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How to Prove Fault in Dog Bite Injury Cases


Redding Dog Bite Injury LawyerOn the surface some people may consider a dog biting case to be a minor incident with no long-term repercussions. However, at the Law Offices of Larry S. Buckley, our personal injury attorneys take dog bites and dog mauling incidents very seriously. We know that a dog bite can cause significant long-term damage, both physically and emotionally. In some cases, a dog mauling may even result in death. When a dog bite injury has occurred, it is important to seek legal counsel immediately. When the incident is the cause of negligence on the part of the dog owner or property owner, our Redding dog bite lawyers can help prove fault in dog bite injury cases so that our clients can receive adequate compensation for medical expenses, loss of wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.

Collecting Evidence

A vital step in proving fault in dog bite cases is the collection of evidence. Our attorneys work with experts in the field of medicine, engineering, and psychology when collecting evidence in dog bite cases. We work together to prove negligence on the part of the dog owner or the property owner so that our clients can receive the compensation that is owed to them. In order to assist our experts, we will need to collect evidence from our clients. Although this may require the collection of personal information, it is important to understand that this serves to make a stronger case for our clients. Evidence collection may include:

  • Photos of the injuries
  • Medical records
  • Medical bills
  • A deposition (questioning that will involve personal background as well as information regarding details of the dog biting incident)

With this evidence, our lawyers can begin to build a case and prove fault in a dog bite incident.

Establishing Liability

The collection of evidence is one important part of establishing liability in a dog bite incident. In order to prove fault in dog biting cases, our attorneys must establish that the dog or property owner was aware of the potential threat of the dog and failed to take proper precautions to prevent a dog biting incident from occurring. Some common causes of dog bites that are examples of negligent behavior by the dog or property owner include:

  • Failure to leash the dog
  • Inadequate fencing around the property
  • Failure to properly train the dog

In any of these incidents, it can be established that the dog or property owner did not take significant action to prevent injury and can, therefore, be considered liable for damages and expenses that occurred.

Contact a Dog Bite Lawyer

As with many personal injury cases, there is a statute of limitations on dog bite injuries. This means that if you or a loved one has been injured by a dog bite, it is imperative to seek counsel right away so that we can determine if there is a viable case before time runs out. Contact us at the Law Offices of Larry S. Buckley today to speak with a dog bite lawyer. Our dog bite lawyer will work hard to get you the compensation that you deserve!

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