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San Jose Dog Bite Attorney

Palo Alto Dog Bite Injury Attorney

Lawyer for Victims of Animal Attacks in Santa Clara County and the Surrounding Areas

Everyone knows that dogs are man's best friend. Unfortunately, some dogs are less friendly than others are. If you have been bitten by someone's dog because of the owner's negligence, you may be able to receive compensation for your damages. California takes dog bites very seriously. Unlike some other states, California uses strict liability rules for dog bite claims. This means that even if the dog's owner did not know the dog was aggressive or capable of hurting someone, the owner is still liable for damages.

At the Fuller Law Firm, we believe that dog owners have a responsibility to prevent their dogs from hurting others. That is why we help victims of dog attacks seek compensation for dog bite injuries. We can help you get reimbursement for things like medical bills, lost wages due to missed work, and more. Our team of legal professionals has the knowledge and experience needed to help you pursue compensation and hold the accountable party responsible.

California Legal Professionals You Can Depend On

Attorney Cory Fuller has over 10 years of experience successfully handling dog bite claims and other personal injury cases. He and the team at the Fuller Law Firm know that an unexpected injury can be severely distressing. A serious dog bite injury can cause terrible bodily damage, including broken bones, puncture wounds, lacerations, avulsion injuries, and more. These injuries can lead to other conditions including but not limited to:

  • Emotional distress, including upsetting flashbacks of the attack;
  • Disfigurement and scars;
  • Viral or bacterial infection of the bite wound;
  • Blood or body infections, which can lead to meningitis, endocarditis, and sepsis; and
  • Diseases like rabies and tetanus;

Do Not Wait to File a Dog Bite Claim

If you or a loved one have been bitten by a dog, and you want to file a civil suit against the dog owner, you must do so in a timely manner. The California statute of limitations for personal injury claims is two years, which means that you must file your claim within two years from the day on which the dog bite occurred. Filing a dog bite claim sooner rather than later may also keep the potentially dangerous or vicious dog from injuring others. In some cases, a dog owner whose dog injures another can face criminal charges. Criminal prosecution is possible when the dog's owner knew that the dog was prone to dangerous behavior but failed to take appropriate action to control the animal. Regardless of whether criminal charges are filed, you have the right to seek compensation for the injuries you have sustained.

When a Child Is Bitten by a Dog

In most dog bite cases, an injured person who was bitten after purposely antagonizing or provoking the dog will not be able to bring a successful injury claim. However, the same does not apply to children. California court cases have ruled that young children under the age of five cannot perform acts of negligence. A dog owner is still liable for bite injuries caused to a young child, even if the child pulled the dog's tail or otherwise upset the dog.

Schedule Your Free Case Assessment Today

If you want to learn more about filing a dog bite personal injury claim in California, contact Attorney Cory Fuller at the Fuller Law Firm. He and the team of experienced professionals at the Fuller Law Firm can evaluate the circumstances surrounding your case and help you pursue the legal course of action with the greatest chance of success. Call 408-234-7563 to schedule your free consultation today. The Fuller Law Firm serves dog bite victims in San Jose, Palo Alto, Gilroy, Fremont, Santa Clara County, Alameda County, and the surrounding areas.

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