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Dog Bites

Los Angeles Dog Bite Attorneys

Fighting for Dog Bite Victims in Los Angeles, CA

A dog attack is a scary and dangerous event. An aggressive dog’s teeth are often sharp and capable of causing deep wounds, which might need immediate medical attention to clean and possibly stitch up. Beyond the immediate physical harm, being bitten by a dog can also be emotionally traumatic, making victims feel unsafe around dogs in the future. It's important to treat dog bites seriously and get medical help right away to avoid any complications. In many cases, victims also have the right to hold the negligent owners of dangerous animals accountable and seek compensation for damages.

If you were recently bitten by a dog, our team at Carpenter & Zuckerman can provide compassionate and results-oriented legal support. Our experienced Los Angeles dog bite lawyers can walk you through your rights and help you understand your options for recovering compensation. Our firm has recovered over $2 billion for our clients, and our aggressive trial attorneys do not back down. We will do everything possible to help you recover the full and fair compensation you deserve. 

Request a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your dog bite claim with our legal professionals. You pay nothing unless we win your case, so call (888) 484-2033 or contact us online today. Se habla español.

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We passionately pursue justice for injured people and are available 24/7. Contact CZ Law today to find out how we can assist you.

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Carpenter & Zuckerman is a leading personal injury law firm founded on the principle that justice for injured people takes precedence over corporate profits. CZ Law has the resources and legal expertise to fight powerful insurance carriers and corporations that do everything they can to limit their liability.

Determining Liability for a Los Angeles Dog Bite

Unlike some states, California does not enforce a “one bite” rule when it comes to dog bite liability. The owner of a dog is held strictly liable for damages if their dog bites someone, provided the victim was in a public place or lawfully in a private place at the time of the attack. This means that liability does not depend on the dog owner's knowledge of the dog's aggressiveness or prior history of biting. The law aims to protect individuals from harm and encourage dog owners to maintain control over their pets at all times.

However, determining liability can become more nuanced in certain situations. For example, if the victim was trespassing on private property, the dog owner might not be held liable for the bite. Similarly, liability can become more complicated if it can be proven that the victim provoked the dog into attacking. Provocation can include actions such as teasing, abusing, or physically hurting the dog, leading it to react defensively.

Additionally, other factors can influence liability in dog bite cases, such as leash laws and the presence of "Beware of Dog" signs. Los Angeles County has specific ordinances requiring dogs to be on a leash when in public areas, except in designated off-leash dog parks. An owner's failure to adhere to these regulations can help demonstrate their liability in a dog bite case. Conversely, visible and clear warning signs on private property might affect a victim's claim by suggesting they were aware of the potential danger.

Not sure if you have a claim? Our Los Angeles dog bite attorneys can review the facts of your situation and advise whether you have a strong case.

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What Damages Can I Recover in a Los Angeles Dog Bite Lawsuit?

You have the right to seek compensation for damages and non-economic damages if you were harmed by a dog bite in Los Angeles. To successfully recover these damages, you must take legal action before the statute of limitations expires. Put simply, you generally only have two years from the date of the bite to file a lawsuit. Waiting too long will prevent you from recovering any compensation. 

You deserve justice if you were bitten by a dog. Call (888) 484-2033 or contact us online today!

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