Owners of animals have a duty to control the animals that they own. It’s the owner’s responsibility to prevent harm that their pet could cause. An animal bite can cause severe injury, infection, permanent injury or even death and should be treated seriously. Being attacked by an animal may also lead to financial losses due to medical bills and loss of income which may entitle you to compensation from the owner of the animal that bit you.

The Animal Bite section of our Legal Knowledge Center can provide you with information pertinent to your situation as a victim of the animal attack. This section can help you determine if you have a claim against the owner of the animal who attacked you and other resources about animal bites that you may find useful. There’s also information about owner liability if you live in a state without “strict liability laws.”

We at Hogan Injury can help you in cases involving an animal attack. With our expertise in the matter of animal bites and years of experience, we can assist you in your case to ensure that you will receive the right amount of compensation that is due to you as a victim of an animal attack.

We can’t give a fixed length of time for the resolution of any animal attack case. The most we could do is to give a range, say from a couple of weeks to several months, which would still be inexact and might even confuse other people. The best approach to determining the time it takes to resolve a case would depend on several factors, the primary of which is the severity of the wound or injury. The extent of physical damage on the victim impacts the speed of the resolution.

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Yes, and this makes Breed-specific Legislation (BSL) a nightmare for most owners. BSL regulates and/or bans specific dog breeds to lessen dog attacks. However, dog owners and animal advocates find this law highly discriminatory. They argue that every dog has the propensity to bite, regardless of breed. In fact, there is no evidence that BSL help makes owners and their community safe from dog attacks. The most common type of dogs deemed to be dangerous is “pitbull-type” breed, known for their protective and aggressive nature. However, “wolf-type” breeds are also.

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People who’ve suffered injuries due to an animal attack can sue for damages. If the victim is not capable because he/she is a minor or lacks the mental capacity to do so, a parent or legal guardian can sue for him/her. Note, however, that seeking damages is only possible if the animal that attacked you is owned. That is, there’s a person that’s directly responsible for the care and maintenance of the animal. Without an owner, there would be no one to sue. Victims of dog or cat bites or.

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Accepting money from the animal’s owner is not necessarily a bad thing. If the money offered by the owner is enough to cover all your hospital bills, compensate you for the trauma, and also pay for your future medical expenses (therapy or cosmetic procedures), then accepting the money as settlement is actually a good thing. There’s just a catch–that kind of offer is hard to come by. In most cases, the at-fault owner and their insurer will negotiate as hard as they can to lower the amount to be received.

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It’s difficult to lose someone you love, and it’s worse when it happens unexpectedly. I hope you find peace and comfort after this tragedy. There are two possible cases here. First: the dog has an owner. If your friend contracted the virus from an owned dog, then that means the owner did not do his/her duty as a pet owner and vaccinate the dog. In California, dogs owners are required to give their dogs an anti-rabies vaccine and a rabies booster to ensure that these animals will not carry the.

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Getting bitten by a dog may cause severe injuries requiring expensive medical treatments. The situation is worse if the victim has to stop working due to the injury. These can cause financial distress to the victim. In such cases, services which offer immediate access to funds could be a huge help. A common service dog bite victims avail is settlement loans. Settlement loan are also called pre-settlement funding or lawsuit funding. It enable the victim pay for medical bills while the case is ongoing by giving him or her instant.

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You may sue an animal shelter if their dog bit you inside their premises. In such cases, liability may depend on who had ownership of the dog at the time of incident. If the animal shelter had possession of a dog and allowed the dog to escape, they may be held liable for the dog bite. During the time of the incident, the animal shelter was the party responsible for taking care of the dog. If an employee was taking care of the dog when the dog bite occurred, liability.

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You may sue animal control but doing so can be very difficult and complicated. This is because animal control services are provided by the government or through a contract with a humane society. As such, animal control may have sovereign immunity under state law, depending on the circumstances of the case. That means that the question of suing animal control rests on whether sovereign immunity applies to your case. In California, state laws offer sovereign immunity, which protects government entities and employees from personal liability. An analogy may help to.

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If your friend borrowed your dog and a biting incident occurred, he or she is liable for any damages. Under the common law, the keeper of the dog at the time of the attack is the liable party. By definition, the “keeper” is someone who has temporary care of the dog or has the dog under his or her care and custody. However, this ruling varies per state. In California, the strict liability rule does not apply to the keeper. However, if the owner knew that the dog has the.

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Dogs involved in biting incidents are not required to be put down. The chances of getting put down increase if this is not the first time the dog has bitten someone. When a dog bites a person, California Dog Bite Quarantine Law sets a required quarantine period. Animal Control will come over to pick up the dog. Then, the dog will be held in an animal shelter for 10 days of observation immediately after the biting incident. This protocol helps to determine whether the dog is rabid, vicious or diseased..

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