What We Look for in Dog Bite Cases

by Staff Blogger | November 13th, 2017

Dog bites can be painful, traumatic, and even disabling. In severe cases, dog bites can even be life-threatening, especially if they become infected or when victims are small children or elderly adults.

At Berg Injury Lawyers, we know that dogs bring joy to many families. But we also know that dogs have the potential to bite and cause serious injuries. Like most states, California has specific laws and ordinances concerning dogs to help protect guests on private and public property from bite-related injuries. When those laws or ordinances are violated, people can get hurt.

If you or someone you love was injured by a dog, get in touch with our California dog bite lawyers today. When evaluating dog bite claims, we look for the following facts to help build a strong case:

  • The dog wasn’t properly leashed. If the dog wasn’t on a leash or was on a leash that wasn’t compliant with state or local laws, we can use this information as evidence for a claim.
  • The dog wasn’t in an enclosure. In certain circumstances, a dog must be enclosed if not on a leash. When dogs are allowed to roam freely on private or public property, they can bite and seriously injure guests and visitors. We can investigate to find out if a dog owner violated these regulations.

Evidence can quickly disappear after a dog bite injury, so it’s important to get a legal advocate on your side right away. Call our office today for a free consultation.