All dogs are capable of biting and causing serious injuries to anyone they attack, especially innocent child. If a dog bites someone, the dog owner is responsible for any and all injuries directly resulting from the dog bite. A Los Angeles Dog Bite Attorney can assist you in proving your dog injury case and in recovering compensation.
Dog owners should generally know the personality of their dog, but their dog may still bite or attack an innocent victim. Generally, most dog owner’s are unaware or oblivious to how viciousness their dog acts. Aside from dog attacks which are caused by provoking the dog, the attacking dog may have been abused, the dog could be trained to fight or kill, or they may be scared of humans. As a defense mechanism, the attacking dog may bite your hand, face or other body part causing serious injuries.
Injured in a Los Angeles Dog Bite Attack?
If someone is attacked by a dog, the dog may transfer the rabies disease which requires medical attention. The dog’s sharp teeth may also puncture vital organs, amputate limbs, severe scarring, injuries to the face, cause a serious accident and possibly wrongful death or an accidental death. The person who suffered the dog bite may also be suffering from emotional distress in additional to the observable physical injuries.
A young child attacked by a dog, may require plastic surgery to handle the physical scars from these dog bites – especially if the child suffers dog bites to the child’s face. When pit-bulls or other dangerous dogs attack your face, you can generally recover higher damages because of all of the required surgeries which will be required. Facial dog bites may also sever important nerves which will prevent that person from expressing emotion for which they should be compensated. It is up to your lawyer to determine the value which should be associated with your particular injuries for which they can then present to the dog owner’s insurance company.
Compensation for your dog bite injuries depends on the particular circumstances of your dog attack case. Some of the relevant factors in determining the value of a dog attack case include whether the dog owner knew the dog would attack or if it previously bit or attacked someone. It is dog bite attorneys goal to seek the largest compensation possible given your particular facts of your dog attack with a heavy focus on your injuries.
Generally, you recover compensation from the attacking dog owner’s homeowner’s insurance – where the insurance company may be held responsible if the dog bites or attacks someone. It is the insurance company’s responsibility to pay even if the the dog attack doesn’t occur at the dog owner’s home or on his property. If the dog owner is renting an apartment, our dog attack lawyers in Los Angeles will seek compensation from the owner of the rental apartment property – especially if they were aware of the dog’s aggression and propensity to bite or attack, or if the property owner knew of previous dog attacks.