California Dog Bite Laws
Are you suffering with painful dog bites because a dog attacked you? Are you watching your child suffer because a neighbor’s dog attacked your child while he or she was playing in your yard? After getting immediate medication attention for the physical injuries, you are now dealing with the emotional pain and suffering as well as the financial damages from a vicious dog bite. You do not need to suffer alone. You have rights under California Dog Bite Laws.
The Levinson Law Group is here to help you as you fight big insurance companies and difficult dog owners to protect your rights under California dog bite laws. Gordon R. Levinson used to represent the largest insurers in North America. Now he uses that knowledge and experience fighting for injured and aggrieved people. For your free consultation, call (760) 642-5475 today. We accept cases on a contingent fee. That means that if there is no recovery in your case you pay no fee. And in most cases, we even advance the costs.
Liability of Dog Owners Under California Dog Bite Laws
Most people believe that a dog must be labeled “vicious” in order for the owner to be held accountable under the California dog bite laws; however, this is not correct. Under California’s strict liability law, if you are bitten by a dog, the owner can be held liable even if this is the first time that the dog has been aggressive or bitten someone. In order to prove that you are entitled to receive damages under California dog bite laws, your attorney must show to the court that you were legally on the premises where the dog attacked you, the dog attacked you and the attack caused your injuries. If so, the dog owner is then liable for your damages.
Hiring a personal injury attorney is your best chance of receiving compensation under California dog bite laws because insurance companies like to use a variety of defenses in order to limit or mitigate the liability of the dog owner. By doing so, the insurance company can decrease the amount of money it pays to the victim. An experienced California dog bite attorney like Gordon Levinson knows the tactics used by insurance companies and uses this knowledge against the insurance companies to fight for a fair and just settlement for his clients.
You are Not Alone in Your Fight Against Dog Bites
Of the approximately 4 million people who are bitten by dogs each year, the Centers for Disease Control state 885,000 had to seek medical treatment for their injuries. Thousands of the victims had to endure painful and costly reconstructive injury. If you are one of these victims, there is hope for your recovery but you need immediate medical attention and the liable person should be held accountable so this does not happen to another adult or child.
Any breed of dog can turn vicious and bite someone. A seemingly calm, tame dog can attack at any time and for any reason. Regardless of the breed of dog, never assume that a dog will not attack simply because it is old, small or acting in a non-threatening manner. Parents and adults should especially be vigilant when children are around dogs. Children under 10 years of age are at the highest risk for being attacked by a dog.
If you or your child is the victim of a dog attack, contact The Levinson Law Group for a free consultation to discuss your rights under the California dog bite laws. You have the legal right to receive compensation for your damages — compensation that can help pay for costly medical bills and expensive treatments. We want to help you receive justice so you can fully recover from the physical, emotional and financial damages of a dog attack.