Chula Vista Dog Bite Attorneys
Victims of Dog Bites
Dogs bite over 4 million people every year in the United States, with thousands of these injuries needing medical attention. Sometimes dogs may have a peaceful past with this being a first attack; in some cases an already aggressive breed is trained and further encouraged with potentially catastrophic results. Regardless of the history of the dog, California law covering this area essentially works on a strict liability basis. This means that the owner is liable for damages their dog caused, and once the ownership is proven, a case may often be resolved quickly.
If a dog has bitten you, the experienced personal injury lawyers at Pacific Attorney Group can give you trusted representation and ensure your rights are protected throughout the process. The dog owner’s homeowners’ insurance company will generally pay dog bite damages. We will vigorously pursue fair compensation for injuries sustained through all legal channels necessary. Speak to a Chula Vista personal injury attorney today to discuss how we may be able to assist you.
Dog Bite Damages
Unfortunately, a very large portion of dog bite victims are children, with dog bites causing more emergency room visits than any other children’s activity. Beyond this, 77% of injuries to children are facial. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a dog bite, having skilled legal representation that can guide you through this process can help to ensure that appropriate compensation for injuries received is paid. Damages paid may include medical costs, plastic surgery, loss of wages, pain and suffering, property damage, and in some cases punitive damages may also be awarded.