Dog Bites Require Serious Personal Injury Attorneys
Dogs are usually fantastic pets. They provide companionship, laughter, and even protection. But on those rare occasions, dogs can go from protector to antagonist. It’s important for victims of dog bite accidents to know there is legal recompense.
Personal Injury: Dog Bites
If you are the victim of a dog bite in Lake or Mendocino County, or northern California, you are protected by California’s Dog Bite Statute. Under California Civil Code section 3342, “The owner of any dog is liable for the damages suffered by any person who is bitten by the dog while in a public place or lawfully in a private place, including the property of the owner of the dog, regardless of the former viciousness of the dog or the owner’s knowledge of such viciousness…”
In essence, this statute is designed to prevent dogs from being hazardous to the community in which they reside. Because people willingly choose to have dogs, owners have the burden of dog bites placed upon themselves.
Dog Bite FAQs
Are dog owners responsible for injuries to trespassers? In most cases, dog owners are protected from being sued when an individual is trespassing on their property. For more specific clarification, you can speak with one of our attorneys.
Who do I report a dog bite to? You can report dog bite incidents to the local animal control agency or police. It is also best to contact a lawyer as soon as possible.
Who is held responsible for injuries when an owner is bitten when separating fighting dogs? If you intervene to protect your dog from injury, the owner of the other dog may be held liable.
What expenses are typically covered as the result of winning a dog bite case? Damages in dog bite cases can include medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, future medical expenses, and psychological counseling.
Why Choose the Law Offices of J. Chrisp?
At the Law Offices of J. Chrisp, we have experience with personal injury cases related to dog bites. But why choose us?
Incredible Track-Record. When choosing a lawyer, past verdicts are usually a good indicator of future success. At the Law Offices of J. Chrisp, we have successfully concluded hundreds of cases for millions of dollars – all in the last five years.
Attention to Detail. While your case may seem open-and-shut, we will never look at it that way. We take the time to unearth all the facts, talk to all the involved parties, and do everything possible to successfully close your case.
Care and Compassion. In addition to providing excellent legal assistance, we are also known for providing a shoulder to lean on. We will visit you in your home, at the hospital, or scene of the crime. We look at you as an individual with a unique story and treat you as such.
Extensive Knowledge. While our understanding of California’s legal system is a given, we also have an extensive knowledge of the medical field and insurance industry. That gives us an advantage in the court room, as we are able to analyze the entire case as a whole.
Community Involvement. As members of the community, we believe it’s important to be a part of the community. That’s why we actively participate in local events, sponsor little leagues, and raise our families in the same neighborhoods as yours.
For a free injury case evaluation or initial consultation, contact the Law Offices of J. Chrisp at 1-877-524-7477. We would be happy to work alongside you and help you obtain the damages and compensation you are rightly owed.