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Dog Bite Lawyers Serving San Diego
Have you been in a pedestrian accident caused by someone else’s negligence? Contact a California pedestrian accident lawyer at The Reeves Law Group for a free consultation. The Reeves Law Group has successfully represented thousands of accident victims and obtained exceptional results in a wide variety of serious and catastrophic injury cases.
San Diego Dog Attack Attorneys
Dog owners in most areas of the United States are required by law to keep their dogs enclosed on their own property when not on a leash. San Diego County is no exception. So, why is it that nearly 2% of the U.S. population is victimized by a dog bite attack each year? Some dog owners simply do not take the precautions necessary to keep others safe from their dogs.
Dog bite sufferers have rights. They deserve compensation, not only for the physical injuries a dog bite inflicts, but possibly also for emotional distress. If you or someone you love have suffered a dog bite, take steps to secure your legal rights. Call an experienced San Diego dog bite attorney who can help you to get the compensation you deserve.
After a Dog Bites
If you may have been bitten by a dog while walking down a sidewalk, in San Diego County or elsewhere. When that happened, you probably put all your energies into getting to a safe place, away from the dog. But once safe, there are several important things you should turn your attentions to. What can you do to protect yourself and your rights?
Finding the Best San Diego Dog Bite Attorney
Finding the right San Diego dog bite lawyer as soon as possible after a dog attack is important to your claim. An attorney who takes the dog bite case sooner rather than later has the best chance of proving exactly what happened, because the evidence is fresh. The longer you wait, the harder it will be for your San Diego dog bite lawyer and the firm's affiliated investigators to discover and prove the truth surrounding your injuries.
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Proving the Dog Owner's Responsibility
According to California law, dog owners can be held responsible for dog bites their pets inflict even if they never knew their dogs were dangerous. So, if you were bitten by a dog while walking down a San Diego street, or anywhere else in the state, you may be able to recover damages. All that you, with the help of your San Diego dog bite lawyer, must prove is that:
If you can establish all of these things, you might be able to collect damages from the dog's owner.
What kinds of damages are available to dog bite victims? Each dog bite case is different. For instance, a child bitten by a dog might suffer minimal physical injuries but be extremely emotionally disturbed by the dog attack. Another child might be severely maimed, due to the facts that he is closer to the ground, where the dog is. An adult dog bite victim might have to miss work while recovering. The damages each of these dog bite victims will recover will likely reflect the difference in the kind of dog attacks they suffered through.
Damages for dog bite injuries might include payments for:
In addition to these, punitive damages are sometimes paid to dog bite victims. Punitive damages in dog bite cases are meant not to compensate the victim but to punish the dog owner, and they will be awarded only when the owner is guilty of more than mere negligence. For example, if a trained dog attacks because the owner orders it to, without provocation, punitive damages might be awarded to the dog bite victim.