The Traumatic Impact Of Dog Bites
Dog attacks are scary and traumatic. They can lead to serious injuries such as lacerations, infections and deep wounds that may even require skin grafting. Severe attacks can be fatal.
Sadly, many dog bites involve children, whose natural curiosity and inability to recognize the warning signs of an aggressive dog make for a dangerous combination. Ultimately, however, it’s the responsibility of the dog owner or caretaker to prevent harm.
Pursuing The Compensation You Deserve
If you or a loved one was a victim of a dog bite, our lawyers at Bulldog Law can help you pursue compensation for damages such as:
- Medical bills
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Lost wages from missed work
- Pain and suffering
- Scarring and disfiguration
Our attorneys are very familiar with the legal process. We have decades of experience helping injury victims obtain a fair and just financial recovery.
Can You Sue The Dog Owner?
Yes. Under California law, dog owners are strictly liable for any harm their dog causes, even if the dog never showed previous aggressive tendencies.
It’s important to note that there is a deadline for filing a personal injury lawsuit. You generally have two years after the date of the dog bite to file. While this may seem like a long time, it takes time to investigate the attack and prepare the proper legal foundation for the case, so don’t delay in getting representation.
Who Pays For The Injuries?
Even if the dog owner is a friend or relative, that shouldn’t deter you from seeking compensation. Many people don’t realize that dog bites are generally covered by homeowners’ insurance. This means the dog owner won’t be paying for all of your damages out of pocket. Their insurance will foot the bill.
Free Dog Bite Case Review
We understand the tragic and devastating nature of dog attacks. They can have a lifelong impact, leaving both physical and emotional scars.