Palm Springs Dog Bite Attorney
Personal Injury Lawyer for the Coachella Valley in California
In California, if you are bitten by a dog, the owner of the animal is liable for your injuries even if he or she was not negligent and the dog had no previous history of attack. This is called strict liability. The California Civil Code makes dog owners liable and accountable for the injuries their pets may inflict on others. Those who choose to have dogs as pets must accept the burden of their pet's behavior, regardless of whether or not the owner was negligent in handling or housing their dogs.
Dog bites and attacks account for many emergency room and other medical treatments, mostly for children. In a majority of these cases, the victim is another family member, a neighbor, or a friend of the dog owner. Most dog bites occur because the dog owner allowed the dog to escape the yard or home. Almost all cities and counties have, "leash laws". Failure of the dog owner to keep his or her dog on a leash in public is considered negligence under the law. If the unleashed dog jumps up on a person and causes injury, the dog owner is responsible for all of the injured person's money damages for pain and suffering, medical expenses, loss of income and earning capacity. Very often dog bites result in permanent and disfiguring scars. These scars can require very painful and expensive plastic and reconstructive surgery. Unfortunately even with the best medical treatment available there can still be permanent scarring. The law allows the scarred dog bite victim to obtain money damages for the pain and suffering and the emotional injuries due to the embarrassment from the scars.
Talk to the Coachella Valley Dog Bite Attorney about Your Case
If you or someone you know has been injured by a dog in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, La Quinta, Indio or in any of the other Coachella Valley communities, you should contact the Palm Springs dog bite lawyer at Barry Regar APLC without delay. As a personal injury attorney for the Coachella Valley, Mr. Regar has successfully represented thousands of clients in all types of injury cases including dog bites, motor vehicle accidents, trip/slip and fall accidents. You have the right to be fully informed about your legal rights if you are a dog bite victim. Don't be a victim twice. Consult with this firm before you let an insurance adjuster take advantage of you.
With more than 40 years of legal experience under his belt and an exclusive focus on personal injury law, Barry Regar provides aggressive and comprehensive legal help to those who have been injured. He offers a free, initial consultation in which you can discuss your situation directly with him. His firm offers personalized legal service. You pay no fee or litigation costs unless your case is settled with your approval out of court or won in court. There is s Spanish speaking member of the staff to assist all Spanish speaking clients.
Contact the Palm Springs dog bite lawyer
at the firm if you have been injured by a dog anywhere in the Coachella Valley today. Any delay may result in evidence being lost or the unavailability of witnesses.