If bitten by a dog, please protect yourself first! A dog bite can lead to rabies or tetanus infection. Bite wounds from dogs can range from minor to life-threatening and need to be treated quickly to prevent infection such as rabies or complications. If you haven’t had a tetanus shot within the past five years, it is suggested you visit a physician immediately. Please protect yourself first, then we can help you protect your rights.
Dogs are considered mans best friend and why wouldn’t they be? Most dog owners are responsible, they train their pet, keep them clean, and some are treated just like children. However, there are always exceptions to the rule and there are always accidents. Dogs are loyal, but can be fiercely protective of their owners. So much so, that dogs can attack when we least expect it. Some breeds are also more inclined to attack more than others and show tendencies of aggressive behavior, such as pit-bulls. It is the responsibility of the owner to keep their dog under control and to protect others from their pet.
According to California law, “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, regardless of the former viciousness of the dog or the owner’s knowledge of such viciousness.”
Considering all the pet dogs in U.S. households, it’s no surprise that more than 800,000 Americans get medical treatment for dog bites every year. Dog owners can be held liable for the injuries their pet causes others. That means the owners (or their insurance companies) may have to pay the victims for the harm (or damages) they suﬀered.
Those damages could include:
- medical bills
- pain and suffering
- lost income
- any property damage related to the incident, such as broken eyeglasses or a damaged motorcycle
- multiple or punitive damages, if the owner’s conduct was particularly outrageous.
Often times, victims of dog bites or attacks are forced to take lower-paying settlements because of the confusing and strict claims process of the insurance company. Victims can also be cohered to admit some fault in the accident. This won’t happen with Donald Colvin as your dog bite claims attorney. For over a decade, Donald has been been helping families receive the best payout possible for dog bites because he knows the law. When you choose to work with the attorney Donald Colvin, he’ll use every resource available to ensure you receive fair compensation for your medical bills and any long-lasting psychological trauma of the attack.
Contact Central California’s Diligent Dog Bite Claims Lawyer Today!
If you or a loved one has been attacked by a dog, please contact attorney Donald Colvin TODAY so he can help you start your claim and make sure your protected moving forward.