If You’ve Suffered a Dog Bite or Animal Attack
San Diego Dog Bite Lawyer
Dog bites and mauling can be disabling, even deadly. They can happen to anyone, but most often the victims are service people, joggers, bikers, and small children walking by or visiting a home.
While any breed of dog can be dangerous at times, huskies and malamutes are responsible for most child fatalities. Bulldogs and mastiffs (including pit bulls and rottweilers) with their great strength and strong jaws cause some of the most serious dog bite injuries.
But even some of the most common household breeds-German shepherds, bull terriers, labradors, cocker spaniels, and springer spaniels-are near the top of the list for serious dog bite injuries.
If you or a family member has been seriously injured or has died from a dog attack, you need to understand California’s dog bite laws. You may be able to receive compensation for injuries and rehabilitation needs, including counseling needed to overcome the trauma and fear caused by the attack.
Contact Alicia A. Slaughter, Attorney at Law. We help injured people and grieving families get the financial compensation they need to recover physically, emotionally, and financially after dog bite injuries or a tragic death.
Who is Liable for an Animal Attack
California dog bite laws call for “strict liability” on the part of the animal owner. That means if a dog bites you, that dog owner is responsible for your injuries, whether the dog in question was tied up in its own yard, was behind a fence, or was roaming the neighborhood.
The Challenge of Dog Bite Injuries
Physical recovery from dog, cat or other animal attacks can take a long time. Scratches and bites easily become infected, leading to scarring and disfigurement. Nerve damage can result from bites and tears. And the emotional trauma of a dog attack can be severe, not only for the injured child or adult, but also for family members who tried but failed to save them from the attack.
At Alicia A. Slaughter, Attorney at Law, we understand that financial compensation can never undo the harm that has been done. But money damages can help you pay for immediate and ongoing medical care, rehabilitative services, and the plastic surgery that your loved one may need.
Flexible appointments, including evening, weekend, home, and hospital visits are available as needed. Your initial consultation is free of charge, and you pay no attorney fees unless we recover for you. Contact us today.