Dog Bite Claims in California
San Diego Personal Injury Attorney
Dog attacks can occur anywhere and a bite can lead to damages including severe personal injury, loss of work, and emotional stress. Often victims are simply walking past or visiting a home where a dog is present and once an animal has begun an attack, it can be near impossible to prevent injuries. Dog owners have a responsibility to restrain their pets and must be held accountable in the event that their animal should cause harm. If you have suffered injuries due to a dog bite, do not hesitate to contact the San Diego dog bite injury lawyers at the Simpson Law Group. Our attorneys will work tirelessly to help you seek the restitution you deserve so you can best focus on recovering your health.
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Holding Pet Owners Accountable
Since California is a “strict liability” state regarding dog bites, an owner can be held accountable for the violent actions of their pet even if no prior history of aggression exists. This means that it is not a defense for an owner to claim that they had no knowledge that their dog was likely to act violently. Even if an owner had taken reasonable measures to prevent a dog bite, they can still be found liable for injuries.For example, if an animal escapes from a fenced-off yard and bites a neighbor, the dog owner can be held accountable. These attacks should not be taken lightly and if you have been the victim of a dog bite, you may be relying on monetary restitution to cover expenses for injuries you have sustained.
Monetary compensation rewarded for a dog bite claim can help pay for:
- Initial hospitalization and medical fees
- Ongoing rehabilitation or physical therapy
- Lost wages or reduced income potential
- Reduced standard of living
- Emotional trauma and hardship
Even if an attack occurred in the past you may still be able to file a claim, however, it is important to act quickly. Personal injury claims including dog bites must be filed within two years of the date on which an incident occurred. Failing to meet this deadline can result in the forfeiture of a victim’s ability to take legal action.
Award-Winning Personal Injury Attorneys
At the Simpson Law Group, our lead attorney has been consistently recognized for excellence by our clients as well as within the legal community. Attorney Sean Simpson
has been named by Super Lawyers® (an honor held by only the top 5% of attorneys) and as a San Diego “Top Attorney” by The New York Times. When you work with our San Diego Personal Injury Lawyers, you can rest assured that your case is in knowledgeable and experienced hands.
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