Diligent Advocacy For Dog Bite Victims
Los Angeles is regularly celebrated as one of the most pet-friendly cities in the United States. From designer breeds to loveable mutts, well-behaved and properly socialized dogs enliven many of the city’s shops, restaurants and neighborhood walks. However, other people’s pets can be unpredictable. Pet-averse Californians and experienced owners alike can be surprised by an unfamiliar dog’s aggressive or reactive behavior. Moreover, dog bite injuries can be severe – especially to children, the elderly or seasoned dog lovers caught off guard by an animal’s ferocity. Indeed, dog attacks can result in severe bleeding, enduring damage to muscles or tendons and permanent disfigurement.
Even in dog-loving cities, the law holds owners responsible for injuries caused by pets. With nearly a decade of experience practicing only personal injury law in California, dog bite attorney Jeff Crissman is a dedicated advocate for those traumatized by canine attacks.
Who Is Responsible For California Dog Bites?
California imposes strict liability on dog owners. This means that a dog owner is responsible for any injuries their dog may cause to a person, so long as the person was injured in a public place, or while lawfully on private property.
Those lawfully on private property include those performing a legal duty (such as a postman delivering the mail), as well as those expressly or implicitly invited onto a property (for example, a neighbor invited over for a backyard barbecue, or a plumber scheduled by a landlord to conduct maintenance).
Thus, while dog owners cannot be held liable for dog attacks against trespassers, it is not necessary to prove that the dog owner was aware of the dog’s aggressive or vicious nature if the dog attacks in public or bites a lawful visitor on private property.
Put Compassionate Support And Legal Skill On Your Side
In the aftermath of a violent dog attack, seek the support and skill of a proven California dog bite attorney. Jeff Crissman can help you secure the compensation you need to rebuild your health, appearance and sense of security after a traumatic incident with a California pet. To schedule your free consultation with Crissman Law, call the Newport Beach office at 949-702-8385, or contact Mr. Crissman online.
Crissman Law operates on a contingency fee basis: You pay nothing unless you win.