If you have been bitten by a dog, you may have suffered a number of injuries and wondering whether you should hire a lawyer. Pain and discomfort, puncture wounds, abrasions, lacerations, fractured bones, tissue loss, sprains, scars and infections can all result from such an injury. You may also suffer emotional distress as a result of the experience. If this happens to you, fortunately there are provisions under the law an attorney can utilize to provide for monetary compensation for your injuries.
STANDARD OF PROOF FOR DOG BITES LOS ANGELES
California applies a strict liability standard to dog bite law under California Civil Code section 3342. This means that, unlike in a car accident or other type of personal injury case, you do not need to prove that the dog owner was aware that his dog was dangerous. If you were bitten in a public place or if you were bitten on private property that you were lawfully invited to, such as when you were a guest at someone’s home, then you can sue and recover your damages simply by proving that you were in fact bitten and that you, in fact, suffered an injury. Since this is the law, this makes it easier for a dog bite lawyer to get you a larger settlement for your injuries.
What Can You Recover With the Help of a Dog Bite Lawyer?
If you can prove that you suffered a bite and were injured, you can recover monetary damage for:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Permanent injuries such as scarring
- Pain and suffering
Our lawyers are experienced with dog bite cases and can help you recover money for your injuries. We require no money upfront for your case and provide free consultations. Call our office at 1-877-702-7274 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a Free Consultation.
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