Animal Attacks & Dog Bites

Animal Attack and Dog Bite Injury LawyerKitsinian Law is an experienced Los Angeles dog bite lawyer. If you have been the victim of animal attack, you will need immediate medical attention and an advocate on your side. The Kitsinian Law Firm has helped victims of animal attacks get the maximum award for injuries arising from animal attacks and dog bites.

The state of California is a “strict liability” state when it comes to animal bites. This means that the owner is fully responsible for injuries to others, even if there had been no past events to indicate that the animal was dangerous. However, it must be proven that the plaintiff was bitten by the animal, and that the defendant was in a public place or “lawfully in a private place” when the bite happened. Being in a private place lawfully does include carrying out a legal duty, such as delivering mail or performing a paid service on the property.

In addition, the owner can be help responsible for injury even if the animal does not break the skin in the form of a bite. An example would be a dog jumping on a child and causing some other type of injury, such as the child injuring himself from falling down or getting scratched by the dog. In this case, the dog owner could still be determined to be negligent.

Owners of pets are liable for the injuries their pets cause. However, most victims of animal attacks think there is no recourse. The attorneys at the Kitsinian Law Firm can handle your claim and obtain an award to cover all of your damages including past and future medical expenses, loss of earnings, and compensation for your pain and suffering.

If you are the victim of a dog bite or animal attack, call the Kitsinian Law Firm for a free consultation.