If you or your child has suffered a dog bite, do not let the cost of receiving medical care further traumatize your family and put you in financial distress. Through a personal injury claim — sometimes called a premises liability or property owner negligence claim if the dog bite occurred on someone else's property — you may be able to recover the compensation necessary to facilitate your medical care and pay for any ongoing health care needs. These claims also allow you to hold the dog owner accountable for the harm that his or her negligence has inflicted on your family.
At NPN Law, we help clients in Ventura County and across California assert their rights and gain the compensation they need to recover from dog bites. Through detailed trial preparation and meticulous investigation, we position our clients for success while providing them with the time and peace of mind necessary to focus on their recovery.
Dog Bite Injury Facts
With more than 65 million dogs as pets throughout the country, the statistics related to dog bite injuries are staggering. They include:
- More than 4 million dog bites occur in the United States every year, and nearly 900,000 of these are severe enough to require medical attention.
- Each year, the insurance industry pays nearly $500 million in claims related to dog bite injuries.
- Nearly 50 percent of dog bites cause injuries to the arms and hands. Another 25 percent lead to injuries to the legs and feet.
(Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Children are especially prone to dog bite injuries; kids are drawn to dogs, who they view as furry companions who are all as friendly as the cartoon animals they see on television, and they are often unaware of the dangers that these animals can pose. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notes that children, specifically young children between the ages of 5 and 9, are more likely to require medical attention following a dog bite.
Contact Our Lawyers Following An Animal Attack
Call our Oxnard dog bite injury attorneys at 805-639-8600 or contact us online to get a free initial consultation.