Dog Bite Injuries
There currently are 83 million dogs in the USA. They live in our homes, are frequent playmates for children, and sometimes our closest companions. When people own dogs and other animals as pets, they need to keep an eye out for the safety of others. Whether it be confinement or training of the animal, California law makes such efforts a necessary part of ownership. In fact, California Civil Code section 3342 makes the owner of a dog strictly liable for any dog bite from the moment that ownership begins. Some municipalities in California, such as the City of San Jose, have enacted their own laws for the protection of the public. If you have been attacked and/or bitten by a dog, our San Jose dog bite attorneys at Farling, Hecht & Davis, LLP can help.
Call our office today at 408.295.6100.
Injuries After Being Bit by a Dog
In addition to causing painful injuries, dog bite injuries can have long-term consequences including:
- Nerve Damage
- Psychological Trauma
- Head Trauma
Victims of dog or other animal bites may wrongly believe that they have no legal recourse for recovery of medical bills or other damages.The owner of the dog or other animal is ultimately responsible for the economic loss, harm, pain and suffering that arise out of an incident. You are doing the right thing by soliciting the help of a professional. You shouldn’t be on the hook for the medical bills and navigating a dog bite claim on your own can be challenging, especially if you know the owner.
San Jose Dog Bite Attorneys
The San Jose dog bite attorneys at Farling, Hecht & Davis, LLP are experienced at helping dog bite victims evaluate the extent of their injuries and the lifetime economic and non-economic damages associated with those injuries. We carefully document every aspect of the case to pursue fair compensation from the animal owner and their insurance company. Please contact one of our dedicated San Jose dog bite attorneys at 408.295.6100 for a free consultation to discuss your claim.