Hi, this is California Personal Injury Attorney Mark Blane, and I would like to talk to you briefly about Dog Bite injuries, and the law. Here in the State of California, if you are bitten by a dog then the owner of the dog is “strictly liable” for your injuries. This means you do not have to prove the owner was negligent in controlling his or her dog, you only have to show that the dog bite occurred and thereby caused you injury.

Unfortunately, dog bite injuries seem to be on the rise due to more and more dog owners failing to take appropriate steps to control their dogs while in public, and statistically children tend to be the majority of victims. Also, some dogs are considered inherently dangerous like Rottweilers and Pit Bulls due to the strength of their jaws.

The damages you are entitled to are any past and future medical bills, including any damages for future or past cosmetic surgery, loss wages, and of course general damages known as pain and suffering. We also have animal experts that will come in and testify as to dog behavior if needed, to express expert opinion on dog characteristics.

If you think you have a dangerous dog in the neighborhood, I tell my clients to do three things: 1. Talk to the kids in neighborhood; 2. Talk to your adult neighbors; and, 3. Talk to your postman, as he or she will be the best person to know which dogs are about to bite people.

At the Law Offices of Mark Blane, we have been handling dog bite injuries since 1999 and we do so on a contingency fee basis which means: if we take your case, work on your case, and we do not recover for you, then there is no fee for our legal services. If you enjoyed this video and would like to see others, simply visit my website at www.blanelaw.com, and click on the video center to see other legal videos that may help you with other types of injuries. OR YOU CAN CLICK following link to see a free video on what I do in my San Diego Injury Law Practice: San Diego Dog Bite Law Firm: Discusses injuries and accidents they see in their San Diego Injury law practice
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Nicole, researcher about american bulldog 04/17/2011 10:27 PM
In our community, in case of dog bites, the owner must pay the hospitalization of the victim and also a fine. That's why people in our place seldom have dogs in their home.
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