Our furry friends make the best companions. From small Chihuahuas hanging out in purses to giant Great Danes prancing around taller than their owners, furry friends have a way of making us feel whole. Some people treat their pets as if they are their children. With all the abandoned pets in the US, it is a good thing that people are so adamant about giving a pet a good home. What we forget is that our furry friends still have a little wild in them. It’s a good thing because it gives them personality and courage. However, not every owner knows how to handle their pet, especially when it is a bigger pup like a boxer or German shepherd.
Our dog bite lawyers at the Law Offices of Howard Kornberg are here to help you if you or someone you love is suffering from a dog bite. Dog bites can be traumatizing to a victim. It can leave long-term scarring as well as emotional trauma. People who are bitten by dogs may forever deal with the anxiety of being around other dogs. This isn’t fair to the victim. California believes that the owner is responsible for their pet’s actions. Our Riverside dog attack attorneys at the Law Offices of Howard Kornberg are ready to fight for you and hold the owners accountable.
Dog Bite Injuries
Common dog bite injuries include:
- Puncture Wounds
- Infections like rabies
- Head trauma
- Need for Reconstruction Surgery
- Need for Psychological Help
These injuries cost money and time away from work. Children and the elderly are the most vulnerable. Because of children’s small stature, dogs are prone to attack their face or neck. This causes brain injury and facial deformity, requiring the need for plastic surgery. Older people are fragile, and injuries take longer to recover. The elderly may not be able to sustain a fall if a dog jumps on top of them. They could break a hip or back. It can lead to long-term medical care or assistance.
Dog bite injuries can turn severe quickly. In Riverside, the County Department of Animal Services saw a double increase in animal bites from 2011 to 2015. There’s speculation as to whether animal bites are increasing, but they aren’t decreasing fast enough. Riverside wants to implement stricter animal control laws to protect its community members. Such rules include:
- Adding animals with dangerous pasts onto the dangerous animal list for four years
- $125 for licensing a dangerous dog
- Dogs with a dangerous history may not move into the area
- Owners of dangerous dogs must carry up to a $100,000 insurance policy
What To Do
If you or someone you love is suffering from a dog attack, then our Riverside dog attack attorneys are here to help. We can get you the compensation you need to
- Cover all medical bills
- Loss of wages due to injury
- Pain and suffering
- Possible punitive penalty