California sees more dog bite and animal attack lawsuits than any other state. That is largely because the state’s dog bite statute makes pet owners strictly liable for dog bite injuries.
Whether you were bit by a dog or attacked by another domestic animal, you may have options to seek compensation for your losses – including bringing claims based on an owner’s negligence, the dangerous tendencies of the animal, or strict liability.
As an award-winning personal injury practice, our team at Drake Law Firm can help explore your options for legal action and how to best pursue the compensation you deserve.
While every case has its unique facts, dog bite and animal attack victims may have several options to bring claims against a pet owner. This includes claims based on:
California allows dog bite lawsuits to be brought on strict liability.
In strict liability claims, dog bite victims do not need to prove that an animal owner was negligent in causing the injuries or that the owner should have known about the dog’s dangerous nature.
Instead, victims only need to prove the following to establish strict liability:
It will depend on the facts of your case, including factors such as the location of the attack, the circumstances surrounding the attack, and how seriously you were injured.
Drake Law Firm has earned a reputation for fighting on behalf of victims and families. We have built a legacy of success that includes more than $150 million in verdicts and settlements, and numerous recoveries in excess of $1 million dollars.
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