Children are often the most frequent victims of dog bites, which can cause severe injuries and in some cases lead to fatalities. Dog owners are responsible to keep their pets under control and need to be held accountable for that.
If you or a family member have been a victim of an animal attack, the Law Office of Lawrence M. Knapp, will protect your rights. For more than 10 years, trial attorney Knapp has worked exclusively for personal injury clients and will work vigorously to get the financial compensation you deserve.
California Protects Dog Bite Victims
Within California, dog owners are liable for any damages caused by dog bites, even if the owner was not negligent or the dog had never bitten anyone before. The law also protects victims who were bitten on public or private property.
But, proving a dog bite case can be complex. It can be difficult to track down someone who will admit to owning the dog that caused the accident. In other circumstances, it can be challenging to determine a source of insurance to compensate you for your dog bite injury.
It’s not the breed, it’s the bite.
State Farm Lists Top Ten States for Dog Bite Claims
May 10, 2011– Each year, almost five million people are bitten or attacked by dogs. Dog bites are a serious public health problem that can cause both physical and emotional damage to victims and considerable cost to communities. Read More