Dog Bite Injury Attorney Mountain View, Livermore, Turlock and Hollister
Everyone knows that dogs are man’s best friends but there are many occasions, when people become victims of dog bites and mauling, when the animal becomes aggressive. Though most dogs are loving but they can inflict catastrophic injuries and at Braff Personal Injury Attorneys, we have handled such cases in the past. We have proven that the dog owners were responsible for the aggressive and uncontrolled behavior of the dogs.
As per laws in California, it is clearly stated that the owners are responsible for their dog’s behavior and viciousness. When a claim is filed against their pets, they are usually ordered to compensate for damages and financial losses that the victim endures due to the injuries they undergo. Apart from the physical injuries, the compensation covers the mental trauma, medical expenses, scar treatment from the bites and mauling. In some cases, PTSD is considered and compensated in the claim settlement.
After Effects of The Dog Bites
We have seen that there are more children than adults that get bitted by vicious dogs. Not only do the scars go deep, but leaves an emotional trauma apart from the physical injuries. There are varying intensities of dog bites that result in a range of injuries such as:
- Barely broken skin
- Deep punctures and open wounds
- Crushed bones
- Disfigured face/body part
- Damage to nerves
- Scarring of varying intensity
If you have been injured or one of your loved ones was attacked by an aggressive dog, you are eligible to receive compensation from the dog’s owner. We know that oftentimes, the homeowner’s insurance policy may cover the compensation amount, if there is lawsuit filed against them. This holds good even if the dog attack happened away from the owner’s property in Livermore, Mountain View, Turlock, and Hollister.
Scarring is the most serious issue that adults and children deal with in the aftermath of the dog attack. Apart from physical scars, there have been cases when facial disfigurement, loss of limbs and PTSD led to higher compensation. At Braff Personal Injury Attorneys, we understand how debilitating it can be when you are left injured due to such injuries. That is why it is important to consult one of our experienced lawyers and get the compensation that you are entitled to.
It is worse for children as they can be permanently disfigured, if the bite is deep and vicious, while the animal attack leaves an emotional scarring for life. Oftentimes, cosmetic surgery is the only option for treatment.
Liability in A Dog Bite Claim
The court assesses the amount of compensation that you are liable to get based on some key factors. These include level of injury, lost wages, medical expenses and future surgeries and treatment. The jury will take into consideration how the dog bite injuries will affect your quality of life, and future prospects. Irrespective of the level of injuries and the mental trauma that you have endured, the burden of proof rests on the plaintiff’s shoulders. That is where we step in to ensure that we work to take away the stress and ensure that the dog owner is held liable for your condition and loss. Call us today and let us help you!