Summer is here and that means many Los Angeles residents are out and about, enjoying the beautiful weather. Unfortunately, several hidden dangers exist in the great outdoors, and this includes in your neighborhood. One of the biggest dangers? Aggressive dogs. While you might think that dog down the street is harmless, sometimes, all it takes is the littlest thing or smallest spook to set an aggressive dog off. And many times, you might even know the dog that one day turns and attacks you or your child.
In fact, statistics show that almost half of all dog bites involve an animal owned by the victim’s family or neighbors, and sadly, a large percentage of dog bite victims are young children. Approximately 4 million Americans are bit by dogs every year, and around 800,000 of these victims seek medical treatment. Many more dog bite victims probably need to see a medical professional, but choose not to. Dog bite attorneys at BIKLAW points out that no matter how friendly and lovable a dog might seem, it is an animal and might attack when it feels threatened. What’s more, Los Angeles dog bites carry a substantial risk of infection by diseases like tetanus and rabies.
While it might not make as much sense to hold a dog accountable for its behavior, under California law a dog’s owner does have a legal obligation to restrain the animal and make sure it is not at risk of attacking you or your loved ones. Therefore, when a dog owner fails to hold up their obligation towards the safety of the public from their animal, an experienced dog bite lawyer will help you defend your legal rights, including the potential recovery of financial damages. BIKLAW will work to ensure that steps are taken to ensure that you and/or your child is made whole again through just and ample financial compensation.
A doctor turned lawyer, Bradley I. Kramer has the medical experience and legal knowledge that is required to adequately help you defend your rights. Bradley has earned a reputation for aggressively and successfully fighting for the rights of those who have suffered due to the negligence of an individual or company.
If you or a loved one is the victim of a dog bite in Los Angeles, it is important to document the wound with photographs and diagrams, no matter how minor it might seem at the time. After visiting a medical professional, contact BIKLAW to learn more about potential financial recovery, both in the short term and long term.