Millions of Americans have dogs, and most dog owners probably never think that their animal might bite and hurt someone. However, the fact is that dog bite injuries are actually quite common. If you have suffered a dog bite injury, do you have legal options?
Well, in most cases, unless the dog owner can prove that an injured victim provoked the attack in question, that victim may be able to pursue a personal injury lawsuit to seek compensation for medical costs and other expenses that arise in the aftermath of the attack. Dog bite injuries can be severe, oftentimes with permanent scarring or serious soft-tissue damage. As a result, the medical costs to treat the injuries can skyrocket quickly, leaving injured victims not only with the physical and mental injuries from the attack, but also a significant financial burden.
Considering your options
At our law firm, we understand the stress that any type of injury can cause. And, we also know that pursuing a lawsuit sometimes isn’t the first thing people think of as part of the remedy to these situations. However, California residents who suffer an injury due to another party’s negligence or recklessness may want to consider their options for taking legal action.
The circumstances of a dog bite case can be tricky – these personal injury cases are different than, say, cases based on car accidents. The facts, such as whether or not the dog was on a leash, what happened in the moments preceding the attack, the dog owner’s actions and even the actions of the victim will be heavily scrutinized. For more information about how our law firm attempts to help dog bite victims with their personal injury cases, please visit the personal injury section of our website.