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When owner negligence leads to animal bites in California

Suffering an animal attack can be a traumatic experience, even if you only suffer minor injuries. When these attacks lead to significant physical damage, the trauma runs even deeper and can result in emotional as well as physical harm. Making matters worse, serious animal bites can cause additional medical issues such as infections or exposure to disease.

Naturally, victims of serious attacks will need medical treatment to recover from their injuries and prevent further damage. The problem with this is that medical care, even at its most basic, can be very expensive. Why should you have to pay for the negligence of an animal owner who cannot or will not control a pet? We don't believe you should have to pay. Instead, we believe the pet owner should be the one to take legal and financial responsibility for damage suffered in an animal bite.

The majority of animal bites arise from dog attacks. However, other common pets like cats and ferrets can also cause great harm if they bite. Further, it is legal in California to own certain exotic animals such as alpacas, cat hybrids and chinchillas. When these exotic pets bite, most victims want a medical exam to help prevent permanent damage and to prevent disease and infection.

To seek compensation for medical expenses and other costs you incur as a result of an animal bite or attack, you may be able to file a personal injury claim. This is especially true when animal owners are negligent in their duty to make sure the animal does not harm anyone. Please continue browsing our blog and our website for detailed information about your legal options in the wake of an animal attack.

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