Newport Beach Dog Bite Attorneys
Bisnar|Chase, California dog bite Lawyers, is a prominent and respected law firm representing dog bite victims of California since 1978.
The statistics on Dog Attacks in America are alarming. Each year the number of innocent children and adults seriously injured or killed by dogs in the United States increases dramatically. If a foreign government were to cause as many injuries and deaths, we would be at war. If a disease caused as much suffering and financial loss, we would be spending millions to conquer it.
In California special laws apply regarding dog bites and there are also strict liability rules relating to dog attacks. The California Legislature has enacted a law, Civil Code Section 3342, which makes a dog owner subject to strict liability for any dog bite attack. The essential elements to bringing an action for injury due to a dog bite include:
- The negligent party owned a dog;
- The dog bit the victim;
- The victim, at the time of the bite, was in a public place or lawfully in or on a private place; and
- The dog bite caused the victim to suffer injury, damage, loss or harm.
The owner's liability for such a dog bite exists regardless of whether the dog previously had been vicious, whether the owner knew of such viciousness, or whether the owner was negligent in respect to the custody or care of such dog.
If you are bitten or attacked by a dog, take steps to minimize the damages. As soon as possible, wash the wound thoroughly with soap and warm water and then call your regular doctor for additional information on how to treat your wounds. If your wounds are serious enough, go directly to your local emergency room.
As soon as your injuries have been attended to, report the attack to your local animal control agency or police department. Then call an experienced and aggressive California dog bite lawyer to assist you in protecting your rights.
Bisnar|Chase, is a personal injury law firm with a proven track record of success in representing the victims of dog bites and animal attacks in California. We have devoted a website expressly for informing the public of the alarming statistics associated with dog bites and animal attacks, as well as how to prevent them.
For more information go to www.aboutdogbites.com.
HOLDING WRONGDOERS ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE DAMAGES THEY CAUSE SINCE 1978
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