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Dog Bite Injuries in California

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In 2022, for the first time in history, insurance companies, mostly homeowners insurance companies, paid more than $1 billion to settle animal attack injury claims. Individual settlements are especially high in jurisdictions like The Golden State that have victim-friendly dog bite laws. California victims may recover based on the strict liability law in California… Read More »

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Potential Complications After a Dog Bite Incident

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Dog bites are not uncommon. These incidents lead to different complications, some of which may affect the victim’s life in the long term. If you or someone you know has been bitten by a dog, it is essential to seek medical attention immediately. Even if the wound appears minor, it could lead to severe… Read More »

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Can your California dog bite claim be denied?

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Picture this: You’ve been attacked and seriously hurt by someone’s dog. And you have witnesses and medical reports to corroborate your claim. The animal owner doesn’t refute your claim either, but they won’t pay for damages. And the courts agree with them. Why might this be? Per California law, a dog owner is generally… Read More »

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When can you be accused of provoking a dog?

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Dogs are generally friendly pets, which makes it a serious concern when they attack and hurt someone. Dog attacks can lead to serious injuries, and in some instances, dangerous infections. If you are attacked by someone else’s dog, you may be eligible for financial restitution through a premises liability claim. However, some dog attack… Read More »

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3 potentially expensive medical issues that stem from dog bites

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When a dog attacks and bites a human, it can cause severe physical damage. Some people attacked by an aggressive canine only need to clean and monitor their wounds, as they have no major injuries. Others will have much larger medical expenses associated with an aggressive animal’s attack. People sometimes need to seek insurance… Read More »

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Why tethered dogs outside could still pose a threat

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Most people understand that a loose dog poses a risk. Depending on the breed of the animal and the person involved, the dog may be faster and stronger than the human it wants to attack. On the other hand, a dog tethered to someone’s property may not seem to pose much of a risk…. Read More »

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What will insurance cover after a dog bites you in California?

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The cost of a dog biting you or someone in your family could be thousands of dollars. There will be medical care right after the attack, possibly followed by ongoing care. The medical treatments that someone requires after a dog bite are far from the only financial consequences of the attack. Property damage is… Read More »

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Do you know which dogs in California have the most damaging bite?

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All dog bites have the potential to cause great personal injury to victims. However, bites from certain dogs have increased potential to cause serious physical damage to the human body. If you could understand the danger before an animal attack occurred, it could reduce your risk significantly. However, it is not always possible to… Read More »

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Who has to prove fault in a dog bite case?

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If you are the victim of a dog bite incident, something you should know is how to determine fault in the situation. By proving fault, it’s possible to determine who is to blame and who should be held legally liable for the damage and financial losses. In the majority of cases, there is no… Read More »

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Why so many dog bite victims are children

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Dog bites are hazardous for everyone. They are frightening and painful. They can get infected, and infections may require long-term medical care. The bites could leave you with scars, disfigurement or even a disability. That said, the greatest risk is to children. When you look at the statistics, they are far more likely to… Read More »

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