Orange County, Los Angeles, San Diego and all of California is a very dog friendly place. In Southern California dogs are usually allowed in banks, retail stores and outdoor dining areas. With that children in California have a natural love of animals — dogs in particular. They would never dream that a dog could be vicious or that they could be at risk of an attack. When children are attacked by dogs, however, the damage can go far beyond the physical injuries they may suffer. Many children suffer severe emotional distress from which some may never completely recover. This is especially true in the case of the attack causing scarring and permanent disfigurement. Being the victim of an animal attack, whether you are a child or an adult, may entitle you to benefits and financial compensation according to California personal injury law. You should not hesitate to contact an accident attorney handling dog bite cases in the Los Angeles, Irvine, Long Beach and San Diego areas.
If your child has been attacked by a dog or any other type of animal, the owner can be held liable for any injuries that happen as a result. At The Cifarelli Law Firm, we represent children in a wide variety of serious dog bite cases. Our attorneys seek full compensation for your child’s medical care, emotional suffering and any other considerations appropriate to the case.
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Under California dog bite law, owners are strictly liable for any injuries caused by their dogs. The claims are made against their homeowners’ insurance, even if the attack happened somewhere other than the owner’s property. There is no “one bite” rule in California, so it is not relevant whether the owner knew that the dog had violent tendencies.
It is the owner’s responsibility to maintain control of his or her dog at all times. This includes ensuring that the dog is properly secured. Even in cases where the dog has been provoked, it may still be possible for victims to collect some level of compensation. We will review your case and give you an honest assessment regarding the viability of your claim, regardless of whether you contributed to the cause of the attack.
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Contact our Orange County law office to schedule a free consultation about your child’s dog bite injuries with a member of our legal team. You can reach our office by phone at (949) 502-8600.
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