Sacramento Dog Bite Lawyer
Speak with a Personal Injury Attorney - (916) 426-5654
If you or a family member has been bitten by a dog in Sacramento, it's
important to at least consult a personal injury attorney to discuss your
options. My name is Ross Nott, Attorney at Law. I have been handling personal
injury claims in California since 1994. I have successfully
tackled thousands of cases in civil litigation.
free, no-obligation evaluation
when you call (916) 426-5654!
What if I was bitten by a friend or neighbor's dog?
The state of California has strict guidelines in place regarding dog bite
injuries. Section 3342 of the California Civil code states that dog owners
are liable for all damages sustained by someone who is bitten by their
dog in public or in private, as long as the victim was on the premises
legally. Protected by this statute are all persons who must enter private
property to perform duties mandated by state laws or postal regulations
- as well as individuals who are explicitly or implicitly invited onto
the property by the owner. Even if the owner has no knowledge of prior
animal viciousness, they remain liable for any injuries or damage caused
by their dog.
Potential exceptions to the dog bite statute include:
- Bites sustained from police or military dogs
- Bites sustained as a result of provocation or mistreatment
- Bites sustained by someone who is paid to handle the dog
- Injuries must be caused by a bite and not a dog's other action
If you've been bitten by the dog of a friend or family member and are
hesitant to press charges for fear of the financial hardship it could
cause, there are three things to consider. First, most homeowner policies
cover dog bite injuries that occur on the owner's property. Second,
if you don't take action now, a worse injury could occur down the
road to a much less forgiving person. Third, without compensation for
your injuries, you will have to foot the bill for medical treatment yourself.
I am veteran litigator who is ready to help you seek the compensation you
need. When you work with me, I am more than just your lawyer. I am your
fierce advocate and trusted partner. An
initial consultation with me is free.
Contact Ross Nott, Attorney at Law by calling 916-426-5654 today!