Dog Bite Law is simple: An owner is responsible for any bite by his or her dog in California.
By compiling US and Canadian press accounts between 1982 and 2011, Merritt Clifton, Editor of Animal Magazine, proved the combination of Pit Bulls, Rottweilers, their close mixes, and Wolf Hybrids are the breeds most responsible for injury and death. Read the Study here.
In most dog bite cases, the dog’s target is the lips, nose and cheeks. 77% of victims with a facial bite are children under the age of 10, and victims of Severe Dog Bites are almost exclusively children. Many victims suffer significant facial scarring, especially children, and that can have profound psychological consequences and can reduce one’s earning capacity in life.
Many dog bite victims undergo multiple surgical procedures, and many suffer significant scars and have complications such as keloid or hypertrophic scars. Medical expenses can be very costly in dog bite cases, with an average cost of $18,200.00 in 2010.
When determining fault, remember that a child under 5 is never negligent in California and an older child need only have used the care ordinarily used by other children his or her age with similar faculties.
Ralph Slater has successfully settled or tried every dog bite case he has ever handled. Insurance companies know his name; get the settlement you or your child deserves by retaining him now. Your case will be handled on a contingency fee basis – you will owe Mr. Slater no attorneys’ fees or costs unless he wins a settlement or verdict for you.
Call today (530) 898-1111 to schedule a Free Consultation with Ralph Slater, a leading Personal Injury Lawyer in Chico with 33 years of experience, to find out the answer to questions such as “Do I, or does my child have a case?” and “What is it worth?”
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