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Beverly Hills Dog Bite Attorneys
If you, your child, or another loved one have been bitten by a dog, we can help. Our Beverly Hills dog bite lawyers are experienced in holding dog owners responsible for injuries their animal’s cause and will help you pursue the highest amount of financial compensation possible.
To speak with us about your options after a dog attack in Beverly Hills, call us at 1-800-GO-HARRIS. We offer free, no-risk consultations, and we will come to you if you are unable to travel.
Our Beverly Hills Dog Bite Lawyers Will Investigate Your Case.
When you contact us about your dog bite injury, we will immediately get to work investigating your case. We will work with you to identify the dog that attacked you, locate any liable parties, and uncover the dog’s history of harming other individuals. These factors can help us determine the best case strategy.
What to do after a Dog Attack:
- Take photos of the dog.
- Capture photos or videos of your injuries.
- Seek medical treatment for your wounds.
- Locate the dog’s owner or handler.
- Speak with eyewitnesses.
- Contact a Beverly Hills dog bite lawyer for legal counsel.
California’s Dog Bite Law: Strict Liability
Under California law, dog owners are “strictly liable” for injuries that their animals cause. This means that you need not prove that the dog owner acted negligently in order to sue him for damages. Strict liability applies whether you are attacked in a public place or on private property. In other words, you can sue a dog owner for damages even if you are bitten while you are a guest in someone’s home. Generally, the specific breed of the dog, the dog’s history of violence, and the owner’s awareness of the dog’s dangerous proclivities will be irrelevant.
To prove a case for strict liability, you will need to show that you were either present on public property or lawfully on private property at the time of the attack. If you were trespassing when you were bitten, your claim will be more difficult to prove.
Additionally, you may need to show that you did not contribute to your injuries by, for instance, antagonizing or harassing the dog. If there is evidence that you did so, you may face an uphill battle pursuing compensation for your injuries.
Before you dismiss your claim as futile, however, you should always sit down with a dog bite lawyer to discuss your options. Our experienced Beverly Hills dog bite lawyers can help you prove:
- That the other party owned the dog;
- That the attack occurred while you were lawfully present on property; and
- You suffered serious injuries.
Additionally, if it becomes known that you contributed to your accident in any way, your attorney can help you inoculate any weaknesses in your case.
Discuss Your Claim with a Beverly Hills Dog Bite Lawyer Today!
At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we have recovered more than $300 million for our clients, a large portion of which has been in dog bite cases. We are here to answer your questions and begin pursuing a claim on your behalf for your dog bite injury.
With our history of success in dog bite cases and in-depth knowledge of relevant law, our team can guide you throughout each stage of your case. Schedule a low-risk consultation today by calling 1-800-GO-Harris or by sending us a message online.