Legal Help for Dog Bite Victims
If you are the victim of a dog bite in California, it is important to know that the law favors the victim even if the offending dog has previously never bitten anyone or shown a tendency for doing so.
DogAttacks.org provides basic information for dog bite victims who have suffered from a dog attack no matter how big or small. None of the information herein should be considered as legal advice. You should consult an attorney for professional advice, and that is something with which we can help. By filling out our request form you can get in touch with a local attorney who specializes in personal injury cases involving dog bites.
It is very important to speak to a qualified and experienced attorney in order to get the best outcome, and recover a variety of medical expenses, as well as punitive damages if they are due.
Statute of Limitations for Dog Bite Injuries
Even though there is not a specific statute of limitation for dog bites, such limitations still apply. Since the California statute of limitations for personal injury cases is two years, and since a dog bite is considered a personal injury, the same time restriction applies for filing a law suit against the owner of the offending dog.
If Bitten by a Dog
It is important to note that the first course of action after a dog bite should be to seek medical attention, and then worry about filing a legal case. Please check the information about What to Do After a Dog Attack to learn more.
Is Legal Representation Necessary?
As with most things, it is important to have a qualified professional by your side when faced with a legal quandary. Dog bites are no different. The main reason why victims do not want to seek the help of an attorney is because of the cost. What is often not realized is that the overwhelming majority of personal injury attorneys work on a contingency basis, which means that they do not get paid unless they can produce a positive outcome for their client. So it is important to not let these types of concern prevent victims from seeking out professional legal help.