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Sacramento Dog Bite Lawyer

If you were attacked by a dog in Sacramento, you may have suffered severe injuries, and emotional distress, and are faced with mounting medical bills. At Child & Jackson Personal Injury Lawyers, our team of experienced Sacramento dog bite lawyers can help you pursue the compensation you deserve from the negligent dog owner. While your dog bite attorney handles your case, you can focus on healing and moving on with your life.

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How Can a Sacramento Dog Bite Attorney Help?

If you suffered injuries as the result of a dog attack, a dog bite lawyer can help you identify the negligent dog owner and hold them accountable for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and other losses. 

At Child & Jackson Personal Injury Lawyers, our legal team can also help by:

  • Investigating the accident
  • Gathering evidence
  • Consulting with experts
  • Assessing damages
  • Filing paperwork
  • Handling all interactions with the insurance company or defense attorney
  • Negotiating a fair settlement
  • Filing a lawsuit on your behalf (if necessary)
  • Representing you in court

When you work with one of our dog bite lawyers, they will fight aggressively on your behalf to ensure you recover every penny of compensation you’re owed.

California Dog Bite Laws

California is a strict liability state. This means that if you were injured in a dog attack, you do not have to prove that the owner of the dog acted negligently to recover compensation. Basically, if you were attacked by a dog, the owner of the animal will be held liable for your damages, regardless of whether the dog has a history of aggressive behavior, or the owner had a reason to believe their animal was dangerous. 

However, there are some exceptions, such as:

  • At the time of the attack, the dog bite victim was trespassing.
  • The dog bite victim provoked the animal
  • The dog bite victim was injured by their employer’s dog while on the job
  • The injured party was performing a paid service when they were attacked

California Dog Classifications

Many dog bite attacks involve animals with a history of aggressive behavior. If you were injured by an animal that has a history of biting people it can result in criminal liability for the dog’s owner.

Potentially Dangerous

A dog can be classified as potentially dangerous if the dog attacked another animal or person two times within three years or if the animal attacked another animal or bit someone once and caused minor injuries.

Vicious

If an animal ever killed or severely injured someone once or attacked another person or animal more than twice during the previous three years the animal will be classified as vicious.

If you were injured by an animal that has been classified as vicious or potentially dangerous and the dog’s owner failed to take precautions that were required by law, it may result in criminal charges against the dog’s owner. Additionally, if you sustained injuries caused by a vicious or potentially dangerous animal, it can lead to actions taken by the local animal control.

If you file a claim against an animal that was classified as potentially dangerous or vicious and the owner failed to take action to ensure the safety of others, this can help strengthen your case. 

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What Are Common Types of Dog Bite Injuries?

Dog bite injuries can vary widely in severity, depending on factors such as the size and breed of the dog, the location of the bite, and the victim’s age and physical condition. 

Common types of dog bite injuries include:

01

Puncture Wounds

A puncture wound occurs when teeth penetrate the skin, creating deep holes. These wounds can be painful and prone to infection, especially if not properly cleaned and treated.

02

Cuts or Tears

A dog’s teeth or claws can cause cuts or tears in the skin. They can vary in depth and severity, from superficial scratches to deep, extensive wounds requiring stitches or surgical repair.

03

Abrasions

Abrasions are superficial scrapes on the skin caused by friction or rubbing against the dog’s teeth or rough surfaces during a bite or attack.

04

Contusions

Contusions occur when blood vessels beneath the skin are damaged by the force of the dog’s bite or impact.

05

Avulsions

Avulsions are injuries in which the skin and underlying tissue are partially or completely torn away from the body, exposing muscle, bone, or other structures.

06

Crush Injuries

Crush injuries occur when a dog’s powerful jaws exert significant force on a victim’s body, causing tissue damage, bone fractures, or internal injuries.

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Nerve Damage

Dog bites can also result in nerve damage, leading to numbness, tingling, weakness, or loss of sensation in the affected area. Severe nerve injuries may cause permanent impairment or disability.

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Infections

Dog bites are at a high risk of infection due to the bacteria present in a dog’s mouth.

What Types Of Compensation Can I Recover After a Dog Bite Incident?

If you were injured in a dog attack, you may be entitled to the following types of compensation:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Past and future medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Personal property damage
  • Loss of consortium
  • Emotional distress
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Permanent disability
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

And more.

Your dog bite lawyer will assess your case for damages, exploring every avenue of compensation to ensure you recover the fair settlement you’re owed.

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