Sacramento Dog Bite Lawyer
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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.
Receive a 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!