Being attacked and bitten by a dog is a terrifying experience, especially when it is sudden, violent and unprovoked. The injuries incurred can be gruesome. When the attack is on a child the resulting injuries can be more severe, often permanent disfigurement or even death can occur. A dog owner or keeper can take some simple precautions to minimize these types of incidents, some of which include taking the dog to obedience classes, getting the animal spayed or neutered, avoiding play involving biting or wrestling, keeping the animal in an enclosed or fenced area and simply not leaving younger children or infants alone with dogs. As simple as these precautions are, and there are others that can be taken, some dog owners still exercise complete indifferent negligence or carelessness in the control of their animals.
Dog bite statutes impose liability on the person who has control of or keeps a dog regardless of whether the dog is restrained or not. If you or someone close to you has been attacked or injured by a dog bite it is extremely important that you have legal representation for your claim from a skilled and experienced Riverside dog bite attorney from The Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus before the statute of limitations expires.
Dog bite injuries number in the millions each year according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. When bitten by a dog, the physical pain is often secondary to the emotional and mental harm suffered. People who once looked upon a dog as a pet to love and enjoy are, after a vicious attack, afraid to visit the homes of friends who own dogs or even take a walk in the park or down the street where there are dogs present. The mental and physical scars can last a lifetime.
Medical bills and expenses can be enormous and create extreme financial hardships on the victim and the victim's family members. When you are the victim of an unprovoked animal attack or dog bite, you deserve to be compensated by the responsible party for damages suffered. The lawyers at our firm are experienced and knowledgeable in the language of the statutes and the case law affecting your claim. Your dog bite attorney will fight aggressively within the full letter of the law building your claim into a strong effective case that and will relentlessly pursue maximum compensation.
Contact a Riverside dog bite attorney right away if you or a loved one has been injured in an incident involving a dog bite or other animal attack.