The CDC has recently disclosed the shocking statistics for annual dog bites, recording such instances at an alarming 4.5 million attacks per year. Even though the majority of the dog bites incidents transpire within immediately known family units, it is very common for dogs to attack outside individuals, external to their family units, at local parks, streets, or outside residences. Owner’s negligence is the primary reason for unprovoked dog attacks. Dog bite injuries can vary in be size and severity from small to big and light to serious. Some dog bites can result in potentially life-threatening injuries.
A few dog breeds are even prohibited by the great majority of apartment communities due to the unpredictable nature and behavior of the animal, including sudden fits of aggression and a comprehensive lack of owner's knowledge about the breed’s behavioral disposition in general.
Even in cases where dog wounds may appear small and negligible, they are subject to the greatest likelihood of infection. Severe infection may lead to life-threatening circumstances requiring expensive medical treatment. The CDC states that 1 out of 5 dog bites on average result in infection. The dog may also cause deep puncture wounds, severely torn tissue and ragged edges to an individual’s face, arms and other areas of the body, which may, in turn, increase the duration and severity of pain and suffering incurred.
Depending on the individual case circumstances we will help you receive compensation for your medical bills, plastic surgery for scar reduction, compensation for pain (both physical and emotional) and suffering, as well reimbursement for rehabilitation and counseling costs as result of the dog bite trauma.
In response to dog bite accidents, immediate legal action is a necessary step. Amerberg Law group specializes in dog bite accidents and has over 20 years of experience in this area of practice. No matter the severity of your injury, it is imperative that you consult our attorney. We will help you receive the appropriate compensation and help you physically recover from your trauma by referring you to the best doctors we work closely with. The potential value of your legal case will be advised to you by our outstanding professional team and robust legal representation will be provided to you on all the stages of the process. We can efficiently handle this case for you and negotiate the most beneficial coverage with the dog owner’s insurance company.
A dog bite attorney is able to provide several avenues of assistance to a dog bite victim including:
California state legislation is favorable and conducive to the protection of dog bite victims, rendering dog owners liable for injuries resulting from their dogs
California’s civil dog bite statute falls under Civil Code section 3342 which finds the dog owner liable for injuries to other parties as long as the following stipulations are met:
Following a dog bite incident, injured parties are recommended to proceed with the following course of action:
Dog bite victims who are unable to retrieve the owner’s information should contact the local Animal Control service with a detailed description of the dog.
According to California legislation, there a several exceptional instances in which dog bite victims are unable to sue or recover compensatory damages including the following: