Murrieta Dog Bite Lawyers
There are thousands of dog attacks that result in seeking medical attention every year. Our specialized dog bite attorneys at Khashan Law handle several of these cases each year, often in Murrieta, CA. If you have been attacked or bitten by a dog, it is important you consult with one of our lawyers immediately to determine whether or not you are entitled to receive compensation for the damages occurred.
The injuries are not just limited to physical scarring, nerve damage or broken bones, but can also cause a multitude of psychological issues such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). We at Khashan Law understand the traumatic experience may last a lifetime and do our very best to ensure our clients collect the fair compensation they rightfully deserve.
California Dog Bite Statute of Limitations
It is important to know each state has different regulations on their laws of statute of limitations. For Murrieta, California’s, the statute of limitations deadline is to file a personal injury lawsuit within two years after the incident has occurred to preserve their rights. Any claims filed after the two-year marked deadline will most likely be disregarded.
California Dog Bite Statute
In Section 3342 of the civil code, the California Dog Bite Law states the owner of the dog involved in the attack is held responsible for injuries if the damages were caused by a dog bite and if the person involved was in a public location or fairly in a private location. It does not matter if the dog showed no past history of violent behavior; all dog owners are strictly liable for the conduct of their dogs.
The injury must be caused by a dog bite for the statute to apply. An exception to this statute is if the bite injuries sustained were from police or military orders.
For example, if a dog were to jump on a child from excitement and accidentally scratches the child’s face, the California Dog Bite Statute would not be applied because there was no biting involved. However, you may argue that the owner failed to reasonably secure their dog to prevent such incidents from happening in accordance with the California negligence rules.
We provide the most dedicated Murrieta dog bite attorneys, paralegals, and mediators at Khashan Law to fight for and with you. Our offices are located in Murrieta, CA and we work with clients all over San Bernardino County. Call today for a free consultation with us!