Each year approximately 4.7 million people are bitten by dogs in the United States. It is estimated that 1,000 people in America visit the emergency room each day due to dog bite injuries. Often, a dog attack will result in permanent scarring, muscle and nerve damage and the need for follow-up surgery. The psychological effects of a dog attack are also a great concern, as many of those who are bitten are small children. You do not have to go at it alone. Our experienced Los Angeles dog attack lawyers can help you get control of your situation.
We Can Help You Get The Relief For Your Dog Attack Injuries
In California, the law is clear. If a dog bites someone, the owner is always responsible. It doesn't matter if the owner had knowledge of the potential for the dog to attack or not. A person attacked by a dog has the right to full compensation for his or her injuries, medical costs, loss of physical ability, loss of earning capacity and more. Our experienced Los Angeles dog bite attorneys will ensure that you get the maximum compensation that you deserve.
Both Los Angeles County and the City of Los Angeles have strict rules requiring dog owners to maintain control of their dogs. No person may allow an animal to be or to run at large in a public area unless restrained by a substantial chain or leash not exceeding six feet in length. A violation of these rules may lead to a misdemeanor conviction if such dog or other animal bites, attacks or causes injury to any human being or other animal. Our Skilled Los Angeles Dog Attack Lawyers are well versed in Los Angeles City's, Los Angeles County's, and the State of California's laws relating to dog ownership, and are here to help you process your Los Angeles dog injury claim.
Serious Damage Can Be Caused From Infection Of The Wound
Following a dog bite or dog attack you should:
- Cleanse the wound with soap and warm water.
- Seek medical attention.
- Notify your local animal control agency about your dog bite incident. Give as much information as you can, including, the sequence of events and any information about the dog.
- Photograph the injuries resulting from the dog attack.
- Photograph the area in which the attack occurred.
- Collect contact information from all witnesses of the dog attack.
- Do not sign anything from the dog owner, insurance company, or anyone else involved in the attack.
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