A dog or animal attack can inflict severe pain, suffering, disfigurement or death, especially when young children are involved. Dog bites can leave people permanently scarred, both physically and psychologically. Dog and animal bite injuries can cause severe nerve damage in the affected area, produce serious infections, and leave victims with serious scarring or facial disfigurement. Any dog owner who does not take proper precautions to prevent their dog from biting someone will have to compensate the victim for medical bills, lost wages during recovery, and pain and suffering.
Each year 4.7 million people fall victim to dog bites, with approximately 850,000 of these requiring medical attention for their injuries. Dog bites can range from minor nips to full on attacks, so regardless of the circumstances surrounding your dog bite you should speak with our Antelope Valley injury law firm to see what can be done in your case.
At our law firm, our personal injury attorneys handle dog bite injury claims involving the following:
Victims of dog bites and animal attacks tend to have psychological scars that last a long time after their physical injuries have healed, so it is necessary to hire a lawyer who will take into account all aspects of your injuries so you can be properly compensated. California has a statue that holds dog owners liable for the dog's behavior when an attack is unprovoked, so if the victim did nothing to trigger the dog's attack, the owner may have to pay compensation to the victim.