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Sacramento Dog Bite Lawyer

Are Owners Liable For Dog Bites? Call to Discuss Your Injuries.

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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.

At 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.