San Francisco Dog Bite Lawyer
Personal Injury Claims for Dog Bites and Animal Attacks
Being bitten by a dog is a frightening experience. It is also one that may leave you or your child seriously injured and facing hospitalization, permanent scarring or disfigurement. Even in relatively "minor" dog bite incidents, the victim may still be at risk of infection or scarring. A fear of the outdoors and wariness of dogs may be psychological side effects of an attack of this kind.
A San Francisco dog bite lawyer can help you after a dog bite or animal attack, helping with your claim or lawsuit against the dog owner so you can recover the money you need for medical bills and the other expenses, injuries and losses associated with your case. It is our goal to support you in this difficult time so you can move on with your life.
Strict Liability in San Francisco Dog Bite Claims
In California, a dog owner is held strictly liable for injuries that his or her dog inflicts. The state's dog bite laws in this regard may help protect victims of dog bites and attacks by holding the dog owner responsible even if the dog showed no previous tendency to attack or had never bitten someone before. The only situations that would limit the liability of the dog owner would be if the victim provoked the dog or was trespassing or committing a crime at the time of the attack.
Although strict liability is imposed for dog bite cases in San Francisco, it will still be necessary to prove that you were injured and that the dog caused your injuries. It will also be necessary to prove the value of your claim, as based upon the physical and emotional injuries you have sustained. It may also be necessary to defend oneself against allegations of provocation or trespassing.
With a competent San Francisco personal injury attorney at your side, you can be sure your dog bite claim is in good hands. Let us represent your interests in this important matter - contact a dog bite lawyer
at Pacific Attorney Group today!