Ventura County Dog Bite Accident Attorney
Helping Clients Seek Compensation for Significant Damages
While many people consider dogs to be a cuddly member of the family, the truth is that they are unpredictable animals. If dogs are not properly trained or cared for, they may end up posing a threat to the public. One way this could occur is through their bite. If you have been involved in a dog bite incident and suffered significant injury, our attorneys can help you.
Speak to a personal injury attorney by calling or texting (805) 644-8888 today.
When to Seek Damages from a Dog Bite
According to California Civil Code section 3342, there are certain conditions that must be present in order for a person to begin a dog bite accident lawsuit.
These conditions are:
- The dog was unprovoked
- The person was bitten in a public place or on private property they were invited to
Trespasser, or people who unlawfully enter a property, will usually not receive any compensation for injuries they receive. Additionally, a dog who was defending it’s owner from the injured person might not be able to seek damages as the animal was protecting it’s owner.
Damages Covered in a Dog Bite Lawsuit
In California, people who are bitten by a dog are entitled to receive certain compensations for their injuries. Our attorneys can help you determine which of these you qualify for and build your side of the case based on these qualifications.
Damages sought usually include, but are not limited to:
- Medical bills
- Physical or vocational therapy
- Psychological counseling
- Lost wages
- Limited earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Loss or limited use of a limb
Additionally, an injured party may be able to receive punitive damages if they can provide clear evidence that the owner of the dog provoked the dog to attack.
Let Our Ventura County Attorneys Fight for Your Rights
At Morgan Law Firm, our personal injury attorneys are well-versed in all aspects of California’s dog bit laws. We can help you build a case that is unique to your situation and seek a positive outcome to your case.
For a FREE consultation, fill out our online form or call or text us at (805) 644-8888.
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