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Are Dog Owners Liable for Bite Injuries?

163019101-300x209No matter how friendly a dog seems, it’s important to remember that canines are animals that can become violent with little to no warning. If you’re one of the estimated 800,000 Americans each year who require medical attention for a dog bite, Escondido attorney Zev Rubinstein can help you pursue the compensation you deserve.

California law has adopted a strict liability standard that holds owners accountable for injuries caused by a dog’s bite regardless of whether or not the animal exhibited prior aggressive behavior. However, this law applies only to bites, not other types of injuries caused by dogs.

Although state law only makes owners liable for one type of wound, dog bites can seriously traumatize victims physically and emotionally. Mr. Rubinstein has helped multiple dog bite victims in the Escondido area recover damages for their injuries.

Depending on the details of the attack, you might be eligible for compensation such as:

  • Medical bills
  • Plastic surgery expenses, if you suffered severe scarring or disfigurement
  • Counseling costs due to mental anguish after the attack
  • Lost income
  • Pain and suffering

To learn more about how our dog bite attorney can build a strong case on your behalf against a negligent pet owner, please contact The Rubinstein Law Group or call 855-365-9955 today to schedule your free consultation. Mr. Rubinstein serves clients in or around Escondido, California.