Dog Bite Attorneys in Los Angeles
Were You Bitten by a Dog? You May Have the Right to Recover Damages from the Owner of the Animal.
An animal bite can cause serious injury or infection. Once you have been seen by a doctor, you should consider consulting a personal injury attorney. An experienced Los Angeles dog bite injury attorney will take the time to learn about your unique situation and the circumstances surrounding the incident. At KJT Law Group, our lawyers offer compassionate and comprehensive legal guidance.
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Who Is Responsible for Dog Bite Injuries?
The owner of the animal is almost always liable for injuries, however, there are factors that can alter this decision.
A judge may ask the following questions to get a better understanding of the situation:
- Did the owner know that his animal was dangerous?
- Did the owner warn people about it?
- Should an owner be warier because of the type of animal?
For example, if the owner warned others about the dog being a possible danger before a bite incident and did their best to kept it away from people, they may not be liable if the injured party willfully ignored the warnings. In this case, the injured person did not exercise care for their safety and the owner cannot be held responsible.
Another example would be if the injured party climbed over a fence and was bitten by a dog on the other side. A jury may find that climbing over walls is not reasonable and normal behavior and the owner is therefore not liable.
Additionally, if someone provoked an animal, and the dog attacked, the owner could not be held responsible.
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You may be entitled to recover damages for injuries if you or a loved one was bitten by a dog. It can, however, be complicated to determine your legal rights. It may even be unclear who the real owner of the dog is and what sort of damages you are entitled to. A bite by a vicious animal is a traumatic experience. You should receive just compensation.
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