California Dog Bite Law

The 5th most frequent cause of emergency room visits involving children are dog attacks. Studies and statists have shown that Rottweiler’s and pit bulls are statistically responsible for most of the attacks in the states involving children.

Dog Bite Law is governed by statute and case law. In San Diego, typically, an owner of a dog is strictly liable for the dog bites that his or her dog causes. There are however, exceptions to every rule.

If you, a loved one or any one you know is attacked by a dog, the first thing to do is identify the dog and the owner or person in control. Make sure the authorities are called. Call police and/or animal control. Please do the best you can to document the scene of the attack and if at all possible, take photographs.

Do not delay in seeking medical attention, if necessary. In addition to lacerations and cuts, infections frequently occur in terms of dog attacks.

When interacting with your healthcare providers, please make sure you tell them all things you are dealing with, both physical and psychological. If you have nightmares associated with the attack, please let your healthcare providers know about this. Also, consult with plastic surgeons if you have noticeable scars.

Again, the Law Offices of Keith J. Stone can assist you in locating and visiting the appropriate healthcare providers.

What can you do to recover maximum damages after a vicious dog attack?

Not surprisingly, a dog cannot be sued. Under California law, typically, the dog owners are responsible for the actions of their animals. Typically, homeowners insurance would cover the harm caused by the insured’s dog owner.

San Diego based dog bite attorney Keith J. Stone has helped hundreds of victims of dog bites in many areas over the years.

Keith J. Stone believes in a team effort. The more involved you are in the case the better!

Call Keith J. Stone for free personal consultant. You will receive explanations and have the whole process explained to you in clear and simple terms.

Call Keith J. Stone now at 619-531-2022 for a FREE, NO COMMITMENT evaluation of your case, or send us an email  with your questions.

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The San Diego-based Office of attorney Keith J. Stone serves the following areas in Southern California:

San Diego, Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, Ventura Counties including the cities of:

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Keith J. Stone also handles cases originating elsewhere in California and across the USA.