Sacramento Dog Bite Lawyer
Are Owners Liable For Dog Bites? Call to Discuss Your Injuries.
More than 4.5 million dog bites occur in the United States every year -
close to 800,000 of which require medical attention. Children are especially
vulnerable to serious injuries, which can cause permanent physical and
emotional scarring. At The Law Office of Michael R. Loewen, our Sacramento
dog bite attorney can help you hold dog owners responsible for their negligence.
California's Dog Bite Laws - Who Is Responsible for Your Injury?
In the state of California, the laws concerning owner liability are very
strict. Other states have "one bite rules" and disputed liability
allowances, but California dog owners are considered at fault and are
required to pay for damages if another person is attacked. There are also
special allowances in cases of
child injury. As long as the attack was not provoked, injured victimns can seek damages
from the dog owner.
Proving a dog bite claim requires:
- Showing that you were bit while lawfully on the premise (not trespassing)
- The dog caused injuries
An experirenced attorney can help you evaluate your claim to determine
your sources of compensation and whether you are eligible to file a claim.
What should I do after being bitten by a dog?
The first step, of course, should be to obtain immediate medical care-but
there are some other steps you should take as well, including:
Document your injuries thoroughly by taking pictures, keeping written records, and obtaining
your medical history. This could be a crucial part of your injury claim.
Contact your local
police department and Animal Control to let them know about the attack.
Discuss your case with a
Sacramento dog bite attorney.
The Law Office of Michael R. Loewen, our Sacramento dog bite lawyer can help you take action after your injury
to secure compensation for your medical expenses and other losses. In
some cases, the injuries caused by the attacking dog may be covered by
insurance-such as if the owner has homeowners or renters insurance coverages.
This is not always the case. In any scenario, however, you can rely on
our firm to research every possible source of coverage.
Contact Our Sacramento Dog Bite Lawyer
If you or a loved one have been bitten by a dog, secure the injury advocacy
you need from The Law Office of Michael R. Loewen. Call today for a
complimentary consultaition. We are committed to aggressively and effectively serving our clients,
utilizing our years of personal injury law advocacy experience on your behalf.