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Studio City Dog Bite Attorneys

After an animal attack, you may be able to pursue compensation for your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and emotional scarring. Our Brea dog bite lawyers have years of experience representing victims in California. Call 1-800-GO-HARRIS to schedule a free consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys.

Understanding California’s Strict Liability Doctrine and “One Bite” Rule

California is one of the few states that has clearly outlined its dog bite lawsIn short, domesticated animal owners in California are “strictly liable” for injuries that their animals cause. This means that as a bite victim, you do not need to prove that the animal’s owner was at fault for the attack. Rather, you just need to prove that the animal attacked and injured youand the law will consider the owner immediately liable for your injuries. Strict liability applies whether you were attacked in a public place or on private property. The dog’s breed or lineageits violent nature, and its history of past attacks are irrelevant factors in proving your claim.

Compensation for Dog Bites

Before you speak with a claims adjuster, contact a personal injury attorney to discuss your case. Our team has decades of collective experience representing victims of dog bites and other animal attacks and are ready to help you walk away with the compensation you deserve.  

As a victim of a California animal attack, you may pursue compensation for:  

  • Past and future medical expenses 
  • Lost income 
  • Reduced earning capacity 
  • Pain and suffering 
  • Emotional distress 
  • Disability and disfigurement 
  • Loss of consortium 
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

What to Do If You Are Attacked

Even though strict liability generally applies to dog bite cases, they are not an automatic slam dunk. There are still several critical steps your lawyer will likely advise you to take.  

  • Take photos of your injuries. 
  • Seek any and all medical treatment that you need to address your wounds. 
  • Reach out to your county sheriff’s office or the closest animal control agency to put them on notice that the attacking animal is dangerous.  
  • Last but not least, always engage a personal injury lawyer. Although they may seem straightforward, dog bite cases involve nuances. A lawyer will help you prepare the strongest possible claim for recovery.

Discuss Your Claim with a Dog Bite Lawyer

At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we have recovered more than $300 million for our clients, a large portion of which has been in animal attack cases. During our complimentary case review, we will evaluate your case and provide you with an overview of the next steps to take in pursuing the maximum amount of compensation for your injuries.  

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.

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Los Angeles

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Los Angeles, CA 90021
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Phone: 213-228-3558
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