Dog Bite Liability
Who Can Be Held Liable for a Dog Bite in Los Angeles, CA?
If you or someone you know was bitten or attacked by a dog in Los Angeles, you may have questions about liability. Who can be held legally responsible for your injuries? By contacting a dog bite attorney at our law firm, you can find out more about what rights you have and what you can do in order to recover the financial compensation you deserve. We take on cases throughout LA and the surrounding areas.
Generally, liability in a dog bite claim in California will be placed upon the shoulders of the dog owner. Dog owners are typically held strictly liable for injuries their dogs cause, if unprovoked. The dog owner will be held accountable regardless of whether the dog had ever bitten anyone in the past or exhibited aggressive behavior in any way. However, liability may be brought into question in particular cases, such as those involving police dogs, negligence on the part of a dog owner, service animal dog bites, or attacks at dog parks. Additionally, criminal liability may be an issue if the dog owner was seriously negligent or specifically trained or ordered a dog to attack and injure another person.
Talk to a Los Angeles Dog Bite Lawyer
A Los Angeles dog bite lawyer experienced in dealing with these types of claims can talk to you about your particular options and how to establish liability of the dog owner or another party that should be held accountable. Unfortunately, some dog bite victims find themselves in situations where the blame of the attack is placed on their shoulders, as they are accused of allegedly provoking the dog or trespassing. Make sure your rights are protected and your case properly represented to help avoid this.
Contact our law firm today for help in establishing liability in your Los Angeles dog bite claim.