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Dog bites are more common than you would think. Research shows that nearly 1,000 Americans sustain dog bite injuries each year. Additionally, 86% of attacks induce physical harm. Unfortunately, these injuries can lead to extensive and costly medical care, hospitalization, scarring, and in the worst cases, death.

If you have been harmed in a dog attack, please call our dog bite attorneys here at Bennett Johnson, LLP. Our team can work hard to help you recover maximum compensation!

The Elements of a Successful Dog Bite Claim

A dog bite victim will need to prove a number of things before they are eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit against the owner. For example, the victim must be able to establish that:

  • The dog was owned by or under the control of the defendant
  • They were attacked on public property or while lawfully on private property
  • Their injuries were caused by an actual bite (rather than scratches)
  • They did nothing to provoke the dog before they were bitten

Understanding California’s Strict Liability Dog Bite Law

When it comes to dog bites, California is a “strict liability” state. This means that a dog owner cannot escape liability by claiming that they were unaware of their dog’s vicious or violent tendencies. Even if the dog has never bitten anyone else, the victim would still be entitled to claim financial compensation.

If you were bitten by a dog, you may be entitled to damages for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages / income
  • Pain and suffering

Attacked by a Dog? Contact Bennett Johnson, LLP!

The Oakland personal injury attorneys at Bennett Johnson, LLP care about the safety of you and your family. If you have suffered an injury as a result of a dog attack, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our firm today. We can help you recover compensation for the injuries and financial losses you face.

Call now for your free consultation. We’re among the most successful injury firms in the East Bay!

Attorneys Richard Bennett and William Johnson

Bennett Johnson, LLP

Attorneys Richard Bennett and William Johnson have practiced law for more than four decades. Since opening Bennett Johnson, LLP, in 1981, our clients have been awarded more than $500 million in verdicts and settlements. They are members of several professional legal organizations, including:

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum®
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association

To schedule a free initial consultation, contact us online or call us at (510) 444-5020.

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