A dog attack can be a very frightening event. Out of nowhere, a dog might lunge and bite, causing serious tissue damage, scarring, and ongoing pain and issues for the victim.
In California, a dog owner is “strictly liable” for the injuries caused by the dog, if the bite happened on public property, or when the person was lawfully on private property. This differs from some other states, where you have to first prove that the dog had a vicious nature before seeking compensation for damages.
Dog bites often leave scarring on parts of the body that are visible every day, such as the face, arms or legs. When this happens, the victim is left with a constant reminder of the attack that will likely never fully go away. This can be very difficult to deal with, especially in Los Angeles where shorts and t-shirts can be worn almost year-round. In addition, victims can suffer from mental and emotional injuries such as an ongoing fear of dogs and post-traumatic stress disorder, which can greatly interfere with their daily lives.
If you or someone you know has been injured by a dog, the KTL team is ready to help. KTL has successfully recovered damages on behalf of dog bite victims, including a young woman who had a permanent scar on her face after a dog leapt up and bit her by her lip.