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Bakersfield Dog Bite Lawyer
Dog bite and dog attack cases often result in severe disfigurement and other serious injuries and as a result can be extremely traumatizing. Dog bites occur every 75 seconds in the United States and each day over 1,000 Americans require emergency medical care to treat injuries from dog bites and dog attacks. It is reported that Dog bite and dog attack victims suffer over $1 billion in monetary losses annually. From 2005 to 2013, pit bulls and rottweilers accounted for 74% of dog attacks that resulted in death. DogBites.org Statistics.
In California, there are several laws that have been enacted in order to protect dog bite and dog bite victims. For example, Civil Code § 3342 (a) essentially states that a dog owner can be held liable for the damages and injuries suffered by a victim of a dog bite or dog attack, no matter how carefully the owner guards or restrains the dog. In addition, CACI Jury Instruction No. 462 states that people who own, keep or control animals with unusually dangerous tendencies, and who are aware or should be aware of those tendencies, can be held liable for the harm that their animals cause to others, no matter how carefully they guard or restrain their animals.
Injuries commonly suffered in dog bite and dog attack cases include bone fractures, major lacerations, puncture wounds, bruising and contusions, ligament damage, tendon damage, nerve damage, joint dislocation and neck and back injuries. It is also common for wounds from dog bites and dog attacks to become infected. Dog bite and Dog attack victims often require prolonged medical care and plastic/cosmetic surgery. Severe dog attacks can even result in death.
For those who have been injured by a dog bite or dog attack, a personal injury lawsuit is likely the only means by which compensation may be obtained. Depending on the circumstances, compensation may be available for certain types of economic loss, including past and future medical expenses, past and future lost earnings, lost earning capacity and loss of ability to provide household services. In addition, compensation may be available for certain types of noneconomic loss such as past and future physical pain, mental suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, disfigurement, physical impairment, inconvenience, grief, anxiety and humiliation.
If you or someone you know has suffered an injury from a dog bite or dog attack, it is crucial to retain an experienced Bakersfield dog bite lawyer as soon as possible in order to protect your rights and obtain the compensation you are entitled to. Bakersfield dog bite lawyer, Timothy M. Osborn has a proven record of success in handling serious personal injury cases. We encourage you to contact us today in order to learn more. We offer free consultations and there is no fee unless we obtain a settlement or judgment in your favor.
Our Bakersfield dog bite lawyer handles dog bite and dog attack cases involving a wide array of injuries including,
- Brain Injury
- Wrongful Death
- Neck and Back Injury
- Broken Bones
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Eye Injury
- Knee Injury
- Shoulder Injury
- Ankle Injury
- Wrist Injury