Dog and Animal Injuries

Chico Dog Bite Lawyer James Gingrich
Dog Bite Lawyer James Gingrich

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If a dog or any other animal attacks you or a loved one call us today. We’ll schedule a free consultation for you with our experienced Dog Bite Lawyer James Gingrich. You’ll meet with James to discuss your case, and determine whether you can get compensation for your injuries.

In general, the owner of any animal is responsible for any injury the animal causes. In California, dog owners are responsible for any injuries caused by their dog. Dog owners often try to blame the victim for their injuries. Children under 5 are never at fault under California law. Older children need only have used the care ordinarily used by other children his or her age.

In most dog bite cases, dogs target the person’s face and can cause serious injury to their lips, nose, and cheeks. Victims of dog bites are often children, and victims of severe dog bites are almost exclusively children. Children who are bitten by a dog often fear dogs and other large animals for years.

Although all dogs are capable of inflicting bite injuries, certain breeds cause more serious injuries than other breeds. By compiling US and Canadian press accounts between 1982 and 2014, Merritt Clifton (editor of Animals 24-7) showed the combination of Pit Bulls, Rottweilers, Husky, and Wolf Hybrids are most responsible for disfiguring injuries and death. Read the Study here.

Many dog bite victims suffer significant injuries and facial scarring. In addition to the trauma associated with the injuries, a dog attack can have profound long-term psychological consequences. Also, bite victims with significant facial scarring usually earn significantly less income throughout their lives.

Many dog bite victims undergo multiple surgical procedures. In addition, 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.

If a dog bites you or a loved one immediately seek medical attention to take care of your injuries. Then, find out who owns the dog and get as much information about the dog and it’s owner as you can. If there were any witnesses to the attack be sure to get their information. In addition, take pictures of your injuries and preserve any clothing you were wearing that shows signs of the attack.

Your next step is to call experienced Dog Bite Lawyer James Gingrich. James can help you get financial compensation to pay your medical bills and other expenses related to the attack. In addition, you may get compensation for future lost earnings and future medical bills.

If you or your child is attacked or injured by a dog or any other animal, get the settlement you deserve with Chico Dog Bite Lawyer James Gingrich. James handles all dog bite cases on a contingency fee contract. That means his Attorney fees are tied to the amount of your compensation. Additionally, he advances all the costs for your case, and you owe him nothing unless you win a recovery.

Call us today (530) 898-1111 and schedule a Free Consultation with Dog Bite Lawyer James Gingrich.

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