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Animal attacks can leave vicious wounds and emotional trauma which stays with the victim. Nationally there are approximately five million dog bite injuries each year. Because roughly 50% of those are children under 10 years of age, most states have done away with the idea that a dog gets “one free bite”. In California we have a strict liability law, which means the dog owner, or handler, can be held responsible for any damage or injury a dog causes whether the animal has a history of attacking people or not. If you or a loved one has been injured you need to consult a Los Angeles personal injury attorney quickly.
Dog bites can create ragged tears as well as puncture wounds and in the case of large dogs crush injuries and broken bones. Since an attacking dog very often goes for the head or face of a child severe head wounds and brain damage can cause fatal injuries or leave disfiguring scars. While your first priority must be getting medical attention for the wounds, it is also important to make sure you can identify the animal again and gather contact information from any witnesses to the attack. An experienced animal attack lawyer with our firm has had the sad experience of having to inform victims and parents of victims that the statute of limitations has run out for their injury because they waited too long to act.
Our talented legal team is fully prepared to get into action to help a client recover damages for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and other related costs. We work closely with a client particularly during the investigation and claim preparation stage of a case. We have built a reputation for being responsive to our client’s needs and concerns. Call Okabe & Haushalter to discuss your case with a caring and aggressive personal injury lawyer.
Contact a Los Angeles Animal Attack Attorney with our firm for a full understanding of your legal rights and options.