Man's best friend can sometimes turn angry, causing injury. According to the California dog bite statute:
“The owner of any dog is liable for the damages suffered by any person who is bitten by the dog while in a public place or lawfully in a private place, including the property of the owner of the dog, regardless of the former viciousness of the dog or the owner’s knowledge of such viciousness.” In plain English, the dog's owner will, in most circumstances be responsible for the damages caused by his or her dog, even if the dog never bit anyone before, and even if the owner was not negligent. The law can be tricky, so you need to speak with an experienced Dog Bite attorney. Call John R Neustadt, for a free consultation and learn how we go about recovering all of the damages you deserve, including:
Economic damages — Costs of medical treatment, rehabilitation, lost income, reconstructive surgery, scar revision surgery, psychological therapy, etc.
Noneconomic damages — Amounts to compensate for pain, suffering, disfigurement, emotional distress, trauma, diminished quality of life, etc.