Los Angeles Dog Bite Lawyer
Bitten by Someone Else’s Dangerous Pet?
If you or your child was bitten by someone else’s dog in the Los
Angeles area, don’t wait to discuss your case with our personal
injury attorneys. With more than 40 years of experience, the lawyers at
Biren Law Group can assist you in seeking maximum compensation. Not only
have we secured more than
half a billion dollars on behalf of past clients, but we offer our services on a contingency fee basis—which means
that you don’t pay unless we win your case!
Contact Biren Law Group today to
request your free case evaluation.
Understanding California’s Dog Bite Law
In the state of California, the law holds dog owners strictly liable for
the actions of their pet. According to
California Civil Code § 3342, the owner of any dog that bites another person who was in a public place
or lawfully in a private place, including the property of the dog owner,
is liable for the damages suffered by that person. This is true regardless
of the former viciousness of the dog, or the owner’s knowledge or
their dog's viciousness.
Strict liability would apply as long as the victim was not:
- Provoking the dog before the attack
- Trespassing on private property
- Performing a paid service involving the dog
- Injured by a military or police dog
Seeking Compensation for Your Injuries
Not only can unprovoked animal attacks result in physical pain and emotional
trauma for the victim, but they can also lead to costly medical expenses.
In fact, it has been reported that the average cost of a hospital stay
from a dog bite is around $18,000. To make matters worse, a high percentage
of dog bite victims are young children. Recent studies show that children
under the age of 14 are at an increased risk for dog bite injuries.
Some of the most common injuries caused by dog bites include:
- Puncture wounds
- Scars and disfigurement
- Rabies / infections
- Head injuries
- Broken bones
- Psychological trauma
When you work with a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer from Biren Law
Group, we will fight aggressively to recover the level of compensation
you and your family deserve. Through a skillfully constructed
personal injury claim, we can help you seek full compensation for all of the losses you have
suffered. This may include, but is not limited to, your medical expenses,
loss of income, emotional distress, and pain and suffering.
You Only Have Two Years to File a Claim
In California, dog bite victims will generally only have two years from
the date of the attack to file a personal injury lawsuit—or two
years from the victim’s 18th birthday if they were a minor at the
time of the incident. If you fail to file your dog bite claim before the
statute of limitations expires,
you may lose all chances of recovering compensation. For this reason, you should waste no time in consulting the legal team
at Biren Law Group.
Request Your Free Consultation Now
Are you interested in discussing your case with one of our personal injury
lawyers in Los Angeles, CA? If so, please do not hesitate to contact
Biren Law Group for a free and confidential consultation. We accept all cases on a contingency
fee basis, so you would have nothing to lose by acquiring the help you
need. Call us now to get started on your case.
Initial consultations are free!
Call us now at (310) 896-4345 for the help you need.