Dog-bite lawyers serving Bellflower, CA
Getting bit by an animal can be a very traumatizing experience. If you have been bit by a dog, you may be suffering from negative psychological as well as physical effects. The dog may no longer seem like those cuddly best friends you once thought of them as. Depending on the severity of the bite, you may also have scarring and other kinds of disfigurements. These outcomes can impact your life in many ways, and your dog bite incident should be taken seriously because there are laws surrounding owners and their responsibility to keep their dogs from harming others. Our dog bite lawyers in Bellflower know all about these laws and want to make sure that you seek justice after a dog bite.
What is dog-bite law?
California Civil Code section 3342 lays out the laws for dog bites. It states that the owner of a dog that bites is liable for damages if the damages were caused by a dog bite and if the person was bitten in a public place or legally in a private place. However, there are exceptions for dogs that are involved in police or military work. It must be noted that the law specifically refers to dog bites, not other injuries sustained from a dog, and that if the bite happened in a private place that one was illegally trespassing on, then the dog owner is not liable for damages. California is also a strict liability state, which means an owner cannot get out of liability if they claim they were unaware of their dog’s aggressive behavior. All that you will need to prove is that you were bitten by a dog in a public place or while on private property legally. If you were injured in a different way by a dog, you will have to prove negligence on the owner’s behalf. Get in contact with one of our skilled lawyers at 714-409-8991 to get started on your dog-bite lawsuit today!
What type of compensation is covered in a dog-bite claim?
Two main factors you will need to prove in a dog-bite case is that the defendant is the owner of the dog and that the dog bite occurred. With the help of an experienced lawyer, you will be able to prove this and gain compensation for your damages. Our dog-bite attorneys in Bellflower will fight to get you compensation for past and future medical bills, past and future lost wages, loss of quality of life, pain and suffering, property damage, punitive damages, and any other relative damages you may have been subject to. Your best bet in receiving the most recovery would be through the help of an Eldessouky Law dog-bite attorney. Our attorneys know all the ins and outs of California law in relation to dog bites, and they will help guide you through the process of seeking redemption for your unfortunate dog-bite situation.
Why would a lawyer be needed in a dog-bite case?
Like briefly mentioned before, a defendant may claim trespassing in a dog-bite case, which can invalidate your dog bite claim. The government of military agencies may also try to prove that the bite was provoked. This is why it is important to get a lawyer for your dog-bite case. Our lawyers will be able to combat these defenses as well as any others that arise. To ensure you have the strongest case possible, you will also want to obtain all evidence you have such as medical bills, pictures of the scene and injuries, incident reports, and witness reports. The more evidence you have to offer when bringing a dog-bite case to one of our attorneys, the better off you will be.
Why Eldessouky Law stands out
At Eldessouky Law, our lawyers are all dedicated to their clients’ well-being. Our goal is to not take money from you, but to gain you as much compensation as possible. This is why we offer a free consultation to anyone that calls our office. We will listen to anyone’s case, and provide the best legal advice you can find in Bellflower, CA, completely free of charge. On top of that, we will also take on your case and represent you or help you with a settlement without asking for any upfront fees. Once again, our job is to help you find redemption, not take money from you. If we do not win your case, you will not owe us anything. Only if we win, will we ask for a small fee in return. Also, since there are very specific laws regarding dog bites in California, it would be best to get help from a lawyer than to dive in alone. If you have been injured from a dog bite or have been injured from a dog in a different way, there are different ways to go about proving your claim, and our lawyers will know best. Do not let an aggressive dog take away your quality of life, it’s time to fight back and take back what you deserve!