Dog bite injuries are extremely prevalent in the United States.
- Each year, approximately 4.5 million Americans are bitten by dogs.
- About twenty percent of dog bites result in the need for medical attention.
- Dog bites accounted for one third of all homeowner’s liability claims in 2015.
California Civil Code Section 3342 was enacted to help protect people from being injured by dogs owned by other people. The code section states: “(a) The owner of any dog is liable for the damages suffered by any person who is bitten by the dog while in a public place or lawfully in a private place, including the property of the owner of the dog . . .”
If you’ve been injured by a dog, you may be able to recover for your injuries, pain and suffering, lost wages, scarring and more.
You have a limited time to file your case and the longer you wait, the harder is is to preserve important evidence to prove your case.
Please contact us for a free consultation to see if there’s anything we can do to help.