Dog Bite Lawyer in Sacramento
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A dog attack can be a traumatic experience. In most cases, children are the victims of dog bites. These injuries can be severely damaging, ranging from scratches to concussions. It’s important to partner with a skilled personal injury attorney in your pursuit of compensation that can cover medical bills and more.
At Del Rio & Carichoff, P.C., we are wholly dedicated to our clients. Because we understand that navigating these situations can be overwhelming, we want to relieve the legal stress of your situation so that you can focus on recovery. We devote tremendous amounts of time and attention to your unique case so that we can provide you with representation that can meet your needs and achieve success.
Contact us today for more information about your legal options. Let us represent your rights and powerfully advocate for compensation on your behalf!
Dog Bite Law in California
California is a “strict liability” dog bite state. Essentially, this means that an owner is responsible for any and all damages that result from a dog bite, even if the dog had no prior history of aggression. An owner cannot simply claim that he or she did not know that the dog would bite another individual.
To prove that the owner is liable for a dog bite, the following must be proven:
- The dog bite was the direct cause of damages
- The dog bit a person in a public place or in a private place while the person was there lawfully
The only exception is if the person is bitten by a dog who is carrying out military or police work. In addition, these laws can only be applied if the dog bit the victim, not if it pushed the victim down, scratched the victim, etc… In those cases, other laws would come into play.
Contact a Sacramento Personal Injury Attorney for a Free Consultation!
Discuss your case with a Sacramento dog bite lawyer from Del Rio & Carichoff, P.C. Our experienced team can help you navigate the specifics of your case and explore your legal options. Because our number one priority is our clients, we provide free case evaluations and are available 24/7 to take your calls.
Call us at (916) 634-0324 today to learn more about your case.