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If you or a family member has been bitten by another person's dog in California, the owner is liable for all of the damages you have suffered. However, even though the dog's owners are legally responsible, you may need a lawyer's help to recover the compensation to which you are entitled.
Dog bite victims are not always aware of all the damages for which they can seek recovery. In addition to economic damages such as medical expenses and lost wages, you may be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering, emotional distress and scarring. Children who are victims of dog bite attacks may need counseling and cosmetic surgery at a future date. If the dog's owners acted with extreme negligence or carelessness, you may be entitled to punitive damages.
As a former insurance defense attorney, John Airola knows how to maximize the value of your dog bite injury claim and protect your rights at every stage of the process. Damages in dog attack cases are often covered by the homeowner’s insurance or renter’s insurance of the animal's owner.
If a dog has bitten you, it is important to seek medical attention right away. A doctor will be able to assess your wound and help prevent infection that could have consequences far greater than the dog bite itself.
In our experience, serious dog bites are often inflicted by dangerous breeds such as German Shepherds, Rottweilers, Pit Bulls, Chow-huskies and Doberman Pinschers. However, we have also had cases in which the bite was inflicted by more docile breeds such as Golden Retrievers and Border Collies. It doesn't really matter what type of dog bit you in a dog bite case. Any animal attack can leave serious physical and emotional scars on children and adults alike.
If you or a loved one has been bitten by a dog, we can meet with you at our Sacramento office or at other locations for your convenience. Home and hospital visits are available for people who are unable to visit our office due to serious injuries.
To speak with a Sacramento dog bite lawyer at Airola Law Offices, call 916-971-3314.