San Jose Dog Bite Injury Lawyer
San Francisco Bay Area Personal Injury Attorney Representing Dog Bite Victims
The American Veterinary Medical Association reports that more than 4.5 million people across the United States suffer from dog bites each year. In California, strict legislation protects dog bite victims and places a hefty burden of liability on dog owners. A vicious dog attack may result in serious or fatal injuries. Victims may be bitten, maimed, and even lose a limb depending on the degree of the bite.
At Janoff Law, we handle complex catastrophic injuries that stem from negligent acts and misconduct. Our dog bite injury attorneys are well-versed in California dog bite laws and can explain all available options for recovery. Our highly-rated firm has recovered millions for our personal injury clients through careful investigation and stellar attention to details.
Holding Bay Area Dog Owners Accountable
California Civil Code 3342 states that dog owners are liable for the injuries their dogs inflict. According to the statute, this liability extends to public and private spaces. "A person is lawfully upon the private property of such owner within the meaning of this section when he is on such property in the performance of any duty imposed upon him by the laws of this state or by the laws or postal regulations of the United States, or when he is on such property upon the invitation, express or implied, of the owner."
Prior knowledge of viciousness or a lack of history of an aggressive nature is irrelevant. A solid dog bite claim includes the following elements:
- Identifying the owner of the dog in question;
- Establishing the location of the bite or attack;
- Ensuring the victim was on public property or lawfully on private property;
- Proof of the dog's bite; and
- Proof of injury resulting from the bite.
Janoff Law has experience handling claims resulting from one or multiple bites as well as multiple incidents involving the same or different dogs. If you are a victim of a dog bite and did not provoke the incident, act in a negligent manner, or knowingly place yourself at risk, you may have a right to recover compensation for your injuries and distress.
Helping Clients Handle the Impact of Dog Bites in California
Some of the breeds most often associated with dog bite cases in California include Boxers, Dobermans, Pitt Bulls, Rottweilers, and Huskies. Injuries sustained from such incidents are not limited to physical trauma. Although scars, disfigurement, and bone fractures are common, victims may also experience Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression, and an ongoing debilitating fear of dogs.
Victims may require physical and mental therapy, extensive surgery, skin grafting, and in extreme cases, amputation. No matter the circumstances of your claim, we have the knowledge and skill to litigate the matter thoroughly. Our California dog bite lawyers will pursue the maximum compensation to help you get the assistance you need to move forward and heal.
Top-Rated Personal Injury Lawyer Serving San Jose and San Francisco
If you or a loved one was bitten or attacked by a dog, please contact our office by calling 408-286-2300 today. We have a no recovery, no fee guarantee. There is no cost to you until we win your case. Our personal injury attorneys serve the residents in San Jose, the San Francisco Bay Area, Cupertino, Sunnyvale, Campbell, Palo Alto, Fremont, Los Gatos, and Santa Cruz.