Dog bites and other types of animal attacks can result in very serious and, in rare instances, fatal injuries. Pet owners need to be accountable for the harm their animals cause. In California there is strict liability when someone's pet or other animal attacks someone else. This means that the animal owner is responsible for the injuries caused by his or her animal.
It Is The Insurance Company, Not The Pet Owner Who Would Compensate You
One issue that often complicates these cases is the fact that the victim and the pet owner may know each other. They may be relatives or neighbors. In such situations, people are often reluctant to take legal action against that person they know. Most people are not aware that they would be compensated by the homeowners insurance policy rather than by the person themselves.
Was The Victim A Child?
Children are the victims of dog attacks more often than adults due to the fact that children are less able to read warning signs that they should stay away from a dog. When children are the victims of such attacks, other issues need to be considered such as the fact that children are often bitten on the face and neck due to their shorter stature. Any scarring in such prominent areas can create emotional and self-esteem challenges for the child. All of these issues need to be considered when building a case.
The Representation You Need To Help You On Your Path To Recovery
At the Law Offices of William W. Green & Associates, our attorneys understand the impact that an attack by a dog or other animal can have on a person. Scarring, emotional health issues and a host of other factors all need to be taken into account when building a case against a dog or animal owner who has failed to prevent an attack. With more than 30 years of experience representing accident victims, we know what it takes to build a case that can secure the compensation you deserve.
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