state-by-state basis. In California, the law states that a dog owner can be found strictly liable for injuries caused by his or her dog. In other words, if you are bitten by a dog while on public property, or lawfully on private property, and injured from the attack, the dog owner is liable for your injuries.
2) Who is responsible to pay for the damages after an animal attack?
Although California law holds the dog owner liable, the vast majority of dog bite cases are settled with that individual’s homeowner’s or renter’s insurance policy. Knowing this information often provides many of my clients some sense of relief, especially those clients who have a personal relationship with the dog’s owner and are hesitant to sue that individual personally.
Have you been attacked by a dog or other vicious animal? Dog bites can cause serious infections, scars, and a lower quality of life. Don’t let this happen to you without seeking justice and fair compensation for your suffering.
Contact our firm at (415) 612-3725 for help seeking compensation after a dog bite.
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