Huntington Beach Dog Bite Accidents

If you live in Huntington Beach, you know what a dog-friendly city it is. Whether you want to toss a ball with your pup at the Huntington Dog Beach or visit one of the area’s many dog-friendly restaurants, bars, or cafes, the area is known for its love of all things canine. Unfortunately, not all dog owners take responsibility for their pets like they should and even a friendly dog can become unexpectedly aggressive and violent, resulting in a bite that causes serious injuries and major medical expenses. If you are the victim of a dog bite, it’s important that you contact a Huntington Beach dog bite lawyer right away. Don’t hesitate to call Jamal Injury Law P.C. if this happens to you.

Dog-Friendly Spots in the Area

There are so many dog-friendly spots in Huntington Beach that it’s easy to create the perfect day out for you and your pooch. A great place to start is at Sit Stay Cafe where dogs are allowed on the front patio and provided with courtesy water and treats. This cafe is just a quick walk from Huntington Dog Beach. Located between Seapoint St. and Goldenwest St., you’ll find every breed of dog you can imagine playing in the water and on the sand. One of our residents’ favorite lunch spots for pups is Park Bench Cafe, where you can order treats for your dog from the Canine Cuisine menu. The area is also home to Huntington Central Dog Park, where there are a variety of dog runs, obstacles, open space, and balls for you and your pooch to play with.

While no one wants a great day to result in serious injuries, because there are so many dogs in the city there is always the chance that you or someone you are with will be bitten. This is why it’s important to have a dog bite lawyer in Huntington Beach who is ready to help you immediately. Dog bites can range from mild to severe, but a serious bite can result in exorbitant medical bills and serious injuries, especially for a young child. By having a lawyer on hand, you’ll be able to recover damages when you need them.

Understanding California Laws

Something many residents don’t know is that California Civil Code section 3342(a) holds a dog owner liable for damages suffered by anyone bitten by their dog, even if the dog does not have a history of aggression. Just because the dog has never bitten someone before does not mean that the owner cannot be held legally liable. It is, however, important to keep in mind that the law applies largely to bites. The owner of a dog that scratches you or injures you by jumping on you may not be considered liable, but only a lawyer can let you know for certain whether you have a case.

If you or a loved one is bitten, your first step should be to get medical help. After this, call a lawyer as soon as possible. Negligent dog owners must be prosecuted for the harm their animals have caused. If you aren’t sure whether you have a case, the legal team at Jamal Injury Law P.C. can help you understand your rights.

Contact a Huntington Beach Dog Bite Attorney

If you or someone you know or love has suffered injuries because of a dog bite, getting the medical care you need should be your first priority. After this, contact an attorney with experience in dog bite cases. Jamal Injury Law P.C. has successfully defended the rights of many victims of severe dog bites and will fight to help you recover maximum damages for your losses.

Contact us today at 714-907-1021 to speak with a dog bite lawyer with experience in Huntington Beach.

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