Unfortunately, man’s best friend can sometimes turn aggressive and dangerous causing dog bites and dog attacks. Of course we love our pets, but often times, their animal instincts take over and the outcome can be devastating.
Many people don’t think these attacks happen very often, but they do. Over 4.5 millions dog bites occur in the United States every year. The victims of these attacks are usually children and the injuries usually occur to the child’s face. Some serious cases have even resulted in death.
Steps To Take
The first thing you need to do after a dog bite is to secure as much evidence as possible. Take photographs, write down witness testimonies, record geographic data and the location of where the attack took place, and gather any and all information about the dog’s owner. The owner is responsible for the dog’s actions.
If you can prove that you were bitten by the dog, you were lawfully on the premises where the attack occurred, and the bite caused your injuries, you should have a pretty solid case.
Contacting an experienced dog bite attorney can make all the difference in a potential lawsuit. Negligent dog owners need to be held accountable for their pets’ actions. Please give us a call at 1-800-259-6373 to discuss your case and receive a free consultation or visit our dog bite webpage devoted to helping dog bite victims.
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Laws regarding dog bites in California can be considered strict compared to other states. If you are bitten by a person’s dog they can be held liable, even if it is the dog’s first offense. Do you feel this is fair?