There are no bad dog breeds–only bad dog owners.
Keeping that in mind, if you are attacked by a dog, you can be left with considerable injuries–contusions, scratches, nerve damage, infections, possibly even broken bones–not to mention psychological trauma. Although many physical injuries can heal over time, the physical and mental scars you’re left with can be permanent.
On top of that, you are left with a considerable financial burden stemming from medical expenses and lost wages. You may also have to deal with continuous pain and suffering.
Being bitten by a dog can be extremely traumatic, no matter what your age or size. It can leave you fearful of dogs and other animals and affect your relationship with other people, especially if they have a dog for a pet.
California Law Regarding Dog Bites/Attack
In the state of California, there is a law regarding dog bites and dog attacks. This law is known as “strict liability statute,” and it means that dog owners are automatically considered liable for any injuries caused by their dog, even if the dog has never previously exhibited aggression toward another person or animal. What this means is that, even if the owner argues that their dog has never had a history of aggressiveness or biting, they are still held responsible for the actions of their pet. There are even some cases in California in which landlords were held responsible for personal injury claims due to allowing a tenant to have a vicious dog on the premises.
What this means for dog owners is that they must take every precaution to prevent any attacks, period.
What this means for dog attack victims is that they don’t have to suffer in silence, and they are entitled to compensation.
A dog attack can be a very serious matter that leaves the victim with high medical costs and noticeable physical and psychological repercussions. Dog owners and any other parties who may be responsible for an attack or bite need to be held accountable and compensate the victim. The dog owner must compensate the injured party for their medical expenses, damages, loss of wages and pain and suffering.
Common Injuries Stemming from Dog Bites
There are a number of injuries that commonly come about as a result of dog bites. Many of these are physical, but there are also some that are psychological. The most common include:
- Deep contusions
- Nerve injuries
- Head and facial scars
- Loss or impairment of hands, feet, arms and legs
- Permanent scars and disfigurement
- Emotional scars
- Medical expenses
- Plastic surgery
- Rehabilitation and physical therapy
- Psychological pain and suffering
- Extreme physical pain
- Loss of income
If you have been injured by a dog after it attacked or bit you, get help from a personal injury lawyer. Call Kuzyk Law right away. Our attorneys will fight every step of the way to ensure that you receive compensation for your injuries and other damages.
Call us 24 hours a day at (661) 945-6969!