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Dog Bites

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Are you surprised to learn that California is the state with the most dog attacks in the country? According to statistics, California is one of the states with the highest number of dog attacks, canine bite injuries, and deaths.

Several cities in California are particularly dangerous: Data published by the United States Postal Service shows that Los Angeles is generally at or near the top of the list of cities with the most dog attacks on postal workers, with San Diego generally in the top ten.

If you have been the victim of a dog bite then you deserve to find out what your legal options are. Contact DLC Law at (626) 285-8815 and we can help you.

A closer look at the research

According to a research that looked at recorded dog attacks and criminal charges from 2005 to 2017, California had the second-highest number of deadly dog bites. During the research period, 45 people died in California and every year, dogs harm around 4.5 million people in the United States.

According to a survey issued by State Farm Insurance, California also topped the pack in terms of dog bite claims (527) and payouts ($20.3 million) in these sorts of instances. Experts believe the huge population of the state and the year-round nice weather in Southern California are to blame for the high number of dog attacks.

California has strict liability statutes for dog bites

When it comes to dog attacks, California has what is known as a “strict liability statute.” This means that dog owners are liable for their pets’ conduct, even if their dog has never exhibited symptoms of aggressiveness or violence in the past.

The only exceptions are when a dog attacks someone in self-defense, or someone who is committing a crime or trespassing on the owner’s property. In California, courts have recently supported personal injury lawsuits against landlords who permitted a renter to keep a hazardous dog on their property.

Compensation for dog bites in California

It is unjust that victims of dog attacks pay such a hefty physical and financial price for an occurrence that was not even their fault. Dog owners should be held financially liable for the injuries, damages, and losses that these unwitting victims have experienced.

In dog bite lawsuits, injured plaintiffs can seek compensation for losses such as:

  • Medical costs
  • Lost wages
  • Rehabilitation
  • Disfigurement that lasts a lifetime
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional anguish

DLC Law is well-versed in California’s laws governing unprovoked dog bites and will be able to represent you against the dog owner.

Homeowners Insurance generally covers dog bites

Dog attacks are generally covered under a homeowner’s insurance policy. The majority of these insurance cover liability for between $100,000 and $300,000. The victim can hold the property owner responsible for permitting a hazardous dog to dwell on the premises if the dog owner is a renter or does not have insurance.

Why hire an attorney?

In many dog bite instances in California, the victim will choose not to pursue legal action or may attempt to make a claim on their own. Hiring a lawyer, on the other hand, is nearly always the best option. The finest dog bite lawyers in California have a lot of expertise and know-how to win. They’ll be able to offer professional advice and help you construct the strongest case possible.

At DLC Law we have years of experience and a commitment to fight for every client. We urge you to contact us now at (626) 285-8815 if you have been the victim of a dog bite.

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