In the state of California, someone who owns a dog is responsible for keeping it on a leash any time it is in public. When people neglect to leash their dogs, or if they allow an aggressive dog to be around visitors without restraint, accidents can happen. Dennis H. Boothe, Attorney at Law understands that a dog bite is much more than a physical injury. It could mean lost wages or other problems due to recovery time.

California law does not have a “one bite” rule. This means the owner is responsible for the dog's actions even if it has never shown aggression before. If you have been the victim of a dog attack, we may be able to work as your dog bite attorney in Southern California to help you pursue the compensation you deserve.

Common Injuries Suffered During Attacks

Whether it's a vicious dog or one that has never shown signs of aggression before, dog bites leave a lasting impression on your psyche as much as they do your physical body. Physically, a bite leaves a puncture wound that, even if it does not look bad, should be checked at the emergency room in case it is very deep. You will probably also need vaccinations, especially if the dog was not current on its own. Without treatment, the wound could become infected and lead to a range of other problems. In some cases, scarring is prominent and permanent. Beyond the physical, many people who suffer dog bites become fearful of all dogs, suffering anxiety attacks and other symptoms of PTSD when they come in contact with one. A dog attack changes a person's life for years in some cases.

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Whether you need a dog bite lawyer or a car accident lawyer, Dennis H. Boothe, Attorney at Law has it covered. Serving Southern California, we offer free, no-obligation consultations, and we don't get paid until you do. Call 562-634-1625 now. Se Habla español.
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