Dog bite injuries can be extremely painful, resulting in chronic pain, emotional distress, scarring and disfigurement. Dog bites may also require emergency medical treatment and ongoing care, leading to expensive medical bills.
Contact San Diego dog bite attorney Anthony Laureti today to learn more about your rights to financial recovery under California law.
If you have been injured by a dog bite, you may be able to collect compensation for medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and property damage. You may also be eligible to collect punitive damages if the dog owner has been found responsible for prior dog bites, or if the dog owner’s behavior was outrageous in any way.
The defendant owned the dog
You were bitten by the dog
You were lawfully on the premises when the bite occurred
The dog bite caused your injuries
In California, the owner of a dog that bites another person will be held strictly liable for the injured party’s damages. In other words, if you are injured by a dog bite, the dog’s owner is automatically responsible for your injuries.
The general liability provision of the dog owner’s homeowner’s insurance typically covers dog bites, unless the dog breed has been specifically excluded from the policy. Breeds excluded from homeowners insurance policies tend have aggressive tendencies. Regardless of your situation, we can help you receive compensation for your injuries.
Dogs are beloved animals and are treated like family in millions of Californian homes, but sometimes dogs can become agitated and exhibit aggressive behavior. Under some circumstances, dogs may even bite.
San Diego personal injury attorney Anthony Laureti has many years of experience helping San Diego dog bite victims recover compensation for their injuries. In our care, we will help you prove all elements of your lawful claim and seek out all sources of financial recovery, ensuring that you receive compensation for your dog bite injuries.
Contact the experienced San Diego dog bite attorneys at Laureti & Associates, A.P.C. today using the form below to schedule a free consultation.
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