A dog bite or attack can be a traumatic and terrifying event that
results in serious injury. It is estimated that the majority of dog bite victims are
children under 12 years old, most of WHOM are bitten on the face.
Legal recovery for dog attacks begins with finding the dog owner and finding out if the dog owner or handler was negligent with the dog. In some cases, merely owning a dangerous animal that attacks is adequate legal grounds for compensation.
HOW A DOG BITE CLAIM WORKS
If a stray dog bites you, you have little legal recourse since your claim must be filed against a dog owner or handler. If the owner is identified, and if the conditions for liability are met, dog bite victims can recover for the following:
- Medical treatment such as first aid, emergency care, hospitalization and medical care.
- Future medical treatment for scar reduction.
- Psychological counseling to overcome the emotional trauma of the attack.
- Loss of earnings from work.
If you've been attacked by a dog, your well-being and rights are our
At Rancaño & Rancaño, with offices in Modesto, Stockton, and Sacramento, we
have more than 20 years of experience successfully representing dog bite victims.