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Obtaining Compensation For Dog Bite Injuries
Undisciplined, angry, and/or trained attack dogs cause serious injury to those who come into contact with them. Every day, dogs attack, bite and maul children and adults, which cause serious injuries, including, but not limited to:
- Fang puncture wounds and claw lacerations
- Psychological harm (trust issues with animals)
- Spine and bone injuries
- Visible scarring
Holding Dog Owners Responsible For Attacks, Bites And Mauling
With few exceptions, victims of dog bites are entitled to compensation under California law. In California, dogs are not entitled to “one free bite,” and their owners are strictly liable for any injuries their dog has inflicted upon its victim.
Since dog bites and mauling can cause serious physical injuries and scarring, significant pain and suffering, as well as life-lasting, severe emotional distress, dog bite victims can incur massive bills for medical treatment, psychological counseling, and lost earnings.
Still, presenting a claim or recovering damages for dog bite is not simple. Dog attacks often occur at the home of a friend, neighbor or relative, which may cause the victim to believe he or she has no legal rights or feel awkward about making a personal injury claim.
What Should A Dog Bite Victim Do?
While it may be awkward to make a personal injury claim against someone you know, you shouldn’t let that stop you from obtaining compensation for your injuries. Many homeowners have insurance policies which provide them with coverage for dog attacks. Thus, depending on the value of the case, a property owner’s insurance policy may be adequate to compensate a dog bite victim with no out-of-pocket loss to the property owner.
The lawyers at Avila & Shaddow Attorneys at Law are experienced in ferreting out insurance coverage and obtaining monetary compensation from insurance companies. Let us help you protect your rights and get fair compensation.