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If you were attacked by a guard dog, you may have suffered severe, debilitating injuries. The guard dog’s drive to protect its property makes it especially aggressive and trained to do as much damage as possible. In some cases, who was at fault can seem fairly clear, but in others, the dog’s owner may try to place the blame on you, claiming you provoked their animal. If you were injured by a guard dog, speaking with a dog bite lawyer as soon as possible is crucial. An attorney that specializes in dog bite cases will know how to investigate the incident and prove the dog owner was negligent.
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    Who Can Be Held Liable in a Dog bite Incident?

    In California, there are specific laws regarding dog bites and owner liability. Under the California Civil Code Section 3342, the dog’s owner is held responsible for injuries caused by their dog, regardless of whether the dog had a history of aggression or not.
    This strict liability statute ensures that dog bite victims can seek compensation for their injuries.


    How Can I Prove the Dog’s Owner Was Negligent?

    A dog bite lawyer will work to establish that the owner failed to exercise reasonable care in controlling their dog, leading to the attack and your injuries.

    To prove negligence, the attorney will investigate factors such as:

    • Where the incident occurred
    • The dog’s history
    • The dog’s training
    • The dog’s behavior

    An attorney may analyze whether the dog’s owner properly trained and socialized their animal, adhered to leash laws, secured their property, and took appropriate measures to prevent foreseeable harm.

    Depending on the circumstances of the attack, you may be entitled to the following types of damages:

    • Past and future medical costs
    • Pain and suffering
    • Scarring and disfigurement
    • Emotional distress
    • Lost wages
    • Loss of quality of life

    And other types of emotional, financial, and physical damages caused by the attack.


    What Types of Injuries Result from a Dog Attack?

    An attack by a guard dog can lead to severe injuries. Depending on the circumstances and the dog's size, breed, and aggression, the injuries can range from puncture wounds, lacerations, and fractures to more serious injuries like disfigurement, nerve damage, and psychological trauma.

    Contact Us Today!

    Proving liability in a dog attack can be difficult, especially if you’re not familiar with local and state dog bite laws. At MVP Accident Attorneys, our dog bite lawyers know how to investigate dog bite cases, how to prove the dog’s owner was negligent, and how to successfully negotiate with the insurance company to help you recover the fair settlement you deserve for the harm you have suffered.

    At MVP Accident Attorneys, we offer free, no-obligation consultations to dog bite victims. We can listen to your story, answer your questions, and determine if you have a valid claim. If you decide to work with us, we will fight for maximum compensation and handle every aspect of your case while you focus on your recovery. Contact us today to learn more.


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    Brett Sachs

    Brett S. Sachs graduated from Michigan State University College of Law with Cum Laude Honors. While attending Michigan State, Brett was awarded for his service in the Michigan State University College of Law Civil Rights Clinic, where he represented prisoners of the Michigan Department of Corrections from injustices brought upon them. Learn more.

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