Dog Bite Cases in Ventura
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If you were recently attacked by a dog, our attorneys can help bring you the justice you deserve. So long as you did not provoke the canine or encounter it while trespassing, you are typically able to recover damages from the dog’s owners. Our attorneys can help you recover compensation for a variety of charges you may have encountered following the attack, including:
- Medical costs
- Therapy or counseling costs
- Lost wages
- Non-economic damages for suffering or trauma
- Lost earning potential
To recover your deserved compensation, contact our attorneys at Wilfert Law P.C.
Our attorneys are available to help clients in English and Spanish whenever you need us. Call us today for a free case review: (805) 324-6777.
Does the “One Bite” Rule Apply in California?
Some states allow lenience to misbehaving dogs through a one bite rule. This law essentially protects the dog and their owner from any liability on a first bite, giving them a free pass. California does not abide by the one bite rule. Instead, California laws favor the plaintiff and free them from the burden of having to prove that the dog is dangerous or tends to attack others.
Common Misconceptions About Dog Bite Cases in California
There is a decent amount of misinformation surrounding dog bite laws and the resulting effects on the injured party, the guilty dog, and their owner. To clarify, here is some general information regarding how dog bite cases proceed:
- Dogs that have bit a person will be quarantined for 10 days, during which they will be tested for the rabies virus
- Dogs are not usually put down after biting someone, unless they have done so on two or more occasions or were trained to fight
- Homeowner’s insurance can cover injuries resulting from dog bites, though many policies exclude certain breeds that are deemed aggressive
- Victims have two years from the date of the dog bite to sue
Legal consequences are decided by the local district attorney.
Common Dog Bite Defenses
Our attorneys are available to defend you and your pet if you are facing a lawsuit for a dog bite. During our initial, complementary case evaluation, we will review the specifics of your situation and look for relevant defenses, such as:
- If you were not the owner of the dog
- If the person suing you was not injured, or not injured because of the dog bite
- You exemplified proper care and restraint of your pet
- The person suing was aware that the dog was dangerous and assumed contact with the dog as their groomer or veterinarian
Our attorneys will carefully review the specifics of your case to devise a strategic plan to work towards the best result for you.
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