Although dogs are often referred to as “man’s best friend” and many are extremely inviting, being attacked by a dog can be an extremely traumatic event. Many dog bites occur when the animal puts a guard up while being afraid or surprised. These injuries can be extremely painful and even dangerous, depending on the dog. A visit to a medical practitioner is immediately necessary to tend to wounds as well as prevent the possibility of a dangerous infection or contagious disease. Some victims may even have to seek some form of reconstructive surgery if the bite causes deep, painful lacerations.
California has, in fact, enacted specific laws addressing the liability of dog owners when their dog bites a person. A number of states require that a dog must have bitten another person at least once before a victim can file a suit against the owner. Under California Civil Code Section 3342, however, a dog owner will be held liable for any dog biting attack on a victim, whether in private or public property. The owner of the dog will be automatically responsible for any damages the victim suffers from the attack. Even if the dog has never acted up and made such an attack previously, the owner will still be liable for the damages that result from this attack.
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If you or someone you know were injured because of Dog bite, you need to contact BARM LAW offices in Los Angeles for your free case evaluation. Our lawyers will advise you for the best compensation for your injuries. We will investigate your case thoroughly and negotiate with the insurance companies aggressively, we are not afraid of going to trials with the insurance companies.
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