Dog Bite Lawyer in Irvine
In California, a dog owner is generally liable for the damages suffered by any person who is bitten by the dog in a public place or a private place if the person is lawfully entitled to be there regardless of the dog owner’s knowledge about the aggressiveness of the dog. As such, it is crucial to immediately identify the dog’s owner.
A dog bite victim may generally not file suit against a government agency that is using a dog in military or police work if the dog was defending itself from an annoying or provoking act or if the dog was assisting the employee of the agency in certain duties.
Dog bites may Result in Serious and Painful Injuries Including:
- Infections such as rabies
- Fractured bones
- Nerve damage
- Muscle sprains
A homeowners or renters insurance policy often covers liability related to dog bites, although it is important to determine whether the policy’s liability limits are sufficient to cover the damages sustained by the victim. If you or loved one have been injured due to a dog attack, it is important to seek immediate medical care for any injuries sustained. Contact Culver Law Firm for a free case evaluation with a dog bite attorney to determine what financial compensation you may be entitled to for your dog bite claim. If retained, Culver Law Firm will immediately start working on your dog bite claim including conducting an investigation, identifying the dog owner, reviewing any police reports, and if liability is determined, beginning the negotiation process with the insurance company.