Negligent Dog Owners
Owner Liability in Dog Bite Claims - (818) 783-8446
There are times when a pet owner takes every necessary precaution to prevent
their pets from harming themselves, other people, or other pets. Most
owners will provide adequate food, water, exercise, and shelter for their
pet and restrain or post signage warning people of the possible danger
of getting near an aggressive dog. Unfortunately, while most pet owners
take responsibility for their companions, there are times that owners
act in sheer negligence.
Negligent pet owners can be a huge nuisance for neighborhoods, as wandering
pets pose a threat to cars, leave messes on lawns and can act out of fear
and potentially bite. Other times, owners take no responsibility for their
pets, causing a danger to people and property.
If you were bit by a dog because of an owner's negligence, it is important you
speak with a San Fernando Valley personal injury attorney right away.
It has been known that certain courts will deem owners of specific breeds
(such as pit bulls) negligent if they do not take special precaution to
prevent their pet from causing an injury. Pit Bulls, Rottweilers, German
Shepherds and Dobermans have all been known to be considered prone to
aggressive behavior. Pet Owners who do not provide adequate fencing or
signage implying that a dog may be dangerous may be held liable for injuries.
California also has a leash law, and owners who are in violation of the
law when their pet attacks someone may be held liable as well.
How a San Fernando Valley Dog Bite Attorney Can Help You Get Compensated
By hiring a dedicated
personal injury attorney, you may be able to receive the compensation that you deserve
after an attack. You should never be left facing medical bills and dealing
with legalities at the same time, and when you work with my firm, you
never have to. I firmly believe that it is your job to get better and
that it is my job to handle everything else. If you do not have a doctor,
I will find you a quality healthcare provider. Dog bites can leave victims
with scarring, broken bones, and permanent psychological damage. If you
have been injured, you need to contact my firm today to receive aggressive
Contact the Law Offices of Joel Parker to schedule your
free case evaluation.