Before anybody decides to get a pet, they need to fully consider the responsibility they are taking on -- especially if you are considering getting a dog. Dogs can be tremendous companions that fulfill part of your life, but they also demand a lot of attention, training and affection. It is no small feat to properly train an obedient dog.
That's why you get some "bad apples" out there in the dog world. Some pets simply don't learn, or fail to receive the proper training from their owners. These pets are unruly, lack discipline and can, in general, be prone to attacking or being violent in ways that take innocent bystanders by surprise.
Dog attacks in the state of California aren't frequent, but they also aren't exactly rare either. When a dog attack occurs, the owner of the dog is the one responsible. They are liable for whatever their dog does. The cost of the injuries suffered by the victim of the dog attack can be covered by the owner should you choose to sue them.
Given the immense costs associated with dog bites, this is usually the best course of action for dog bite victims. Brutal cuts and laceration, broken bones, rabies treatment, infections and many other injuries can occur as a result of a dog attack. Such an attack can even be fatal.
Victims of dog bites need to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney to ensure their case is handled properly, and in San Mateo, California, the Law Offices of Vincent J. Scotto III are here to help you.