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Dog and Animal Bites in Montclair, CA – A Serious and Traumatic Experience

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.

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Obtain the Experience and Representation of a Seasoned Personal Injury Attorney

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.

Most caring and amazing lawyer - Justin was more than helpful and amazing since the day my husband and I hired him. One thing that stuck out the most to me was his genuine personality. He made me feel more important than just another client. I remember in the beginning of the case we spoke very often over the phone. He called to give me some new information concerning the case and to ask me a few questions. At the end of our conversation we hung up and a few moments later he called back just because he wanted to ask how I was doing with the injury I was suffering from, and to see how I was progressing. He always took his time to see how I was doing, and fought very hard to see me get what I deserved. My case lasted two years, and I'm sure there wasn't a week that went by where I didn't hear from him. He always kept me up to date and informed about what was happening in the case. He went far and above anything I could have ever expected and helped me get the results I could not even of imagined. I don't hope to ever need a personal injury attorney ever again but if I do I would hire Justin over and over again, and recommend him to everyone I know. I loved working with him. Visits to his office and phone calls from him were always very welcoming… more on our ‘testimonials’ page.

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