What You Need to Know About Compensation After a Dog Attack
In California, dog attack cases are pretty open and shut. The owner is just about always liable for the damages caused. And most homeowners or renters insurance policies will cover the injuries under general liability. But here are a few things you should know:
- You can’t be a trespasser – If you are on someone’s property illegally and their dog defends the property, the homeowner is not at fault. You shouldn’t have been there. If you were invited onto the property or have another legal reason to be there, you have a right to your personal safety.
- The owner is responsible for anything that happens in public – Once the owner leaves home with their dog, they are now responsible for the dog’s behavior. The only exception would be if someone was behaving in a way that seems to be intentionally trying to taunt the dog into attacking.
- You only have a case if you get injured – Sometimes, a dog attacks just to scare someone, and they don’t bite or do any serious damage. If you don’t have medical bills resulting from the injury or other losses, then there is no case.
California’s Dog Bite Attorneys in San Diego
Petrov Law Firm has the experienced attorneys that you want in your corner when dealing with an insurance company to try and receive compensation after a dog attack. Give us a call today at 619.344.0360 to schedule a consultation and let our team help you get the compensation you deserve.