San Fernando Valley
Dog Bite Lawyer
We Know California Dog Bite Laws. Call (818) 783-8446!
Being attacked by a dog can traumatize the victim for the rest of their
life, especially if the victim is a child. Dog bites also leave victims
with physical scars and long term rehabilitation, which can result in
high medical bills.
Why Hire My San Fernando Valley Dog Bite Firm?
- 40 years of legal experience
- Contingent fees mean you don't pay unless I win
- $65+ million recovered in verdicts and settlements
- Top ratings from clients, peers, and colleagues
The State of California has specific laws that govern dog owners and lay
out the liability for bites from rogue animals. Under the
California Civil Code § 3342, the California Dog Bite Statute states that
the dog's owner is liable if their dog bites someone or acts in an aggressive manner in public,
or does so in private where the victim was on the property legally.
Attacked by a vicious dog? Call us at (818) 783-8446 or
fill out a free case evaluation to get help!
Proving the Fault of the Pet Owner
There can be a number of reasons for a dog attack, as well as many factors
which determine if the dog was a high risk to begin with. Certain breeds,
such as Pit Bulls and Rottweilers, have been known to be cause unusually
Factors that may play into a dog attack include:
- High-risk breeds
- The dog being chained up
- The dog being abused
- The dog being an unaltered male
- Inadequate socialization
In some cases, the attack can be the result of a
negligent owner, and at other times the dog will bite out of fear or aggression. If the
owner does not
inform others of the dog's known behavior, or if they fail to
provide adequate fencing to protect people from a vicious dog, the owner may be found at fault.
If you are looking for an attorney for a dog bite case in Southern California,
personal injury attorney from my firm to discover who is liable for your injuries, and
to determine what compensation you can receive for your damages.
Helpful Information – How to Treat a Dog Bite
Have you or one of your children been attacked by someone else's dog?
Dog bites happen far too frequently, especially with children, because
owners don't take necessary precautions. Aside from taking legal action
and seeking compensation for any damages, the first course of action should
be seeking out medical attention. With dog bites, there are several concerns
that must be addressed.
Be sure to have a medical professional assess the following:
- The severity of skin damage
- The possibility of muscle and tissue damage
- The possibility of infection or rabies
Dog bites typically go much deeper that what the human eye can see so it
is vital that you do not act solely based on the appearance of the wound.
Seeking immediate medical attention can also help eliminate any potential scarring.
Another thing to consider with dog bites is bacteria. Dogs don't have
clean mouths, which makes it easy for your wound to get infected. You
also need to check with the pet owner to see if the dog has had immunization
shots for rabies.
Contact a Dog Bite Attorney Today
After an attack, it is important that you speak with an attorney who can
help you receive the compensation that you deserve. Dog bites can be serious,
and without the proper legal counsel you may be paying high medical costs
and long term rehabilitative care expenses out of your own pocket. When
you work with my firm, I will do all that I can to bring the wrongful
party to justice.
You deserve to be treated with respect and should never have to suffer
from a dog bite alone. At the Law Offices of Joel Parker, you will be
working with an experienced and reputable San Fernando Valley personal
injury attorney who has your best interests in mind.
Contact my office today to schedule a FREE case evaluation regarding your dog bite injuries.