The five breeds of dogs most responsible for fatalities to humans:
1) Pit Bull (#1 by a wide margin)
3) German Shepherd
5) Wolf-dog Hybrid
Compensation for dog bite injuries follows the same guidelines as with other types of injuries. Once liability is established, the damages must be evaluated. Past and future medical costs, lost income, detriment to lifestyle and pain and suffering must be examined and accounted for in order to come up with a fair settlement. Where a dog owner had notice of the dog's aggressive tendencies and did nothing to ensure the safety of others, punitive damages may also be available.
WE EXAMINE AND EVALUATE CASES TO DETERMINE A FAIR RANGE OF COMPENSATION. THEN WE DISCUSS THE OPTIONS WITH OUR CLIENTS TO DECIDE ON A COURSE THAT WILL FIT THEIR NEEDS AND PREFERENCES.
Settlement Amounts can range from thousands to millions of dollars.
NO ATTORNEY FEES UNTIL FINAL SETTLEMENT
In California, when a dog bites and injures a person, the owner of the dog is held to be strictly liable for the injuries sustained. The owner cannot avoid liability by claiming that the dog had never bitten anyone before, or had never shown aggressive tendencies, or was of a less aggressive breed. A person who keeps a dog has a strict responsibility to see that it does no harm to others.
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