Dog and Animal Bite Attorney Serving Montclair
Injured by a Dog or other Animal in Montclair? We Can Help.
The Attorneys at The Law Offices of Justin King understand that dog and animal attacks can result in much more than scars including permanent disfigurement, post traumatic stress disorder, and other injuries that can follow a victim for the rest of their life. Post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and depression are common in dog and animal attack cases because attacks can be particularly frightening and traumatic. Fortunately, our legal counsel has represented many individuals who have been attacked by dogs and other dangerous animals. Because cases involving dog and animal bites can cause serious and lasting damage, victims frequently find it essential to obtain the assistance of seasoned personal injury lawyers.
California Law Regarding Animal and Dog Attacks and Bites
The California Civil Code specifically states that the owner of a dog is liable for damages suffered by anyone who is bitten by that dog while in a public place or in a private place where the owner of the property has provided consent for others to be there. This California regulation creates automatic & strict liability for dog owners in California whose animals bite or attack another person. This law is very different from a large number of other states which require a dog’s owner to have previous knowledge of the dangerous propensities in which a dog bite case could include previous cases where the dog bit or attacked someone. In California, however, the dog owner’s awareness of dangerous qualities in their animal is not required for a successful lawsuit including financial compensation.
Common Defense that Can Be Raised by a Dog’s Owner for Victims in Montclair
A dog owner facing a lawsuit over dog attack or bite is able to raise several defenses to these cases. Regardless of their defense, a victim can still successfully pursue a personal injury claim against an owner after an attack. A victim should not decide their potential success in an animal attack without consulting with legal professionals with experience. One potential defense raised by animal owners is that a victim was trespassing onto the property in where the attack transpired. Because law in the state of California requires that an injured person be in a public place lawfully, an injured person will be barred from recovering compensation if they were trespassing at the time the attack occurred.
Easily expressed would be a person unlawfully on a persona property attempting to commit a crime or trespass. Certain acts like delivering the mail, if one is a postal worker, however, are not considered to be a form of trespass. Also included in this exemption would be someone invited or authorized by the owner, like a family member, guest or authorized service worker who was allowed or invited by the owner to be present.
Justin King – Dog & Animal Bite Injury Attorney Serving Victims in Montclair
The Attorneys at The Law Offices of Justin H. King offer free consultations to individuals in Montclair who were victims to dog or animal attacks. Due to our experience in cases involving animal and dog attacks and bites, our attorneys understand how to gather as much information as possible to make sure that your case is strong and has the best potential for a favorable outcome. We have helped many other victims, including those in Montclair who have been harmed in similar ways, receive the compensation that they deserve. If you need assistance in navigating your dog or animal bite case, do not hesitate to contact our law firm today.
Contact Justin H. King: No Obligation – Always Confidential
If you or someone you know has recently been bitten by a dog or other animal in Montclair we are here to help. Our no obligation and confidential case evaluation provides important details about your rights and responsibilities after an animal bite. Use our case evaluation form here to get in touch and learn what you need to know now. Dog & Animal Bite cases are time sensitive so understanding your rights sooner may make all the difference.
Aside from helping victims of dog and animal bites in Montclair, the Law Office of Justin H. King also represents those who have suffered serious injuries as a result of auto and car accidents in Montclair. You can view all his areas of practice here.