Northridge Personal Injury Attorneys | Accident Lawyers
Northridge Dog Bite Attorneys
Animal attacks are scary, not to mention, potentially dangerous: Even superficial bite wounds can lead to serious infections that require medical treatment. Fortunately, these incidents are almost always preventable – and even when they do happen, you can often pursue a claim for damages against the animal’s owner.
If you, your child, or another loved one have been bitten by a dog, we can help. Our Northridge 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.
To speak with us about your options after a dog attack, 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 Northridge 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 a case strategy.
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 to sue for damages. To prove a case for strict liability, you will need to show that you were 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 prove that you did not contribute to your own injuries by, for instance, antagonizing the dog or sticking your fingers through a fence. If there is evidence that you did so, you may face an uphill battle pursuing compensation for your injuries – or, at the least, your damages award will be reduced.
Regardless of the circumstances, though, you should always sit down with a dog bite lawyer to discuss your options. At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, our Northridge 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, we can help you address any weaknesses in your case so that you can still walk away with some compensation.
Discuss Your Claim with A Northridge 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. We look forward to your call.