Dog Bite Lawyers in Garden Grove, Arcadia, Rosemead, and Colton
Here in Southern California, we love our dogs. They truly are members of our families and “man’s best friend”. However, when a dog has bitten or attacked a person, the victim is often subject to not only physical wounds and the costs associated with them but also emotional scarring.
You May Be Entitled to Compensation After a Dog Bite
Each year, there are approximately 4.7 million dog bites in the United States with a large percentage of these requiring medical care. Fortunately, the law is very clear about dog bites and the liability of the owner or keeper of the animal. If you have been injured due to a dog bite or attack in Garden Grove, Arcadia, Rosemead, Colton, or a surrounding community in Southern California, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Call the skilled dog bite lawyers at Braff Law Professional Corporation. We can answer your questions and make sure that your legal rights are being protected.
California Dog Bite Laws
In California, we have strict liability laws when it comes to the owner of a dog. Consequently, an owner is “strictly liable’ for any injuries caused by that dog. So may a keeper of the animal be liable even if that person is not the owner. A “keeper” is one who harbors, shelters, or protects that animal. In the case of strict liability, the owner or keeper is responsible to pay for a victim’s damages if the dog has caused an injury on public or private property if the victim was there legally.
Common Dog Bite Injuries
There are many types of injuries that may result from a dog bite or attack. They can be
- Puncture wounds
Scarring is a result of many dog bites. The face is the most frequent target of dog attacks and causes nearly 44,000 facial injuries each year. Disfiguring scars can have life-altering consequences and can require years of painful and costly plastic surgery.
These are only physical wounds. In many cases, a victim of a dog bite or attack may have a severe mental or emotional reaction, resulting in a lifelong fear of dogs but even a fear for their safety in general and long-lasting anxieties.
If you have been injured by a dog bite or attack in Garden Grove, Arcadia, Rosemead, Colton, or a surrounding community, you may be entitled to compensation for
- Medical expenses
- Mental health treatment
- Loss of income
- Loss of earning capacity
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
- Other expenses resulting from the dog bite
Call the California Dog Bite Lawyers at Braff Law Professional Corporation
Call the experienced dog bite attorneys at Braff Law Professional Corporation. We will ensure that your legal rights are protected and that you get the compensation you deserve after a dog bite. Contact us for a no-cost consultation. You never pay legal fees until we win compensation for you.