Oakland Dog Bite Attorney
Even though dogs are arguably the most popular pet in the US, a dog bite can lead to significant injuries. At Milanfar Law Firm, PC, we are here to help if you need an Oakland dog bite attorney by your side. We understand the laws surrounding dog bites in California, and we know what it takes to help clients recover the compensation they need for their injuries and other damages caused by the incident.
Why Choose Milanfar Law Firm for This Case?
- At Milanfar Law Firm, PC, our team has decades of experience handling complex injury claims, and we understand dog bite laws.
- We handle dog bite injury claims in Oakland on a contingency fee basis, which means clients never worry about legal fees until after we recover compensation for their losses.
- We focus on putting the client. If you have any questions or concerns about your case, you will always have access to your attorney.
Dog Bite Injuries and Complications
Information about the World Animal Foundation states that more than 12,000 Americans end up hospitalized as a result of dog attacks each year. Many others are not technically hospitalized but sustain injuries severe enough to warrant medical treatment.
Some of the most common injuries associated with a dog bite incident include:
- Severe puncture wounds and lacerations
- Torn ligaments, tendons, and nerves
- Severed arteries or veins
- Major scarring and disfigurement
- Significant infections
- Amputations of fingers or partial hand amputations
- Major facial injuries
Individuals are often able to make a complete recovery after a dog bite incident, but this recovery could leave scarring and disfigurement. There can also be immense physical and emotional pain and suffering associated with dog bite incidents, including longer-lasting symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Compensation for a Dog Bite Injury Claim in Oakland
Per Civil Code section 3342, we can see that dog owners in California will be held strictly liable for any bite injuries that occur on public property or on private property where the victim was lawfully located. It is not necessary for a dog bite victim to prove that the dog owner was negligent in order to recover compensation.
Under California’s strict liability laws, dog bite victims are typically able to recover compensation for all medical bills associated with the incident. If a dog bite victim wishes to recover compensation for various types of physical and emotional pain and suffering associated with the incident, they will have to file a civil personal injury lawsuit against the dog owner. In order to recover pain and suffering damages, it will be necessary to prove that the dog owner was negligent in their actions leading up to the dog bite.
The total amount of compensation available will depend on factors such as injury severity, how long it takes the individual to recover, whether or not there was any negligence on the part of the dog owner, and more.
Call an Oakland Dog Bite Lawyer Today
If you or somebody you care about has been bitten by a dog in the Oakland area and are struggling to recover compensation, turn to the team at Milanfar Law Firm, PC for assistance as soon as possible. We have extensive resources at our disposal, and our number one goal is to ensure that you recover the compensation needed to get through this. We will handle the insurance carriers and other parties on your behalf. When you need an Oakland dog bite attorney, you can reach us for a free consultation of your claim by filling out our contact form or calling us at (925) 433-6003.