In your neighborhood and almost anywhere else you go, you have probably seen a typical “Beware of Dog” sign. Now, these warnings can be almost comedic when the dog sitting behind the fence is a small poodle or a friendly golden retriever, but dog bites and animal attacks can be real problems. For example, the CDC reports that 4.5 million dog bites occur every year in the United States. Bites from dogs and injuries from other animal attacks can cause painful and lasting injuries, and they may require medical attention.
Common Dog Bite and Animal Attack Injuries
- Bleeding open wounds
- Deep wounds
- Other bacterial infections
Because almost all dog bite and animal attacks will lead to open wounds and contact with the animal’s saliva, there is a great risk of a dangerous infection. That is why it is important to immediately clean the wound and apply disinfectant. For deeper wounds and bites from potentially sick animals, get medical treatment immediately. Untreated infections caused by dog bites and animal attacks can be fatal.
A Dog Bite Attorney and Animal Attack Lawyer Can Help You Recover
In California, animal owners are “strictly liable” for injuries caused by their animals. This means that owners of dogs, cats, birds, horses, and other animals always have a duty to protect you from injury. This also means that if you are injured by a dog bite or animal attack, you have the right to bring a lawsuit against the owner. You may even be entitled to recover from the landlord and other parties who are responsible for the accident.
Recovery from dog bites and animal attacks often includes medical fees, lost wages, and property damage. An experienced dog bite and animal attack lawyer can create a winning litigation strategy. You can recover any costs and fees you may incur as a result of the accident.
If you or a loved one was injured in by a dog bite or other animal attack, contact a dog bite attorney and animal attack lawyer to help you. Schedule a free initial consultation with a lawyer experienced in dog bites and animal attacks. Contact the Law Offices of Eslamboly Hakim in Los Angeles County. Call 800-LAW-TALK (529-8255) or contact us online.