Dog Bite Attorneys Serving San Bernardino, Riverside, and Other Southern California Cities
Dogs are valued for their loyalty, companionship and affection. While dogs can be phenomenal pets, the fact remains that dogs can bite. These bites can lead to serious injuries and emotional trauma, particularly when small children are the victims. In the aftermath of a dog bite injury, the victim may have substantial medical bills–now and going forward. While the laws in California are relatively favorable to victims of dog bites and dog attacks, the fact remains that an attorney can go a long way toward helping you recover full and fair compensation for these damages.
For more than three decades, we at SANFORD A. KASSEL, A Professional Law Corporation, have been leaders in the field of personal injury litigation. Our San Bernardino attorneys continue a family legacy of more than half a century of service to the area.
Who Is Responsible For A Dog Bite?
Under California law, dog owners are responsible for any damages arising from a dog bite if the dog is in public, or if the person bitten by the dog is lawfully on private property. Therefore, in the vast majority of instances, a dog’s owner is legally obligated to pay for all of the victim’s expenses arising from the dog bite.
When a dog owner and victims are friends, neighbors or family, the victims are hesitant to bring a claim. It is important to understand that homeowners insurance covers dog bite expenses. Our lawyers can bring a claim against the property owner’s homeowners insurance policy if possible and identify all other sources of compensation.