It is estimated that there are around 75 million dogs owned in the United States. Simply having such a high ratio of dogs to humans is enough to conclude that dog bites are inevitable. It is also estimated that costs associated with dog bites are topping $1 billion dollars a year.
Dog bite lawsuits occur quite frequently due to many victims suffering physical tissue damage, disfigurement and in some cases death. Dogs’ natural instincts guide them to bite at the neck and face of the target, resulting in severe injuries in humans. Such injuries turn into scar tissue leaving the victims mentally harmed, long after the physical pain dissipates. The pain and suffering the victims go through, not mentioning the costs associated with medical bills stemming from the injury can be a heavy burden for anyone to bear.
Have you or someone you love been bitten by a dog in California? Attorney Vibhu Talwar can help. Call (213) 891-0777 for a FREE Consultation. If you have been harmed by a dog bite, don’t underestimate the costs involved in physical recovery, talk to our experienced lawyers to find out what you are entitled to.
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The attorneys at Fisher & Talwar have all sorts of experience with personal injury claims. We have been helping clients obtain the maximum compensation possible for many years.
It is estimated that 1 in 6 dog bite victims will have to endure longer hospital stays due to the extent of their injuries. Since the fault of the owner with the dog can vary, the civil courts will determine appropriate damages and awards to the victims. In some cases, criminal charges may pend on the dog owner depending on his or her involvement. Dog owners are normally covered by various insurance policies that include:
- Homeowners Insurance Policy
- Commercial General Liability Insurance
- Landlord and Tenant Insurance
- Pet Owners Insurance
- Employment Insurance
If the insurance policy does not cover the dog owner in subject, personal assets may be used to provide compensation for the victim. In cases where liability is limited due to special circumstances of dog owners being children or elderly people, the court will determine appropriate action and or damage awards.
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Dog bite injuries can cause great harm to individuals for months to come. If you or someone you love has been injured by a dog bite, call our attorneys for assistance. We will review your claim free of charge and get you the compensation you are entitled to.