Last Thursday was ‘Dog Day’ before the Oakland A’s took on the New York Yankees at O.co Coliseum.
AP reporter Jane McCauley said that the A’s counted 718 dogs in attendance, and are submitting the number to Guinness World Records for most dogs at a sporting event
However, for one unlucky fan who wore a San Francisco Giants hat to the A’s game, the evening took a turn for the worse when he tried to make friends with a St. Bernard. The moment ended in a dog bite.
While the A’s won 4-3, details are unknown about the man’s injury from the dog bite. Hopefully, he spoke a dog bite lawyer about the dog bite injury.
A dog bite is a traumatic event resulting in serious injury. In fact, multiple deaths are reported each year as a result of vicious dog biteattacks.
A dog bite can result in permanent scarring, nerve damage and a significant risk of infection. Beyond the physical injury, many times there is psychological harm.
The good news for this man and everyone else in California,is that state laws hold a dog’s owner responsible for the dog’s actions, even if the dog has no prior history of dog bites and is not known to have a violent past.
In California, a dog bite victim is eligible to get financial compensation for physical and medical injuries from the dog’s owner and the owner’s insurance company, if the dog bite victim provides the essential evidence, first to the insurance company and, then, possibly in a court of law.
There are two sets of laws that a victim needs to stick to, specifically those spelling out who is at fault for the injuries and losses, and those imposing strict guidelines of data and process to set up that liability.
If you or someone you love has been bitten by someone else’s dog make sure to document the injuries you incurred and consult an experienced attorney to see if you have grounds for a claim. The time you have to file a lawsuit is limited so it’s important that you do this without delay following a dog bite injury.
Feel free to contact our Los Angeles Law Firm via email at Info@ArashLaw.com or call us at 800-890-7375. One of our lawyers will be happy to assist with your personal injury or dog biting case.