Over five million dog bite injures are reported every year in the United States, over 800 thousand of which require medical attention or hospitalization. When you’re attacked or bitten by a dog or any other animal, it can be an extremely traumatizing experience.
Under California law, dog owners may be held liable for damages if their dog bites or attacks a human. The laws governing dog bites are very clear. California is a strict liability state, meaning that a dog owner is liable for injuries inflicted by his dog upon a human being, even if the owner was not negligent and the dog had never bitten anyone before.
If you are the victim of a dog bite or attack, you may be entitled to compensation for your pain, suffering, medical expenses, rehabilitation, psychological distress, and financial losses. At the Drake Law Firm, we understand your pain–emotionally, physically, and even financially– from the experience, and want to help.
Dog bite attacks can lead to an assortment of painful and debilitating injuries, including scarring, disfigurement, cuts, abrasions, infections, fractured or broken bones, torn ligaments, wounds, punctures, lacerations, nerve damage, rabies, and even death. In addition to physical injury, you could face psychological or emotional trauma, which may result in a loss of fondness and/or affection toward dogs and other animals. Furthermore, after an attack, many dog bite victims become too afraid to walk outside or approach a dog for fear of another attack.
As a dog bite victim, you may require hospitalization, surgery, and months of rehabilitation. Because of this, you could be left out of work and inundated with steep medical bills and lost financial wages.
Reach out to someone who understands your circumstance and will fight for justice. You need someone with the compassion, skill, and experience necessary to secure the compensation you need and deserve, so you can focus on healing.
If you have suffered a dog bite injury, contact the experienced personal injury attorney at the Drake Law Firm.