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Dog bites can be life-altering events with devastating emotional, psychological, and financial ramifications. This is especially true when these attacks involve the most vulnerable people in our society, children and the elderly. What is most sad is that the debilitating injuries, disfigurement, and death that often result from these unfortunate events could likely have been avoided if negligent owners had just taken some simple steps to prevent them.

If you or someone you love has been injured or killed by a dog or other animal attack, you should immediately contact an experienced California personal injury attorney at the firm to learn more about your rights and legal options.

Dog Bite Injury Statistics

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 800,000 Americans seek medical attention for dog bites each year. Studies also reveal that:

  • 50% of all dog bite victims are children
  • Nearly half of the individuals injured from dog bites required emergency treatment
  • The Incidence of bite-related injuries is highest for children ages 5 to 9
  • Almost 2/3 of injuries among children four and younger are to the head or neck

It is important to understand that as much as we all love our pets and animals, and in many cases treat them like members of our family, California law requires us to make reasonable efforts to protect people from any injury and harm that our pets may cause. Whether the attack occurs in someone's home or on public property, the pet owners are liable in most instances, even if you are friends or acquaintances with the owners.

If your friend's pet attacked you or your child, you may be reluctant to take legal action; this is completely understandable. You should know, however, that many of these incidents are covered by a person's homeowner's insurance, so the justice and compensation you seek and deserve will not come from the personal assets of your friend, acquaintance or family member.

Find Out How The Dunnion Law Firm Can Help

If you or someone you love was injured or killed because of the negligence of a dog owner in California, seek the medical help you need and then contact a knowledgeable attorney at our firm. We are experienced personal injury trial lawyers dedicated to the vigorous protection of clients' rights. We will pursue every legal avenue in our attempts to secure the best settlement possible for the injuries and damages you suffered. Don't fight the insurance companies alone - put our team on your side.

Contact a California dog bite attorney at the firm for the sound advice and strong legal representation you need in your dog bite case.

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