Do you need a dog bite lawyer in California
Dogs can be great pets tat provide comfort, joy, and companionship. For the most part, they are amazing fluffy creatures that love attention and affection. But sometimes, this is not always the case. Sometimes, we encounter aggressive dogs, and these situations can be scary. Dogs can have very sharp teeth and the have the potential to seriously injure people if they decide to bite. Getting bit by a dog can cause load of emotional and physical distress. If you are in Downey, California and are looking for a lawyer to represent you in a dog bite case, look no further than Eldessouky Law.
What are the dog bite laws in California?
California is special when it comes to dog bites because it has a strict liability rule. This means that the owner is liable for damages if their dog bites even if the dog has never bitten before or if the owner was unaware of its aggressive nature. This is different than other states that have a one bite rule, which means the owner is held liable only if the dog has had a history of biting someone. So in order to prove that you have a dog bite case, all you need to do is show that you were injured from a bite and that you were bitten either on public property or while legally on private property. If you have more questions regarding California laws and dog bites, call our office at 714-409-8991 and speak to one of our experienced dog bite lawyers.
Why do I need an attorney for a dog bite case?
While it may seem that the odds are in your favor when it comes to dog bite cases, it’s important to still get help from an attorney. The defendant may try to claim certain defenses such as:
- You were trespassing
- You provoked the dog
- The dog was protecting the owner
- The dog was carrying out military or police orders
If defenses like these arise, one of our dog bite lawyers would be able to help you and build a strong case for you, this way you will still be able to receive recovery for any damages.
Also, if you were injured by a dog, but not from a bite, you will also want to seek help from a lawyer to pursue a personal injury case. The strict liability rule only applies to dog bites, so if you were injured in a different way, then you will need to prove negligence. One of our lawyers at Eldessouky Law and they will work hard to prove negligence. Negligence must be proved with three steps. You must successfully show that the dog owner owed a duty of care to you, that the duty of care was breached, and that the breach was a direct cause of your injuries. To have the best chance of winning a dog bite case or any other kind of personal injury case, consult with one of our attorneys first!
What kind of compensation can I win from a dog bite case?
The severity of injuries you sustain from a dog bite will determine the kind of compensation you can win from a case. Most dog bite cases sue for compensatory damages. These include:
- Medical bills
- Physical or vocational therapy
- Psychological counseling
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of the use of a limb
If you’ve lost a loved one to a dog bite, then you may be eligible to sue on behalf of them for wrongful death, and receive compensation for your losses. There’s also a small chance you may be able to sue for punitive damages in a dog bite case if you can prove that the defendant acted in a particularly malicious manner. To see what you may be able to recover in your case, get in touch with our office and speak to one of our highly skilled dog bite attorneys.
Why should I choose Eldessouky Law to help me?
Dog bites can be extremely traumatizing. It can completely alter your view on dogs and trust in people. Our job at Eldessouky Law is not only to help you win your case, but to make sure that you can get your life back on track and gain confidence in places that you may have lost it. This makes our team of lawyers special because everyone of them genuinely wants to help you out. This is reflected in the free consultation we provide to anyone that believes they have a case, and in our zero fee guarantee. If you do have a case, we are happy to represent you for free. If we can’t win your case, then you will not owe us anything. Working with us at Eldessouky Law is not a risk but a stepping stone for you to recover both emotionally and financially.