Pacific Palisades Dog Bite Injury Lawyer
Pacific Palisades is a breath-taking neighborhood on the Westside of Los Angeles, California. Home to only 25,507 residents, Pacific Palisades is known for the many celebrities that call this city home. The neighborhoods are filled with beautiful homes, parks, and ocean views. Sunset Boulevard runs through this amazing city along the Temescal Canyon.
With so many parks and other outdoor recreational areas in Pacific Palisades, there are occasionally dog bites that happen throughout the city. These injures can often lead to lasting trauma for victims of all ages. If you or someone that you love has been bitten by a dog or otherwise attacked while in Pacific Palisades, Walch Law wants to help you with your case. We want to fight for every dime that you deserve for your injury so that you don’t have to worry about anything other than your personal health and recovery. Click here to visit our website to speak with a winning Pacific Palisades dog bite injury lawyer for FREE!Common Dog Bite Injuries
The injuries that the victim of a dog attack might have can vary from incident to incident. Scratches and bruising are some of the more common injuries from a dog attack. Many victims will have cuts from dog teeth or nails that require stitches. These deeper tissue injuries also have the capability to cause permanent nerve damage in some of the more severe cases. Depending on the size of the dog, individuals might have additional injuries to their brain, neck, and head.
Children are especially susceptible to severe injuries from dog attacks due to their smaller bodies that are still developing. Children that are attacked by dogs can lose limbs and become paralyzed. In the most extreme cases for both children and adults, dog attacks can result in the death of the victim and be brought to court as a wrongful death claim.
Along with physical harm, dog attacks can cause long-term emotional and mental trauma for the victim. This psychological harm can last for the victim’s entire life, and may cause the onset of anxiety and other mental illnesses.
Whether your injury was just a scratch, or caused permanent damage, we have winning Pacific Palisades dog bite injury lawyers that can help you with your case. We will work with the party responsible for your injury and make sure that you can maximize your financial recovery from the incident.Dog Owner Liability in California
Each state has specific laws that determine how and when a dog owner is liable for their animal that causes harm to others. Some states have adopted the “one bite rule”, which says that dogs are allowed to bite someone one time before their owners can be held accountable. However, California has a strict liability statute that holds dog owners accountable for the first time that their dog injures someone else, along with every time after that. If the dog that bit you has attacked others before, you may be entitled to additional punitive damages in your recovery, which are meant to punish the dog owner for repeated negligence.
The California statute outlines a few elements that are important to know when preparing to seek financial recovery from your attack.
- First, the attack must either occur on public property, or on private property on which the victim was invited. This includes being invited over to a neighbor’s home for dinner or closing their gate when they have asked you to.
- Second, the attack must have caused some sort of injury to you.
- Finally, the injuries caused are not limited to dog bites or attacks. If a dog was too aggressive and caused an injury, such as knocking you off of your bike, you may be eligible for financial compensation. Additionally, other domestic pets will usually fall under the regulations of this statute as well
We have successfully recovered millions of dollars for our clients and have some of the best attorneys in the state. With over 45 years of experience, we know that trust and transparency are critical when working with our clients. Our attorneys have the experience that you need to successfully win your case. You can contact a winning Pacific Palisades dog bite injury lawyer by visiting our website or calling our number at 866-INJURY2 [866-465-8792]. We will give you a complimentary consultation regarding the specifics of your case and advise you on the best steps moving forward. We are available 24.7 and look forward to speaking with you!