A dog bite can leave you feeling terrified and shaken. Despite the fact that we all know dogs are animals, we’ve been socialised to think of them only as “man’s best friend.” Most of the time, we see canine behaviour and activity through the lens of human interaction, forgetting that they are in fact animals and that their reactions and behaviours are often instinctual – and uniquely their own.
Millions Of People Are Bite Every Year By Dogs Even Though They’re Common Household Pets In The United States Nearly a sixth (26%) of those exposed will require medical attention, and many more will succumb to their injuries or die. As painful and traumatising as these events are, we will fight to make sure the victims are fairly compensated. In the United States, more than 4.7 million dog bite incidents are reported each year, according to the CDC. Nearly 400,000 of these cases involve children and necessitate immediate medical attention. It was estimated that 31,000 people needed reconstructive surgery and that hospitals spent around $100 million a year dealing with these injuries. – Attorneys Specializing in Dog Bites
Some of the cases we handle include:
- Dog Bites and Children
- Dog Bites and Homeowners’ Insurance
- California Dog Bite Lawyers
Types of dog bite injuries include:
- Puncture wounds
- Nerve damage
- Eye injuries
- Facial scarring
- Broken bones
- Head and neck injuries
- Emotional trauma
Dog attack or dog bite injury lawsuits often involve dogs with a history of aggression toward people, but in California, you don’t have to prove this in order to succeed with your claim. You don’t even have to show that you were bitten. You may be entitled to compensation if you were injured after being knocked down or running away from an aggressive unleashed dog. California dog bite injury lawyer can vigorously defend your rights.
Are Some Breeds More Dangerous?
Certain dog breeds may be overrepresented in dog bite cases, evidence suggests. A review of scientific literature by the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) found that the following breeds are overrepresented in bite incidents in the United States :
- German Shepherd dogs
- Mixed breed dogs
- Pit bull type dogs
- Rottweiler dogs
- Jack Russell Terrier dogs
- Others (Chow Chow, Spaniel, Collie, Saint Bernard and Labrador Retriever)
If you have been injured in a California dog bite or attack, our skilled injury lawyers can help you learn more about your rights and the viability of a claim for damages.
Call the injury attorneys at Garcia & Phan Personal Injury Law Firm at 714-586-8298