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San Luis Obispo Dog Bite Injury Attorney
EXPERIENCED DOG BITE INJURY LAWYERS SERVING SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA
Data from the Humane Society of the United States indicate that about 46 percent of all American households own at least one dog. That’s a lot of dogs, nearing about 78 million dogs spread across the country. Unsurprisingly, there are over 4.5 million reported cases of dog bites every year, with as many as 850,000 of those cases requiring medical attention. If you or your child was been bitten or injured in a dog bite accident, our San Luis Obispo dog bite injury attorney can help you get the compensation you deserve for any unpleasant outcomes, including medical expenses, lost wages, as well as for your pain and suffering.
While most domestic pets have been bred to behave safely around people and children, some dogs are not so well-behaved. Some dog breeds can be vicious and defensive, biting unsuspecting visitors, passers-by, and delivery persons. Seeking help from an experienced attorney will be in your best interest.
Recovering Compensation in a Dog Bite Injury Claim
A dog bite is never pleasant and can be from mild to quite severe; taking only a bite or assault to do real damage. The challenging issue about pressing charges and seeking compensation in dog bite injury cases is that both the owners of the aggressive dog and the dog-bite victim are often either friends or even close family members, making it quite awkward to resolve.
Dog bites often results in permanent scarring, serious infections as well as nerve damage and loss of sensation. If you or your loved one has been attacked and bitten by a dog, you may be entitled to receive compensation under the state law. Contact your local San Luis Obispo Personal Injury Lawyers to schedule your free consultation.
What if You Are Partially Responsible for Aggravating the Dog?
If a dog makes an attack against someone else in a public place or lawfully on private property, the law requires that the owner of the dog be held responsible. But if there is evidence to prove that the dog was being harassed or attacked, or if the dog was involved in official military or police work, then the owner is not considered to be liable for damages. It is only in the case that you weren’t being provocative towards the dog in any way, which is usually the case, that the owner of the dog can be sued for monetary compensation. Our San Luis Obispo dog bite injury attorney will help you know what to do if you've experienced a dog bite.
Whether the dog bite resulted from a playful nip or a vicious assault, once there is an ensuring injury, which could range from a small pinch or skin puncture to severe injuries such as muscle damage, disfigurements, or head injuries, the other case needs to be taken very seriously. An added danger is the fact that the dog involved may not yet have been given the rabies vaccine, which means that you will have to take a series of shots to prevent infection.
Our Seasoned San Luis Obispo Dog Bite Lawyers and Will Fight for You
Apart from the physical pain, suffering, and/or disfigurements that could result from being bitten by a dog, there are also associated medical bills and the possibility of lost income while you are obtaining treatment. That is why you should not let a negligent dog owner take advantage of your vulnerability to an attack.
Contact our San Louis Obispo dog bite injury attorney and we will help protect your right to receive appropriate compensation in your personal injury claim for animal attack injuries. Contact us for a free consultation with Steven P. Roberts Personal Injury Attorney today. You can locate our office off the 101 at the entrance to the historical district. Parking is provided. Call us at (805) 542-9900 or contact us online to make an appointment to speak with a lawyer about your case and your needs in San Luis Obispo County or Fresno County, California.