Did you know that dog bite injuries increase in summer? A recent study showed that more children are injured by dogs during the summer than in any time of the year. In fact, there are literally thousands of injuries caused by dogs each day. Thank goodness, most of these dog bites do not result in serious injury. However, many others result in very serious injuries that require extensive medical care. Dog bite injuries require experienced legal representation to properly compensate the victims of such injury. Dog owners have a responsibility to keep their dogs restrained. Suffering an injury from a dog bite can cause devastating physical and emotional damage. At the Inland Empire Law Group in Rancho Cucamonga, California, our lawyers recognize the severe trauma a dog bite and similar injuries can cause. It is important to have an attorney that understands dog bite law and can effectively hold the negligent party, and their insurance company, responsible for the injuries suffered.
According to California law, the owner of a dog is strictly liable for injuries suffered by another from his/her animal. This means that the owner is responsible if their animal attacked someone no matter how careful that person was to prevent such an attack. Comparative negligence or partial responsibility on the part of the injured victim is only assigned if the person attacked provoked the animal before it attacked.
On occasion, a dog bite injury occurs while an individual is working. Postal workers constantly encounter dogs as they deliver the mail. A company that keeps a guard dog on site is responsible if that dog attacked one of the employees or an invited guest. If you have been bitten while on the job, you may have a personal injury claim as well as a worker's compensation claim. A personal injury lawyer knowledgeable in the handling of dog bite cases at the Inland Empire Law Group will handle the personal injury component and direct you to an experienced attorney who can deal with the workers compensation claim.
If a dog has bitten you, the physical injuries are only one component of the trauma. Many times, the emotional distress becomes a part of someone's life when they're injured by a dog. This can develop severe anxiety or a phobia of dogs. At the Inland Empire Law Group, we will take the time to sit down with you and discuss your case. We will listen to the needs you have and explore the various options available to you. The injuries suffered by you or a loved one are tramatic, so we go out of our way to make you feel comfortable and confident that we are the right attorneys for you to recover proper monetary damages from the responsible party and/or their insurance company.
Please contact us to discuss your dog bite injury case or in any other situation where you been injured by the animal of another. We will schedule a free consultation for you and provide you with various options for the handling of your case. There is no commitment nor obligation at this consultation. Therefore, even if you have scheduled an appointment with another attorney, we invite you to meet with us and allow us an opportunity to discuss your case with you and show you the difference we can make in your recovery and experience.
If your injury has occurred in the Inland Empire, including within the counties of San Bernardino, Riverside and East Los Angeles or the cities of Rancho Cucamonga, Alta Loma, Etiwanda, Upland, Ontario, Chino, Chino Hills, Fontana, Victorville, Apple Valley, Hesperia, Wrightwood, Rialto, Colton, San Bernardino, Grand Terrace, Adelanto, Bloomington, Mira Loma, Riverside, Corona, Norco, Pomona, Claremont, San Dimas or surrounding areas the attorneys of the Inland Empire Law Group is ready to aggressively represent you to recover money for your injuries, medical expenses, loss of earnings, pain and suffering and other losses.
Please call 909-481-0100 to speak with someone regarding your case, or submit your case information online so we can contact you and discuss your legal rights.