If you have been a victim of a dog bite by a dangerous one, you may be facing not only emotional pain but medical bills as a consequence of your injuries from the dog attack.
It is common to understand that animals don’t interact as humans do, and sometimes their emotions manifest themselves through aggression. At times dogs are naturally more aggressive than others, or they might be provoked into aggression by external factors.
When a biting dog accident occurs, the last thing a healing victim needs is to carry the weight of the legal procedure all on their own. Thus, hiring an experienced dog bite lawyer may be one of the best choices you can make while seeking compensation in a legal claim.
The dog bite team at Rojas Law Group has helped numerous victims acquire compensation for their injuries, even if the dog has no past of biting.
Lawsuit After Dog Bite
After a dog bite, the victim may have legal options for pursuing compensation.
The law allows people injured or killed by dogs to sue their owners if they maintain ownership of both animal and human traits within their body; this includes things like having teeth that can crush bone (like most breeds). The severity rating assigned by surgeons will determine how much money would be awarded in damages at trial-scale lawsuits, including intentional acts committed under circumstances where there is “legal cause” present, but no matter what type you choose, your claim still has certain requirements that must be met before filing!
In Detail about Determining the Liability
To prove liability in dog bite accidents, the claim may vary differently, but dog bite liability can often be built by either showing the dog owner knows or should have known that their dog was regressive. Some states may also hold a dog owner responsible no matter what they know. This is popularly known as strict liability.
Traditional negligence refers to a plaintiff who must prove that the dog’s owner owes the injured party a duty of care and breached this duty. A plaintiff must showcase that this breach of duty led to their injuries. The duty can come up from failure to properly secure a dog or take proper precautions or certain steps to keep a dog away from others if they are known to be a little dangerous or aggressive. Some states follow the “one-bite” rule as a shortcut. This refers to the fact that if the owner knew their dog had a history of biting, they knew or should have known their animal was a threat or may be liable for a consequent dog bite accident.
Some states abide by strict liability to determine fault. Strict liabilities refer to a defendant being liable if certain circumstances are met, no matter what the defendant did. For instance, if strict liability applies, a victim may be automatically liable if their dog bit another person while their dog wasn’t wearing a leash when it was otherwise under observation to be on one. Also, strict liability can be applied if your dog bit someone when you were trespassing on the property of another, even if the victim provoked the dog. The simple act of being where you must not have been may render you liable.
Dog Bites Attack Attorneys at Rojas Law Group
At Rojas Law Group, our attorneys have delicately and successfully handled claims on behalf of dog bite victims, possibly through negotiations with the owner’s litigation or insurance company. We are well adept in statutes enacted to protect the rights of our victims bitten by dogs and understand that acting immediately following an animal attack is crucial in protecting these rights. A quick investigation can help build the bite’s liability and check whether insurance coverage applies.
If you or a beloved one has been a victim of a dog bite, it’s crucial to contact an attorney right away to learn more about your legal options. Our lawyers are experienced in other practice areas, from this to dog bite lawsuits, covering medical malpractice, car accidents, and more. Call us today to know more.