In California, an injured plaintiff may bring a lawsuit seeking compensation for injuries caused by an animal bite or knockdown. There are several other circumstances in which an injured person or a survivor of a person killed by an animal attack may sue for damages, including:
- Attacks by any animal that has dangerous propensities or traits
- Animal mauling
- Falls or psychological injuries suffered from an attack even if there was no physical contact
Oakland personal injury attorneys at Winer, McKenna & Burritt, LLP, we help victims of animal attacks and other property owner liability injuries pursue compensation in the Bay Area and throughout California. Our San Francisco-, Los Angeles- and Oakland-based dog bite lawyers represent victims and their family members in Northern and Southern California.
Our partner attorneys have more than 60 years of combined experience, and our firm has obtained more than $150 million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients in personal injury and employment law cases.
Call our Personal Injury Attorneys today at (510) 433-1000 to discuss your case confidentially. We offer free initial consultations and pursue all cases on a contingency fee basis.
Dog Bite And Animal Attack Laws In California
Dog owners and people who should have control over animals are held strictly liable for the damages suffered by anyone bitten or attacked in a public place or who is lawfully in a private place, including the dog owner’s property. Owners are liable for injury or death regardless of the prior viciousness of the animal. Even if a dog is not known by the owner to be vicious, the owner is still liable. Negligence does not have to be proven.
Under several circumstances, neighbors, dog breeders and others who should reasonably have control of dangerous animals can be sued for damages from an attack, bite or mauling. It is important to consult an experienced attorney as soon as possible.
We can collaborate with expert witnesses to re-create factors and determine responsibility, and we will work tirelessly to secure the full settlement that you and your family deserve, including:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Past and future wage loss
- Past and future pain and suffering
- Punitive damages
- Wrongful death damages
Committed Creek-Area Personal Injury Lawyers
Contact Winer, McKenna & Burritt, LLP, at (510) 433-1000 for a free consultation.