Los Angeles Adoption Organization Dog Bites
Dog Bite Injury Attorney
Considering the vast number of dogs out there that need good homes, many people turn to adoption organizations, shelters or rescue groups in order to adopt a dog. What happens if the adoption organization does not properly inform the new owner of a dog's vicious tendencies or behavior? In situations such as this, the adoption organization may be held legally responsible for dog bite injuries the new owner sustains because of a lack of proper information or any type of negligence on the part of the adoption organization or its employees.
If you would like to talk to an attorney about your dog bite claim as it involves a LA adoption organization or rescue group, please contact our offices. A Los Angele dog bite injury lawyer at our firm can meet with you to undergo a free consultation regarding the particular incident, as well as the potential liability of the adoption organization.
How an Adoption Organization, Seller or Shelter Can Be Held Liable
Any seller, adoption organization, rescue group, shelter or previous dog owner has certain obligations when they place a dog with a new owner. If a dog is known to be dangerous, aggressive, or has attacked someone in the past, the shelter or organization must take care to inform the new owner of this behavior. If the shelter or rescue group misrepresents the dog as "safe" when there is no real basis to make this assumption or promise, this may also be considered a violation of their legal obligation to the new owner. The disastrous repercussions of these actions may be seen in this example: a family with small children adopts a dog from a rescue group, which promises that the dog interacts well with children and other animals. The family takes the dog home, only to have it attack one of their children or a family pet, causing grave injury.
Contact a Los Angeles dog bite attorney at our law offices today.