Owning a dog is fairly common in California and other states. Dog ownership means ensuring that those who come in contact with the dog are safe from injuries. But, the reality is that a dog is an animal and could react suddenly, causing a person to suffer a bite or attack.
When a dog bites, this is a shocking event. A person is not only surprised that the animal did this to them, but they are also in pain from the actual bite. At our law firm, we understand how traumatic a dog bite or attack can be. We are dedicated to helping bite victims in the San Diego area understand their rights and options following a dog bite.
Dog owners are supposed to protect the public and those coming onto their property from harm caused by their dog. This means that they are to contain their dog, keeping them on their property or on a leash. Additionally, dog owners should warn others of their dogs’ dangerous propensities, if such knowledge exists. When a dog owner is negligent, that person could be held liable for the harm caused by the dog. Our law firm works to take the time to prove liability following a dog bite, helping our clients recover the compensation they deserve.
To learn more, please visit our law firm’s dog bites website. The aftermath of a dog bite is often more than just the pain suffered from the bite itself. The attack could leave the victim emotionally damaged. It could take a significant amount of time to heal from the event, making it important for victims to understand their legal rights. A personal injury action could help address these damages while also helping to hold a negligent dog owner accountable.