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Dogs are a regular part of life in Sacramento, California and we all regularly encounter a neighbor or friend taking his or her dog out for a walk. The animals often provide companionship, comfort and entertainment to their owners and joy to the people they meet on Sacramento, Fair Oaks, Rocklin & Folsom area streets. Unfortunately, dogs occasionally become spooked, are naturally aggressive or act out resulting in significant injuries to the other dogs or people they attack. Dog attacks or dog bites can cause personal injury and the possibility of litigation. If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a dog bite or dog attack, you need representation by a Sacramento personal injury attorney who understands how these dog injuries occur, the impact they can have on day to day life and the laws surrounding dog bites and dog attacks in Sacramento, Rocklin, Fair Oaks and other cities in California. At the Tiemann Law Firm our personal injury attorneys know that dog bite cases can regularly involve:
Legal responsibility for dog attacks can seem confusing at times. An experienced lawyer in dog attack litigation can help you get the compensation you deserve from any injury or damages caused by a dog. Most people will accept responsibility for the injuries their dogs cause but occasionally there is a dispute as to how the accident happened and if the injured person did something to provoke the accident. In California, an allegation that the victim or his pet provoked the attack or did something to contribute to his or her own injuries is irrelevant. Under California Civil Code section 3342, the owner of a dog is legally responsible for the injuries their dog causes. This means that proving legal responsibility is unnecessary. Reach out for a free consultation with an expert personal injury attorney on your possible dog attack lawsuit.
Although legal responsibility is not an issue in a dog bite case, finding the funds to compensate the victim for the injuries he or she suffered can be difficult. What many residents of Sacramento do not realize is that the dog owner’s rental or home owners insurance may actually provide coverage for the actions of the dog and the injuries suffered by the victim. This means that a victim may be fully compensated for the injuries he or she suffered without the dog owner having to personally cover the injuries. This can be reassuring for both the dog owner and victim as most attacks are caused by dogs that the victim knows through a family member or friend.
Regardless of whether or not the responsible party has adequate insurance, the compensation a victim of a dog bite attack is entitled to, is similar to most personal injury cases. The victim may be entitled to:
Working with an experienced personal injury attorney at the Tiemann Law Firm you can rest assured that you will receive the compensation you deserve regardless of insurance coverage.
We handle all injury and accident cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning we don’t get paid unless we win a recovery for you. If you have questions about a dog bite attack, who is responsible or how to make an insurance claim, we will be happy to answer your questions and offer free, no obligation advise to clients who have been injured as a result of a dog attack.
Contact an experienced Sacramento CA Dog Bite Attorney to get your FREE case consultation.
You will consult with an experienced lawyer who has represented injured victims throughout Northern California, including Sacramento, Folsom, Roseville, El Dorado Hills and other communities in the greater Sacramento area.
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