Over 800 people are bitten by dogs each year.
Many are serious enough to require medical attention.
In California, there is no “one free bite” rule.
After a dog attack, seek medical attention and take action as soon as possible.
A dog attack is a traumatic experience. Being attacked by an animal is stressful, and something that often results in significant physical, emotional, and financial burdens.
If you or a loved one has been attacked by a dog, you should seek medical help immediately. Dog bites can become infected.
California civil code places the burden of dog bites upon those who choose to have dogs. In California, there is no “one free bite” rule.
Unfortunately, 50% of dog attacks involved children under 12 years old. After which, they no longer view dogs as they once did. Not only can dog bites leave physical scars, they can emotionally traumatize children, who may forever fear dogs. Now, they see them as dangerous and vicious. You’re not only confused emotionally, but hurting physically.
After an attack by a dog, call 911 and see a doctor.
If the injuries requires emergency medical care, paramedics should be called without delay. Dog bites pose a serious health risk. Not only do puncture wounds require immediate attention, they’re susceptible to infection, and should be examined by a physician. If the bite is serious and poses an urgent health threat, visit an emergency room as soon as possible.
If you feel that you’ve suffered an injury from the dog attack, your first and foremost concern should be your health. During this time, it’s of utmost importance to not give any information involving the incident to an insurance company without having legal representation. In the same vein, do not sign any documents without your legal representation present. Also keep in mind that the damages incurred from the attack may have lasting consequences, so settling too quickly could result in a loss of entitled compensation.
ABOUT DOG ATTACKS
After a dog attack, it’s important that you take action as soon as possible. Dog bites often lead to infection and other medical complications, so it is important you seek immediate medical attention. Read more about dog bites…
DOG ATTACK – FAQ
Dog owners have an obligation to take reasonable action to ensure that their dog does not attack and injure people. Dog owners have a duty to ensure that their dogs are contained or leashed. Read more about dog bite injuries…
DO I HAVE TO FILE A LAWSUIT?
A lawsuit will need to be filed if the dog-owner’s insurance company refuses to pay you reasonable compensation for your dog bite injuries. Read more about dog bite lawsuits…
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