Every year, innocent people are bitten, disfigured and even killed by dog bite injuries and animal attacks. About 20 people die annually in the U.S. from dog attacks; most of these victims are small children. More than 850,000 dog bites require medical attention yearly and over 4 million dog bites result in serious injury or death.
Animal Owner's Liability
Dog owners are required to control or restrain their animals to ensure public safety. The dog owner is responsible if the victim is on public property or legally on private property.
Some dog breeds are known to cause serious injury and death. Owners are held accountable for injuries sustained by their animals if the animal was not properly secured on their premises, not on a leash, or the owner knew that the animal was prone to violence.
An animal's owner is liable for damage that animal causes if the animal trespasses on another property. Owners must prevent their animals from roaming off their premises. Dogs must be leashed when in public areas. Even when the dog is on the owner's property, the owner may still be responsible for injuries caused if the owner knew the dog had a propensity for violent behavior or had attacked others in the past.
Proving fault in a personal injury case is always a challenge. Our experienced attorneys rise to the challenge, persuading opponents in a claim using credible evidence and objective findings. Our goal is simple: to protect clients' rights and interests. We have succeeded for past client, and we can succeed for you.
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If you or your child has been attacked by a dog or any other pet, contact an experienced lawyer about your injuries. If you can't come to us, we'll come to you — anywhere in California. If you are out of state, no problem — we can work by phone, fax, email or some other way.
Vititoe Law Group, seeks maximum compensation for your injuries. Call us at 818-851-1886 or send us an email to discuss your situation and what your options are. We have offices in Westlake Village, Los Angeles and Oxnard for your convenience.
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