Everyone loves dogs, until they are bit by one. No matter how cute and cuddly the dog looks, or how friendly it might have been, these things don’t matter in a court of law. California dog owners are responsible for the actions of their dogs, no matter its breed or its track record. It does not matter if it was a Chihuahua or a Pitbull, nor does it matter if it’s a first time offender.
If you were bit by a dog, here are some things to keep in mind:
1. Find out who owns the dog and where the dog lives;
2. Take photographs of the dog and the dog’s residence;
3. Take photographs of the bite marks or the scratches because they will fade over time;
4. See if you can determine the breed of the dog;
5. Create a list of everyone identified at the scene of the incident; and
6. Collect the contact information of any potential witnesses.
Even if the bite appears to be relatively minor, get emergency medical attention immediately because it is important to get tested for rabies and other diseases potentially carried by the dog. It is not worth risking exposure to these diseases, regardless if you have medical benefits or not.
Dog bite injuries can be severe. It is not uncommon that a person can sustain nerve damage, amputation, permanent scarring, serious eye injuries, broken bones, and infection as a result of being attacked by a dog. Moaddel Kremer can help you get treatment for those types of injuries whether or not you have medical insurance.
A dog’s owner should not be let off the hook for allowing a dog to attack. The inability of a dog owner to control his or her pet should not be taken lightly. It is not uncommon for a dog that has bitten once to bite again. It is likely that the dog owner will deny that the bite happened or will make up an excuse for the dog’s actions. The dog owner will probably have an insurance company that will do everything in its power to withhold providing you compensation. The lawyers at Moaddel Kremer are experienced in handling dog bite cases and maximizing your recovery.
Damages from a dog bite go beyond just the scars that are left on your skin. There is a psychological and emotional component resulting from being bitten by man’s best friend. The lawyers at Moaddel Kremer will give you the support and attention that you need in order to be fully compensated for your injuries.