And you thought that five-year drought was bad! According to CBS’ San Francisco affiliate, dog bites have increased by an astounding 44% over the last 10 years. Alameda, San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties accounted for most of the reported increase, with rural areas experiencing a higher number of dog bite victims, per capita, than their urban counterparts.
Sinking Our Teeth Into Your Defense
Most responsible pet owners will tell you that dog bites are easily avoided. Under California state law, a dog owner may be held legally responsible for any injuries their furry friends inflict if or when the victim did nothing to provoke the animal. That said, dog bite laws are more complicated than you might expect. To learn more about mounting a strong legal case against an irresponsible dog owner, contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
Contact Hales & Associates, A Professional Law Corporation Today
If you have any questions regarding California’s recent spate of dog bite injuries, please contact the professional lawyers at Hales & Associates, A Professional Law Corporation for your complimentary consultation. With over two decades’ experience representing Murrieta clients struggling with personal injury issues, we have what it takes to help you obtain the outcome you deserve.