Thousands of people in California suffer dog bite injuries every year. Although some dog breeds seem more inclined to bite people than other breeds, every pet has the potential to bite, and it is impossible to prevent every dog attack. Fortunately for dog bite victims, California laws hold dog owners responsible for injuries and damages caused by their pets, with a few exceptions.
The dog bite injury attorneys at Christopher Lee Law Firm, know that dog injuries can be traumatizing and long-lasting. If you or a loved one has been injured by someone else’s dog, we can help you pursue compensation for your losses. Contact our office to schedule a free consultation and case evaluation.
Our Dog Bite Injury Practice
We take on cases and clients that we believe in because we are dedicated to helping injury victims and their families get the compensation that they deserve. You should not have to pay the price for injuries and damages resulting from a dog bite or dog attack.
Dog bite cases are different than other types of personal injury cases. California has laws that specifically apply to dog bite occurrences. Our attorneys have decades of experience representing injured clients, and we know what it takes to succeed in a dog bite claim.
No case is too big or too small for our law firm to handle. We provide personalized representation to each client, and we always pursue claims in a manner that serves our clients’ best interests. Unlike many personal injury law firms, we are not afraid to go to trial to maximize your potential compensation.
California’s Dog Bite Law
Many people are familiar with the one-bite rule and incorrectly assume that it applies to California dog bite cases. Under the one-bite rule, dogs are essentially given one free bite, and their owners are only responsible for injuries and damages sustained in subsequent dog bite incidents. In California, however, dogs are not entitled to one free bite.
California imposes strict liability on pet owners, making them responsible for dog bite injuries, regardless of whether their pets had ever previously bitten a person or displayed dangerous propensities. It is important to note that strict liability only applies to dog bites, however. Under California law, if you are injured by someone else’s dog but those injuries do not involve a dog bite, you will have to show that the owner’s negligence led to your injuries.
Proving negligence is more difficult than strict liability because negligence requires evidence that the owner’s negligent conduct resulted in your injuries. For example, if an unleashed dog jumped on you and knocked you over, you would need to provide evidence demonstrating that the defendant’s negligence in failing to leash the dog resulted in your injuries.
Contact an Anaheim Dog Bite Injury Lawyer
At Christopher Lee Law Firm, we believe that all dog bite victims deserve to have high-quality legal representation, regardless of their financial circumstances. We provide contingency-based legal services so that our clients never have to pay out of pocket for our representation. Our Anaheim personal injury attorneys also offer free initial consultations, and we do not collect attorneys’ fees until you have been compensated for your injuries and damages. Contact our office at (714) 889-9147 to speak with a dog bite injury lawyer about your claim.