Dog Bites

Dog BitesDogs have long been known as man’s best friend. However, they are not always friendly. Every year, dogs bite around 4.5 million Americans, more than 800,000 of whom require medical care.

If you were recently bitten by a dog, you may be entitled to compensation. Call the experienced Newport Beach dog bite lawyers at Jamal Injury Law P.C. today for a free case evaluation.

Understanding California Dog Bite Law

Unlike many other states, California has “strict liability” dog bite laws. This means pet owners in the Golden State are liable for injuries caused by their animals even if:

  • They did not know the dog had bitten someone before, or
  • They took steps to prevent the dog from attacking others

There are some limits to California’s dog bite rules, however. For example, dog owners can only be held strictly liable for their animal’s actions if:

  • The victim was bitten by the dog, and
  • The victim was in a public place or lawfully in a private place when the bite occurred

Owners are not strictly liable for dog bites if they occur while the victim is trespassing. However, if the victim can prove the owner acted negligently, they may still be able to claim compensation.

If you were recently bitten by a dog and believe you may be entitled to compensation, please do not hesitate to reach out to Jamal Injury Law P.C. in Newport Beach. Our experienced attorneys would be happy to review your case and provide you with the legal advice you need.

Compensation Available in California Dog Bite Cases

The amount of compensation awarded to California residents who sustain injuries in dog attacks depends on a variety of factors, including:

  • The severity of their injuries and the medical treatments they require
  • Their physical therapy or rehabilitation needs
  • The amount of time their injuries cause them to miss from work
  • The impact their injuries will have on their career
  • The pain and suffering caused by their injuries, and
  • The effect their injuries will have on their overall quality of life

Generally speaking, Californians who sustain injuries that leave them permanently disabled and unable to work receive the most substantial awards.

The best way to find out how much your case is worth is to speak with a knowledgeable dog bite lawyer at Jamal Injury Law P.C. in Newport Beach. We offer free consultations!

Statute of Limitations in California Dog Bite Cases

The statute of limitations for dog bite cases in the state of California is generally two years. In certain circumstances the statute of limitations can be shorter. In most cases, the clock begins to tick on the day of the bite. However, it may start later if:

  • The victim was younger than 18 years of age at the time of the attack

Not sure if your dog bite case is still valid? Contact the skilled p class="no-spacing-list"ersonal injury attorneys at Jamal Injury Law P.C. today. We will be more than happy to analyze your case, let you know if it is still valid, and help you file the necessary paperwork in a timely manner.

A Newport Beach Dog Bite Attorney You Can Count On

The medical treatments required after a dog bite can cost thousands of dollars. Let Jamal Injury Law P.C. in Newport Beach help you fight for the compensation you need to cover your bills. To speak with one of our experienced dog bite lawyers, all you need to do is pick up the phone and give us a call at 714-907-1021.

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