October 2nd, 2017|
Dogs are joyful and loyal additions to many families. But even the most well-trained and well-behaved dogs can still be unpredictable at times, and they may become aggressive or even bite those around them.
Most cities and communities in California have laws that require all dogs to be kept on leashes when they’re in public. However, those laws aren’t always followed, and some potentially aggressive dogs roam freely or on leashes that are too long, putting others at risk.
If you or someone you love was injured by a dog, our California dog bite injury lawyers may be able to help you recover compensation for your bite-related expenses. Dog bites can be painful, disabling, and can include complications such as:
- Infection – Dogs’ mouths are full of bacteria. When they bite, their long and sharp teeth can push some of that bacteria deep inside the skin and into the bloodstream, creating the potential for serious infections.
- Nerve damage – Many dog bite victims are attacked on their hands or arms. These are vulnerable areas of the body due to their blood supply and number of nerves. Dog bites can cause severe bleeding and nerve damage, resulting in permanent disability.
Dog owners have a responsibility to others when they take their pets out in public, and that means following their local leash laws. When they fail to do so, others are risk of suffering serious injuries.