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Carlsbad Dog Bite Attorneys
If you have been bitten by a dog, we can help. Even a small bite can cause serious infection and scarring, so it is worth your time to consider your options.
Our Carlsbad dog bite lawyers are experienced in holding dog owners responsible for injuries their animals cause and will help you pursue the highest amount of financial compensation possible. We will review any evidence you have gathered, listen to your story, and help you determine how to best approach your case. If you hire us, we will ensure your claim accounts for all monetary damages, from economic to non-economic losses like pain and suffering.
To speak with us about your options after a dog attack in Carlsbad, 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 Carlsbad 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.
California’s Strict Liability Doctrine
Dog owners in California are “strictly liable” for injuries that their animals cause. This means that typical negligence claims do not apply. If you have been bitten by a dog, all you need to prove is that the dog attacked you while you were on someone else’s property, that the defendant owned the dog, and that you were injured.
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. The dog’s breed, violent history (or lack thereof), and the owner’s awareness of the dog’s dangerous tendencies are irrelevant.
Regardless of whether your claim is founded on strict liability or negligence, you will not be able to obtain a settlement unless you have evidence of the dog owner’s liability. Depending on the circumstances, valuable evidence of liability may include:
- Surveillance footage of the attack;
- The police report;
- Eyewitness deposition;
- Photos of bite marks;
- Medical records; or
- Veterinary records and other documentation to identify the animal’s owner.
Discuss Your Claim with a Carlsbad 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.