Dog Bites

ATTACKED BY A DOG?

Dogs have always been a popular pet for individuals and families, but they are animals, and can inflict serious injury on innocent people. These attacks are extremely dangerous, as when a dog attacks, they often bite, rip muscle tissue and skin, and can cause permanent damage, severe scarring, infections and even death. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a vicious dog attack, it is imperative that you get legal assistance to help you resolve the issue of compensation. The first action in any serious injury is to get medical care. It can be important to have fast intervention due to the high possibility of a serious infection that is carried by dogs, leading to long term problems getting the infection under control.

DOG BITE LAWYERS IN VENTURA COUNTY

Children are often the victims in dog attacks, and can be severely injured due to their height and inability to protect themselves or fend off the attack. Children are the victims in approximately 70% of the 4.7 million dog bites cases yearly. The dog owner will be held liable for the injuries that their animal inflicted on another. This is termed "strict liability". All of the costs associated with the dog bite must be paid by the dog owner, including medical care and treatment, future surgeries if necessary, and other damages such as pain and suffering that are part of such a traumatic incident.

It is a dog owner's responsibility to protect neighbors or others that may be present in the area from a vicious attack by their pet. If you or a family member has been the victim in such a case, a Ventura dog bite injury lawyer from The Law Offices of Neustadt & Berriz can assist you with the legal matters involving your claim. Every aspect of the case must be fully evaluated to determine what damages should be included in your claim, and what parties could be liable. In some cases, a landlord or commercial property manager could also have liability, and it is important to the future health of the victim that your case is managed by a legal professional that is familiar with all aspects of injury law and can protect your right to the compensation you deserve.

Questions about whether the property owner has liability for your dog bit injury? Contact a Ventura dog bite attorney from our firm at once if you or a family member was injured by a vicious dog.