Earlier this year, a pit bull attacked a man at a strip mall causing cuts and other serious injuries to the man’s face. According to local reports, the owner ran into a nearby check-cashing business after the incident, barricading himself and the dog inside the business.
When police arrived on the scene, the owner did not come peacefully and had to be physically removed, along with his dog, from the business.
Immediately following the incident, the injured party was taken to the hospital to be treated for his injuries.
What Options Are Available to a Victim of a Dog Bite?
In situations such as this, the injured party has multiple options. Faced with medical bills, injuries, and rehabilitation, a person who has suffered from a dog bite can benefit from fully understanding the options. Encino dog bite attorneys at Binder & Associates has handled many dog bite cases and has the experience to assist individuals who have suffered from dog attacks.
Who Is Responsible for the Injuries?
In California, the owner of the animal is liable under state law, but it is important to consult an attorney to determine whether there are other liable parties. In various municipalities throughout the state, other parties can be held liable, such as the person controlling the animal, or the person who is responsible for the care or custody of the animal. Binder and Associates can help victims of dog bites determine who the most appropriate person is to reimburse them for their injuries.
What Losses Can Be Compensated?
Injuries from dog bites are not just limited to medical bills. A victim of a dog bite can seek financial awards that include past, present, and future damages for many types of losses including:
- Earnings, salaries, wages, and commissions
- Medical bills and rehabilitation
- Pain and suffering
- Other economic losses
Losses are not always apparent to a victim of a dog bite. After going through the trauma of a dog attack, the scope of a victim’s losses need to be fully understood, and that’s where Binder & Associates can make all the difference. Binder & Associates has the experience to know which losses are compensable and has the know-how to properly handle any dog bite case.
Choosing Binder & Associates
Our team at Binder & Associates has handled many dog bite cases and can help victims of dog bites. Binder & Associates has the knowledge that is necessary to help you get compensated for your injuries.
If you have received a dog bite, please contact Binder & Associates at (818) 740-7667 for a free consultation to discuss your case.