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Been Bitten by a Dog?

A person who been bitten by a dog in the state of California can receive compensation in cases of negligence and/or intentional actions by the dog owner. It is important to know what possibly awaits you after you’ve been bitten by a dog and you need a lawyer.

Really, any dog can be potentially vicious or dangerous, or both. Dogs can even be legally deemed dangerous or vicious. A dog can be deemed by your local government as either “potentially dangerous,” “dangerous” or “vicious.” When a dog is declared “dangerous” it means the animal carries unusually high risk of injuring people or even other animals. A dog that has been legally deemed “vicious” it means it has demonstrated that it wants to bite and hurt people. The emphasis on any dangerous dog cases can focus on the actions of the dog and/or the dog’s owner or keeper. However, the State of California doesn’t allow for any particular dogs to be singled out as potentially dangerous or because they are a certain breed. It is believed by many people that certain breeds have hurt or even killed people (and animals) more than others, but state law does not permit special laws against a particular breed(s).

Please note that local law enforcement, animal control agents and public prosecutors can decide whether or not to enforce local laws. The owner of a dog can be charged and prosecuted under the laws local authorities deem appropriate to the circumstances. However, this can work in your favor. For instance, if a prosecutor believes a local ordinance lacks what is needed in your particular case, they can opt to prosecute under county law if necessary.

If you or a loved has been injured due to a dog bite and need a personal injury lawyer, call the Law Offices of Josef Avesar today. We service the areas of Los Angeles, Van Nuys, West Hollywood, North Hollywood and Tarzana and look forward to helping you.