Santa Rosa Dog Attack
Dogs are known as man’s best friend. They are seen by many as affectionate, loyal companions. Most of the time this is true. Unfortunately, dogs are animals that are known for biting and attacking people. Sadly, victims of dog bites are all too often well-meaning children who don’t know any better than to approach the animals with the same excitement as they would anyone else. The reality is that when a dog bites a child’s face, neck or head, it can cause such dramatic damage that the child may require cosmetic or reconstructive surgery as well as other life-saving surgeries. Regardless of whether it was a child or an adult who was hurt, dog bites can lead to lasting physical and emotional trauma. If you or your child has been bitten or attacked by a dog, it is important to work with a knowledgeable lawyer.
The law firm of Teal & Montgomery is here to help you. Since 1975, our firm has represented families and individuals across Northern California who were hurt by another’s negligence. We assist with all kinds of injury claims. There is no such thing as a small case at our firm. If we agree to take on your case, you can rest assured that we will dedicate all the time, attention and resources needed to reach a favorable result in your case.
Who is liable for a dog bite?
In the state of California, law dictates that dog owners are strictly liable for dog attacks and dog bites. This means that if you encountered a dog who bit you, it is not necessary for you to prove the dog owner’s liability. In fact, liability is presumed. The only exception to this law is in the case that you were on the dog owner’s private property unlawfully. Even though liability typically is not an issue with regard to dog bite claims, the financial and physical damages are. Our law firm will carefully take steps to prove your medical costs, past and future lost wages, as well as your pain and suffering. Many times, dog bite claims are resolved with time in settlement negotiations. If the opposing party is hesitant to treat you fairly, our lawyers will be prepared to resolve the issue in a court of law.
What is Premises Liability?
The law states that property owners are expected to maintain their land and the buildings on the land in a safe state so that any visitors can expect to be reasonably safe when on that property. In the case that an individual has a legal right to be on said premises, that person is also legally entitled to experience personal physical and mental safety while on the premises. If the property owner is negligent or purposeful in causing harm to the visitor, he or she can be held liable, or responsible in a court of law.
Contact the Santa Rosa Dog Bite Attorneys of Teal & Montgomery
We welcome you to contact us or call 707-525-1212 to schedule a free initial consultation at your convenience. All consultations are free, and we will not charge attorney’s fees unless we are successful in your case.