Do Not Underestimate The Seriousness Of A Dog Bite
Certain breeds of dogs have bite strengths of 235 to 600 pounds of pressure. With that type of force, victims of dog bites can suffer skin abrasions, infection, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), puncture wounds, open wounds, torn ligaments, torn tendons, nerve damage, loss of use of hands or feet, fractured bones, ear damage, loss of a toe, finger or eye, and/or pain and suffering. These devastating injuries can require reconstructive surgery and/or physical rehabilitation. The attorneys at the Law Office of Brian H. Turner understand the lasting impact of a dog bite and will work to protect your right to receive necessary compensation.
An Overview Of California’s Dog Bite Laws
Under California law, the owner of the dog is responsible for all damages caused by their dog, regardless of whether or not that owner was aware of the dog’s dangerous nature. This strict liability approach in California means that a dog bite victim is entitled to recover compensation from the dog’s owner even if the dog has no prior history of biting. To be entitled to recovery, the victim must have been bitten or attacked in a public place or while lawfully on private property.
What To Do After A Dog Bite
If you or your child was bitten by a dangerous dog, please take the following actions:
- Seek immediate medical attention for any injuries
- Talk to the dog’s owner to get their contact information and the dog’s vaccination history
- Take pictures of the wound, the scene of the incident, and of the dog, if possible
The final step is to contact our firm to discuss your legal options. Our experienced attorneys will work tirelessly to help you claim full and fair compensation.
Tell Us Your Story And Learn How We Can Help You
The attorneys at the Law Office of Brian H. Turner bring over 50 years of combined experience to each case. We are based in Sacramento and serve clients throughout the surrounding areas of California. To schedule your free initial consultation with us, call 916-571-9583 or fill out our online contact form.