As perhaps one of the most underestimated types of personal injury cases, dog bites are actually quite serious. A bite may result in multiple surgeries, skin grafting, lengthy hospitalization, expensive medication to treat infection, years of physical therapy, counseling for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), financial loss from taking time off of work to recover, and other significant damages. Recovery under these circumstances can be very difficult without financial stability.
Triphon Injury Law takes pride in helping dog bite survivors regain the momentum of their lives through obtaining compensation for economic damages like medical expenses and lost wages and non-economic damages like pain and suffering. We know that no amount of money can take back what happened, but it may give you the opportunity to make your incident a thing of the past.
Dog Owner Liability
The main issue in dog bite lawsuits is proving liability. Triphon Injury Law can help you prove that the dog owner should be held liable for the injuries you sustained because of the dog’s actions. In California, you will have to prove the dog owner is at fault based on strict liability. Under strict liability laws, almost any injury the dog causes to a person as a result of a bite will be deemed the fault of the dog owner. However, there are a few exceptions such as trespassing. The dog owner may not be liable if the victim trespassed upon the property where the attack took place. California courts have also denied recovery to dog bite victims who provoked the dog or on other grounds.
If your injuries are not covered under California’s strict liability statute, a claim may be made based on other causes of action such as negligence, or local ordinance laws.
Dog bite cases may be complicated and the personal injury process is not easy. However, with the experience that Triphon Injury Law has to offer, handling your legal matters can be less of a headache so that you can put your energy into the healing of injuries.
With an attorney on your side, you can rest assured that no stone will be left unturned in tracking down the right witnesses and medical evidence. Triphon Injury Law thoroughly evaluates a case to determine the most effective course of action and getting our clients the compensation that is rightfully theirs.
Committed to Protecting Your Rights
A dog attack can leave devastating injuries and lifelong challenges. But you are not without options. Contact Triphon Injury Law for immediate legal guidance and dedicated representation. We can help you overcome the financial burden by holding the dog owner accountable. Call now for a free, informative consultation.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a dog bite accident in Los Angeles or other areas of Southern California, the team at Triphon Injury Law can help get your life back on track. We are committed to helping accident victims and their families recover the fair compensation that they deserve under California state law.
Contact Us today at 800-779-4330 or fill out our online contact form for a Free Case Analysis. Remember, we will work with you on a contingency-fee basis, meaning that if we don’t recover compensation, you will not be charged legal fees.
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