When a dog bites or injures a person, the victim needs to look to the law in their state to hold the owner accountable and pay for their injuries.
In many states, like California, the owner can be held strictly liable for any dog bites that take place. California’s dog bite law, section 3342 of the Civil Code, states that the owner of any dog is liable for damages if: the damages were caused by a dog bite, and. the person bitten was in a public place or lawfully in a private place. This means that an owner cannot escape liability for a dog bite by claiming that he or she had no idea the dog would act aggressively. The owner is responsible for all damages resulting from a dog bite, even if the dog has never bitten anyone before.
Other states, like New York, allow the dog “one free bite.” This means if the dog hasn’t displayed dangerous or violent tendencies in the past, the owner may not be held liable unless he or she had that specific, prior knowledge the dog may bite or attack someone. There are other ways to prove owner liability in these states without a strict liability statute, but these lawsuits can become complicated. There are also a number of cities with leash laws in place to help protect citizens from injuries related to a canine. If the owner isn’t following the leash law or allowing the dog to run “at large,” they can be held liable for injuries.
What to expect:
- After being involved in a dog bite incident and retaining our services, we will first work to determine the extent of injuries by helping to coordinate treatment with providers in convenient locations near you. At the same time, we will determine applicable insurance coverage, including determining if a homeowners policy applies, seek out any relevant liability determinations depending on the state in which the bite occurred, and calculate any medical costs incurred. We then evaluate your case as a whole, creating a general idea of what you should be compensated for injuries and damage sustained in the truck accident based on our knowledge and expertise.
- Once familiar with the costs, cause, and coverage, we negotiate directly with insurers on your behalf to settle your claim and bring you the compensation you deserve. We don’t let our clients get bullied and pressured into unjust settlements. Settlements can take into account the extent of your bodily injuries and associated medical costs, property damage, time away from work, and pain and suffering.
- In the event that we are unable to settle your case prior to a lawsuit being filed, our team of experienced litigators is ready and able to represent you at trial, demonstrating to a jury of your peers why you deserve proper compensation for what you have had to endure.
Time is of the essence after a trucking accident when it comes to getting you the compensation you deserve and preserving key pieces of evidence that are vital to your claim. Please do not hesitate to call us at 844-RLF-WINS. Allow one of our expert lawyers to evaluate your case. We do not take a penny for our services unless your case settles.
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