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Riverside Dog Bite Injury Attorneys

Riverside dog bite lawyers

Riverside Dog Bite Lawyers at Bisnar Chase have won over $700 Million for our clients, with over 43 years of experience and an established 99% Success Rate.

Dogs may be man’s best friend, but some dogs can also be dangerous because they are unpredictable and territorial. Regardless of the breed, dog attacks can cause painful injuries, permanent scars, disfigurement, and mental toll. These preventable attacks can cause both physical and emotional damage to victims.

If you’ve suffered from a dog bite injury, call our Riverside personal injury lawyers now at 951-530-3711 to discuss your legal rights.

When you contact our law offices, your consultation is free.

What Types of Injuries Can Come from Dog Bites in Riverside?

In California, owners can be held financially responsible for injuries their pets cause.

The follow injuries can be caused from dog bite accidents:

  • Penetrative Wounds
  • Broken Bones
  • Infections/Rabies
  • Deep Wounds/Lacerations
  • Limb Amputation
  • PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
  • Brain Injury

California's Strict Liability Law For Dog Bite Cases

Under California’s strict liability statutedog owners can be held liable for injuries caused by their pets regardless of whether the animal has attacked before or regardless of whether the dog’s owner knew of its prior viciousness.

Under most circumstances, injured dog bite victims can seek compensation for damages thanks to California’s strict liability statute concerning dog bite injuries. When you hire a Riverside dog bite lawyer, they will be able to share how much compensation you will be awarded.

Damages that you can receive compensation for include:

  • Medical Expenses
  • Lost Wages
  • Hospitalization
  • Surgeries
  • Permanent Injuries
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Emotional Distress

Compensation in these cases can come from a dog owner’s homeowners insurance policy, however, proceed with caution in these cases. Insurance companies like to low-ball on settlement offers to keep profit margins high, and if you take a low-ball offer, you can no longer pursue additional compensation for your injuries.

An experienced dog bite attorney in Riverside can help you obtain fair and full compensation for their losses. The California law offices of Bisnar Chase have even successfully handled many challenging cases where the owners have tried to blame the victims.

United States Dog Bite Statistics

According to statistics gathered and reported on Dogsbite.org, an advocacy group for victims of attacks, there were 38 fatal dog attacks in the past year. Of those deaths, 19 were adults 21 or older and the other half were children 8 or younger. This included 15 children who were 2 or younger.

Roughly a third of the victims were either visiting or living temporarily with the dog’s owner. California and North Carolina led fatalities in the past year. Between 2005 and now, California was second in the nation with 28 deaths behind Texas, which had 32.

The majority of dog bite attacks do not result in death according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). About 4.5 million people are bitten annually of which roughly half are children. Approximately one in five of those bitten require medical attention.

Dog Breeds Most Prone to Dog Bite Injuries

It is true that the way dogs are treated contributes to their behavior. There are many great owners out there who are capable of raising well-behaved canines. That does not, however, change the fact that pit bulls and rottweilers are statistically the most dangerous breeds.

In the past year, pit bulls contributed to 61 percent of all fatal dog attacks despite making up only 5 percent of the U.S. dog population. From 2005 to now, pit bulls and rottweilers together accounted for 73 percent of all recorded dog-related deaths.

Pit bulls are statistically responsible for the death of a person in the United States every 19 days, and a rottweiler kills someone every 91 days.

Preventing Riverside Dog Bites Injuries

Riverside County requires that dogs are spayed or neutered. This is important because dogs that are spayed or neutered are less inclined to become aggressive. Owners can also prevent attacks by keeping their pets on a leash and by keeping them indoors.

If you are an owner, never leave infants and young children alone with a dog, and do not do aggressive activities such as wrestling. If your dog seems unfriendly or aggressive, seek advice from a trainer or specialist.

You can reduce your chances of being bitten by avoiding dogs that are eating, sleeping or nursing puppies. Avoid direct eye contact with a dog you do not know and never approach an unfamiliar animal. It is not advisable to run or scream as that may cause the dog to give chase. Instead, remain motionless like a tree. If knocked over, you should roll into a ball and be still.

Preventing dog bite injuries in Riverside, CA

How You Can Prove You Were Bitten in a Dog Bite Case

Determine the severity of your premises liability injuries after the dog bite accident. Call the authorities and seek out immediate medical attention. Once you have taken care of your own well-being, do the following:

  • Determine who owns the dog that attacked you. If you cannot establish this on your own, ask the neighbors surrounding the location of the dog bite accident.
  • Write down the owner’s information and the contact information of anyone who witnessed the attack.
  • Take photos of the site of the accident and your injuries.
  • Keep records of your medical expenses and lost wages.
  • Report the incident to animal control and health services. This will establish a record of the dog’s dangerous behavior.
  • Write a journal documenting your daily struggles since the accident.

You should also try to determine if the dog is up to date on all of its vaccinations.

Contact our Riverside Dog Bite Attorneys

Contact the Riverside Dog Bite Attorneys now at the law offices of Bisnar Chase at 951-530-3711 for a free case review of your dog bite case. You will most likely be entitled to compensation that will cover the cost of your pain, suffering, and medical bills. In addition, our firm operates on a contingency basis. This means in the rare case that we can’t deliver you your compensation, you don’t have to pay us at all.

Bisnar Chase is a proud member of the Riverside Chamber of Commerce. We have been serving injured plaintiffs in our community for over four decades and will fight for you.

With so little to lose and so much to gain, why wait any longer? Call us now at 951-530-3711 for your free consultation.

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If you’ve been attacked, contact our Riverside dog bite lawyers for a free personal injury case evaluation. No fee, if we don’t win & a 99% success rate settling & negotiating personal injury claims.

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Riverside, CA 92506
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