Dog Bite Victims' Rights
Dog Bite Attorney Serving Los Angeles, CA
Dog bite victims have particular rights and legal options that will vary depending on the particular jurisdiction. In California, dog owners are held responsible for injuries their dogs inflict under a "strict liability" rule that basically holds them accountable even if the dog had no history of violence. A dog bite victim in California has the opportunity to take legal action in civil court in order to seek damages for dog bite injuries that may have been sustained, whether these are bodily and/or emotional injuries. Although this may vary on a case by case basis, a victim may be able to file suit in civil court for a typical dog bite claim or have a voice in criminal court if the attack was premeditated or ordered.
Because California does not follow the "one bite rule" (which essentially allows a dog one "free" bite before the dog owner can be held liable), the rights of dog bite victims are better protected. The victim has the right to take legal action against the dog owner in the form of a civil lawsuit.
Protecting the Rights of LA Dog Bite Victims
At Pacific Attorney Group, we are dedicated to asserting the rights of dog bite victims throughout the Los Angeles area. We understand that your future may seem bleak in the wake of a dog bite and that you may wonder what you can do to hold the dog owner accountable or seek money that will help with your medical expenses and other losses associated with the attack. That is why we offer a free initial consultation and our legal services at no cost unless we are successful in recovering a settlement or jury award on your behalf.
To learn more about your rights and how our firm can help, contact a Los Angeles dog bite lawyer today.