Dog owners are responsible for the harm caused by a dog bite, no matter how carefully they guard or restrain their dogs. In California, under the strict liability dog bite statute, the owner of a dog is liable for the damages suffered by any person who is bitten by the dog while in a public place or lawfully in a private place, regardless of whether the dog has been vicious in the past.
What Should I Do After A Dog Bite Attack?
- Call 911
- Immediately seek medical treatment as you may need vaccinations
- Report the incident to the owner and local animal control
- Take pictures of all injuries and damage caused by the bite
- Obtain the dog owner’s information and their homeowners or renters insurance policy.
What Are Some Common Dog Bite Injuries?
Victims of dog bites often require serious medical attention. Common injuries include:
- Ligament, muscle, or tendon tears and damage
- Nerve damage
- Eye damage
- Psychological trauma
The Accident Guys can immediately get you to a local medical professional, even if you do not have health insurance. Our firm can even arrange to have your medical expenses paid once your case gets resolved so you do not have to worry about any out-of-pocket costs or deductibles.