With the amount of dog lovers there are in California, we are bound to be the number one state for dog bite injuries. A dog doesn't have to be a big aggressive dog in order to present a biting risk. Therefore, it's always best to be careful around dogs you do not know well.
According to State Farm, approximately 14% of all dog bites nationwide occurred in California. Some animals become extremely stressed around certain people, which can cause them to become aggressive and anxious. It's up to the pet owner to take legal responsibility for their pets to insure that no one gets hurt.
In California, every dog owner is responsible for the actions of their dogs at all times. California's strict liability law allows dog bite victims to seek compensation for medical costs, lost wages, and possibly pain and suffering damages from a dog owner.
There are some restrictions to filing a dog bite claim. A dog bite victim might not be able to a file dog bite claim if they were.
Committing a felony during the attack
Hurting the dog or another person when they were attacked
Intentionally taunting the dog to attack
If you've been attacked by a dog, contact State Law Firm at (818) 477-0773 to speak with our Los Angeles dog bite lawyers about what happened during a completely free, no-obligation consultation. We will determine whether you have dog bite claim and what you should be doing to seek maximum compensation.