Dog Bite

Encino Dog Bite Attorneys

Helping Victims of Animal Attacks in California

While most dogs and other domesticated animals are cute and friendly, looks can be deceiving and a simple pat on the head could actually result in a serious bite or injury. In fact, according to the American Humane Society, there are more than 4 million dog bites each year in the United States, of which nearly 800,000 require serious medical treatment.

If you or a loved one have been involved in an animal attack and suffered serious injuries, you may be entitled to monetary compensation for the injuries you have suffered, medical bills you have incurred, and any other out-of-pocket expenses related to the attack. At Vahdat & Associates, our dog bite lawyers in Encino know and understand the California laws regarding animal bites and attacks. We will aggressively fight for your legal rights and help you get the compensation that you deserve.

Call (888) 523-1698 to schedule a free initial consultation. Our Encino dog bite lawyers serve clients throughout Southern California.

California Dog Bite Law

Under California law, owners are strictly liable if their dog attacks and injures another person. In other words, even if the owner was not negligent and their dog has never bitten before, they may still be liable for the injuries you sustained as a result of their dog’s attack. California Civil Code section 3342 is the statute that addresses such liability stemming from a dog bite or attack.

Compensation for Dog Bite Injuries

If you or a loved one was bitten or attacked by a dog which results in injuries, our dog bite attorneys in Encino will aggressively help you get the full monetary compensation you are entitled to under California dog bite law.

We may be able to help you recover damages including but not limited to:

  • Medical expenses, past, and future
  • Loss of wages
  • Loss of future earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Severe emotional distress

Does California Have a "One Bite" Rule?

California does not have a "one bite rule". Instead, dog owners are liable for injuries caused by their dog, even if they have never shown aggressive behavior or have never previously bitten a person before.

The "one bite rule" was named this because it is typically an important piece of evidence in dog bite claims. In other states where it is applicable, it means that if a dog had bitten someone in the past, then the owner is on notice of their dog's dangerous tendencies. After that one bite, the owner will then be liable for bites that come after.

Bitten By a Dog With a Negligent Owner? Call Us Today.

In order to ensure that you get the money damages you deserve, it is imperative that you seek immediate medical attention. Our dog bite lawyers can refer you to specialists in the area dealing with your particular injuries. We can come to you and there will never be attorney’s fees unless we recover money for you. We handle all types of personal injury claims in the Greater Los Angeles area, Orange County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, San Diego County, Ventura County, and any other counties in the Southern California region.

If you were bitten or attacked by a dog and suffered injuries, the Encino dog bite attorneys at Vahdat & Associates can help you understand your options. Contact us to begin.

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