Dog Bite Attorney in Modesto
Are dog owners responsible for their dog's actions?
According to the California Civil Code Section 3342, dog owners are held fully liable for injuries from biting or damages to property. This law was enacted to ensure that individuals are kept safe from dangerous dogs and to award compensation to individuals who have been attacked. If you have been injured from a dog attack, the Law Offices of Dean Petrulakis can help you pursue the compensation that you deserve.
We have been assisting victims of dog bite attacks for over 25 years.
Clients don't pay anything until we recover their damages. If you don't win, you don't pay!
We go above and beyond for our clients, making sure that they receive the best possible medical care.
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Determining Liability in a California Dog Bite Case
Dog bite cases are unique, and the outcome of each situation will vary depending on the specifics of the attack; however, you may be able to hold an owner responsible if certain things can be proven.
Evidence of Liability in Dog Bite Cases
- The owner did not properly restrain the dog
- The dog inflicted injury upon another animal
- The owner failed to vaccinate the dog
- The owner knew of the dog's aggressive history
- The owner did not place adequate warning about the dog's presence or aggressive nature
In order to prove liability with these factors, however, you must also be able to show which dog bit you and that the defendant actually owned the dog. It is also important to note that you may not be able to recover compensation if you were trespassing on the owner's property or the owner proves that your provoked the dog.
Injuries Caused from a Dog Attack
Dogs have large, sharp teeth, and regardless of the type of dog or breed, they may inflict serious injury upon an individual. Victims can suffer emotional and physical trauma and develop severe scarring as a result of a dog bite.
In some extremely unfortunate cases, documentation has attributed deaths to dog bites, mauls, or injuries inflicted by packs of dogs. Any animal attack is serious, and almost all bites require immediate medical attention. If you have been injured, you may be wondering what to do. To recover compensation, it is important that you work with an attorney as soon as possible after seeking medical attention.
Have you been injured? You deserve compensation!
At the Law Offices of Dean Petrulakis, we are not afraid to aggressively pursue the best possible outcome for our clients' situations. We understand that this time in your life can be stressful but we encourage victims to speak with our firm about the compensation that they may be eligible to obtain.
Dogs have long been revered as man's best friend, but when a dog turns and attacks a person, the results can be devastating. You should not face the California legal system alone or suffer quietly - you deserve to work with a skilled Modesto dog bite attorney. Contact our firm today to get started!