If you or your loved one has recently been attacked or bit by a dog, you
may have a right to recover your damages by a filing a personal injury
claim against the dog's owner. Each year, thousands of injured dog
bite victims pursue lawsuits against at-fault dog owners, many of which
aim to recover compensation for medical expenses, costs of therapy, emotional
injuries, pain and suffering, and lost work wages, among other damages.
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In order to file a successful dog bite claim, victims should work with
seasoned personal injury lawyers who have experience handling these types
of cases. At Habbas & Associates, our legal team is prepared to guide
you through the personal injury claim process to ensure that owners are
held accountable and that you recover the compensation you rightfully deserve.
As we also place an emphasis on helping our clients understand their rights,
we've included a few important things you should know about California's
dog bite laws.
Under California Civil Code § 3342, the owner of a dog is liable for
damages victims suffer when bitten by a dog
while in a public place or lawfully in a private place. This is known as
- Dog owners can be held liable even if their dog has no history of attacks
- California's strict liability dog bite law does not apply to victims
who were trespassing on another's property or when the dog was on
duty for the military or law enforcement.
- Victims may be eligible to recover any physical, emotional, and financial
damages that result directly from the dog bite attack.
More Than 175 Years of Experience on Your Side
If you or your loved one has recently been injured in a dog bite attack,
the San Jose personal injury attorneys at Habbas & Associates can
help. By investigating the circumstances surrounding the attack, securing
evidence, and applying the facts of the law to your case, our legal team
can effectively fight for the compensation you deserve. Our attorneys
have 175 years of combined experience, and have recovered more than $300
million in compensation for our clients.
For more information about your claim, call 800-724-9368 for a FREE consultation
or fill out a free case evaluation form. Our firm represents victims and
families throughout San Jose and the surrounding communities.