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Were you bitten or attacked by a dog that was not adequately restrained? You deserve to take legal action to hold an owner accountable for his or her negligence. A dog bite can have adverse financial and emotional effects on your livelihood, and you should not have to shoulder the burden. At Herrig & Vogt, LLP, we are dedicated to fighting for victims of negligence and helping them seek the compensation they need to recover.
Some of our Roseville personal injury lawyers have been rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell®. This is a peer review rating system that measures an attorney's competence within the courtroom and legal guidance to clients. This honor is one of many that showcase our firm's commitment to excellence. Thus, when you retain the representation of our team, you can feel confident that you will receive skillful and knowledgeable counsel.
In California, the dog bite laws are of strict statute. Essentially, dog owners are liable for any incident in which their dog bites any individual on public property or an invited visitor on private property. Exceptions to this rule include bites to individuals who were trespassing on private property, provoking the dog, or conducting a paid service regarding the dog. Unlike most personal injury claims, a dog bite victim does not have to prove negligence to recover damages from an owner.
Furthermore, liability may sometimes fall on individuals who are not the dog owner, but had control or responsibility of the animal at the time of the attack. In these instances, such an individual may be found liable on the grounds of scienter. This means that he or she knew, or should reasonably have known, of a dog's propensity for danger and failed to take necessary precautions to restrain it.
Since a dog owner in California is nearly always liable for a dog bite, these claims are typically more difficult to defend than pursue. However, it is still crucial to ensure that you are taking all necessary measures after a dog bite incident so as to help solidify your case.
The first steps to take after being bitten by a dog are as follows:
Gathering evidence and information can prove entirely helpful if a dog owner attempts to fight your claim. At Herrig & Vogt, LLP, we can help analyze your case to determine the best course of action and seek the full compensation you deserve. We understand that a dog bite can not only cause substantial medical bills, but it can also cause significant emotion trauma, especially in cases in which the victim is a young child. Our firm is dedicated to fighting to ensure that you can recover from your damages swiftly and healthily, so that you can put this behind you.
Our Roseville personal injury attorneys at Herrig & Vogt, LLP have been practicing law for more than 100 years combined. Throughout these years, we have gained a comprehensive understanding of legal matters and a network of professionals we can consult for focused guidance. You should not have to suffer financial blows on top of the injuries you've already sustained; let us help you fight for the recovery you need and deserve.
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