Sacramento Dog Bite Lawyer
Are you looking for a Sacramento dog bite lawyer? Over 4.7 million people are bitten by dogs every year in the United States, and about one out of every six dog bite cases are severe enough to need medical attention. When a dog bite or dog attack occur, it is the owner of the dog, not the breed of dog or the individual dog, which is responsible for it. If you or someone you know living in the Sacramento area has suffered an injury from a dog bite or an attack by a dog or other animal, it is important for you to know your legal rights.
Understanding Your Dog Bite Case Case
Based on the degree of damage dealt from the injury, in addition to case specifics, a dog owner can be held accountable at both a criminal and civil level.
Strict Liability and the One Bite Rule
Each year, millions of dog bite cases are reported across the United States with even many more that go unreported. Experiencing an attack by a dog can be terrifying and traumatic and can cause significant injury. In the state of California, a “Strict Liability” statute is enforced in situations where dogs attack and injure another person. The “One Bite Rule” does not apply and owners are 100% responsible and liable for compensation associated with any injuries suffered by their dog, provided the attack was not provoked.
In some cases, a property owner or landlord may be held liable for damages caused by a tenant’s dog if they had preexisting knowledge of the animal’s aggression.
Common Dog Bite Injuries
A victim of a dog bite can sustain severe bodily injuries as well as psychological and emotional traumas that can endure a lifetime. Injuries sustained may include:
- Contusions, abrasions and lacerations
- Bodily disfigurement that may require surgery and/or therapy
- Puncture Wounds
- Broken bones and bone dislocation
- Lasting psychological and emotional trauma
So How Do You Receive Compensation for your Dog Bite Injuries?
If you or someone you know has sustained any injuries as a result of a dog attack, you may be entitled to compensation for the following:
- Pain and suffering, including psychological and emotional distress
- Mental health treatment
- Current and future medical care
- Compensation for loss of wages and income earning ability
Speak to a Sacramento Dog Bite Injury Attorney Today
A deep and broad understanding of the law and case specifics is not only vital but pivotal to the outcome of your case and it is imperative that you clearly know your legal rights. Let us help you get there. At The Law Offices of Zappettini & Bradley, our skilled team has over 40 years of experience dealing with personal injury law and passionately fighting for the rights of our clients. We can assist you in recovering compensation for your dog bite injury. To speak with a personal injury attorney about your dog bite incident, please call us at (916) 457-5022