California has strict laws that clearly state that pet owners are responsible for their animals’ behavior. Every year, thousands of Californians suffer injuries in dog bite accidents, or other pet attacks. At the Law Offices of Morgan & Kelley, we take dog bites and animal attacks seriously. Our dog bite injury clients have suffered from infection, scarring, disfigurement and psychological trauma.
While a dog may be man’s best friend, not all dogs can be trusted. Owners are often negligent, either by not properly restraining their animal, or by failing to report its bite or vicious history. Any dog — not just certain breeds — can bite and cause serious physical and emotional scars which can last a lifetime, especially to small children and young people with their careers and other critical life choices still ahead of them.
Dog bites often cause serious muscle and tissue damage, and scarring. There is also concern about diseases dogs can pass to humans through blood transfer. If you or your loved one is bitten by a dog, report the bite and contact a Redding dog bite lawyer at the Law Office of Morgan & Kelley. Allow us the opportunity to help you in your recovery of compensation for your injuries, including the following:
It is important to remember to get the name of the owner and the dog’s license number, if possible, so that your medical costs and injury can be compensated through your claim. Even if the dog’s owner is a friend or family member, remember that insurance policies provide much-needed safety nets in such cases.