Rancho Santa Fe Dog Bite Attorneys
Animal Owners Are Responsible for Their Dog’s Actions
Under California law, animal owners are responsible for the actions of their pet. This means that if you were attacked by a dog or other animal belonging to someone else, they should be held accountable for your medical costs and pain and suffering. The practiced Rancho Santa Fe dog bite lawyers of LiMandri & Jonna LLP have helped numerous victims of dog bites receive compensation after being bitten by a vicious dog.
Common injuries resulting from dog bites include:
- Traumatic damage to young children that may require surgery
- Infections to subcutaneous tissues
- Bone fractures
- Infective arthritis
- Psychological scarring
Call and find out what you can do to receive damage recovery from a dog bite.
What to Do After a Dog Bite
In California you have two years after the injury to file a lawsuit, so do not panic if you are physically unable to speak with an attorney right away. We would still recommend consulting with a lawyer sooner rather than later so as to give them the chance to gather as much evidence as possible.
When you are able, have someone take pictures of the wounds as evidence that you were injured. Likewise, store all doctor’s notes and make sure your physician keeps a record of treating you in case they are called to testify. If you do not know whose dog attacked you, write down the location the attack occurred and report the incident to the authorities. Dogs do not stray far from home and it is usually not hard for the police to find the owner.
Call Today to Have an Attorney Help Your Case
You should not have to bear the burden of gathering the evidence to prove you were attacked by a dog alone. When you are represented by a Rancho Santa Fe dog bite attorney from LiMandri & Jonna LLP, we can take care of the steps listed above for you. We use our knowledge of California law to ensure that the animal owner provides adequate payment entitled to the victim of their dog’s attack.
Leave your case in the hands of competent, knowledgeable dog bite lawyers. Call (858) 759-9930 for a free consultation.