In California, dog owners are“strictly liable” for injuries caused by their dogs. This means any person who has been injured by a dog, or the parents/guardians representing a minor that has been injured by a dog, may seek compensation for injuries without being required to prove negligence on the dog owner’s part, as long as the victim was not:

  • Provoking the dog
  • Injured by an employer’s dog during the course of employment
  • Trespassing
  • Performing a paid service such as training or grooming the dog

A dog attack can be extremely violent, resulting in both physical and emotional injuries. There are many kinds of wounds that may occur from a dog bite. These include:

  • Puncture wounds
  • Lacerations
  • Contusions
  • Scarring
  • Infections
  • Fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Amputations
  • Mental Suffering

If you have been injured by a dog attack, you may be entitled to:

  • Past and future medical treatment expenses
  • Mental health treatment
  • Lost wages
  • Emotional distress
  • Past and future pain and suffering

San Luis Obispo personal injury attorney Earl E. Conaway, III is committed to helping you receive maximum compensation for your claim. Our attorney aggressively represents dog bite victims in Paso Robles, Atascadero, Templeton, Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, Arroyo Grande, Santa Maria, and Santa Barbara. Call us today for a free consultation by calling our law firm at 805-546-8797 or contact us online. All messages are returned promptly. We offer flexible appointment scheduling and even make home and hospital visits.


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