California Dog Bite Lawyers and Dog Bite Attorneys
Are you the victim of a dog bite or attack?
Do Not Talk to the Insurance Company before you speak to an Attorney!.
The most important aspect of prosecuting a dog bite case is to secure evidence as quickly as possible. The evidence that should be obtained immediately is the identity of the dog and its owner, photographs of the dog, identity of witnesses, witness statements, and photographs of the injuries and location of the attack.
There are many factors which can increase the chance of you or your child being a victim of a dog bite or dog attack. Owners of dogs, teenagers, grandparents, babysitters, caregivers of all types and especially parents of young children, must keep in mind all of the factors that can result in or lead to aggressive and harmful behavior in dogs. Of course, the greater the number of these factors which are present will increase the likelihood that a damaging or injurious bite or attack can occur. For example:
- If a canine is continuously kept on a leash or chain, then there is a much increased chance that such a dog will be aggressive and/or lack proper “people skills.”
- Not surprisingly, male dogs are more likely to exhibit aggressive tendencies and account for a higher percentage of bites and attacks on children and adults.- Notwithstanding the previous fact, dominant, poorly trained and socialized or fearful female dogs will, and often do, bite children and their caregivers.
- If there are two or more dogs in a yard without the dog owner present, then there is a significantly higher chance of encountering or experiencing dog bites or dangerous dog behavior.
- The greater number of dogs that are present equals a much higher risk for attacks, bites, or maulings, which are associated with pack behavior.
- Non-neutered or un-spayed dogs typically demonstrate higher levels of aggressive behavior.
- Additional evidence shows that the number of dog bites goes up during the summer months due the higher volume of people outside and the presence of a greater number of dogs.
Disturbingly, the single, most common cause of deadly dog bites and seriously harmful canine attacks is the owner of the dog, who does not properly train, supervise or care for their animal.
If you or a loved one has been injured in the California area please call us immediately for a FREE evaluation – (310) 774-4500.
Contact us to discuss the legal remedies and options available to compensate you and your child for their injuries.