Dog Bites & Animal Attacks
If you’ve been attacked by an animal, you are entitled to compensation for pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, and even psychological trauma. Getting that money, however, is rarely as simple as asking for it. If you’ve been attacked by a dog or other vicious animal, then you need a lawyer who can help you. The Carter Law Group is here to help.
How can a dog bite/animal attack lawyer help you?
Laws regarding who is responsible for a pet or even a wild animal vary a lot from state to state. Just because a friend or relative has been bitten or injured by a dog or other animal before, doesn’t mean that your case will be the same as theirs. A lawyer is able to help you determine ownership of the animal in question, identify others that may also be held responsible and help you to get the recovery you are entitled to.
What makes a case?
In California, the dog bite law is clear that the owner of any dog is liable for injuries caused by the dog if the person was lawfully present on the property, including as a guest, or in any public place when the injury occurred. If the victim was trespassing on private property, the owner would not be liable if the animal bit him or her.
When a tenant’s dog attacks, the landowner is only liable in certain situations. To recover against the landowner the victim must show the landowner knew or should have known about the tenant’s dog and it’s vicious tendencies.
What can you get out of filing a case?
In California, you’re entitled to compensation your medical bills (past and future), lost wages, and also compensation for the physical and psychological pain and suffering that you have gone through. Establishing liability and determining how much compensation you are entitled to can be tricky. Fortunately, the team at Carter Law Group has years of experience dealing with these extremely traumatic cases and knows how to effectively handle your claim and get you what you deserve. If you have been attacked by a vicious dog or other animal give us a call today.