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The treatment for dog bites can be extensive and expensive

Have you or a loved one been attacked by a dog? If the answer is yes, then you know just how traumatizing this type of event can be. Treating dog bites can be both extensive and expensive, depending on the severity of the wound. So, along with the physical and psychological damage that victims endure, the financial effects can also be devastating in a number of ways.

I've been bitten by a dog: What now?

Suffering a dog attack can be a traumatic experience that leaves you with both physical and emotional scars. Fortunately, you do not have to suffer dog bite injuries in silence. If you have been bitten by a dog, you have the right to take legal action through the civil court system in California.

What are your options as a dog attack victim?

A dog attack is not a minor incident, despite the fact that insurance companies and the dog owners frequently dismiss these cases or downplay the severity of the injuries. If you are the victim of a dog bite or attack, you know how painful and traumatizing these events can be. You need a strong legal ally by your side, advocating for your rights as a victim.

Injuries to children from dog bites can be devastating

Children, especially young children, tend not to have a healthy fear of, well, much of anything. For instance, they see a dog and want to play with it and pet it, and they often have no idea how dangerous dogs can be. Even the nicest dog can turn and bite when inadvertently provoked. When a dog does bite, the injuries to children can be devastating.

Steps to take after a dog-bite injury

If a dog bit you or someone you love, there are steps you need to take to protect your rights. You may suffer lasting health problems from the attack, and taking the right steps now can make a big difference in whether you recover the compensation you will need to move on with your life.

Are dog owners liable for dog bite injuries in California?

Generally, yes, under California's dog bite statute, dog owners are absolutely responsible for any injuries caused when their dogs bite, even if the dog in question has never been violent before.

Are California dog owners criminally liable if their dogs attack?

Even though California has many laws - and several court opinions - that say owners of dangerous dogs may be criminally liable if their dogs attack or bite others, the truth of the matter is that dog owners rarely face criminal charges.

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