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Dog Attacks Increasing in California

It is not surprising to see that dogs are becoming the new children. From millennials to baby boomers. Dogs are replacing having babies and are being used to help cover the void of not having to take care of babies anymore. On the average in the whole United States, 40% of homes have at least one dog. Californians own the most dogs than any other state. Dog grooming, toys, and the food is a booming multi-billion dollar industry that doesn’t show any sign of stopping. Californians are obsessed with their dogs as 40% of households have at least one dog. As more homes include dogs it is safe to say that this correlates with the increasing amount of dog attacks.

California leads other states in dealing with dog bites and it shows no stop in increasing. In 2010, for around 400 claims, the state of California paid out over $11 million in insurance claims. This averages nearly $30,000 per dog bite. Those who are receiving such claims are postal carriers. With statistics like these, it is no wonder that there is an increasing demand for people to seek out Dog Attack Attorneys. By hiring an attorney for a situation like this, you are not only standing up for yourself but for those who will also suffer from dog attacks. Owning a dog is a hefty responsibility. It not only comes with the emotional training of a dog, but it also requires financial responsibility. When you buy or adopt a dog you do not want to take it and then bring it back. This disrupts the dog’s life and understanding, which in turn puts the community back in danger, but it isn’t the dog’s fault. Our Dog Attack Attorneys at Compass Law Group in Santa Clarita are aware that dogs are a man’s best friend. We know how precious dogs can be in healing humans, but we also have seen the wild and dangerous sides of dogs. We have seen the injuries and deaths caused by dog owners neglect.

California law states that “The owner of any dog is liable for the damages suffered by any person who is bitten by the dog while in a public place or lawfully in a private place, including the property of the owner of the dog, regardless of the former viciousness of the dog or the owner’s knowledge of such viciousness.” This places all the responsibility of the owner. Some dog owners may think this extreme, but due to the unpredictability of dogs, you can never be too sure. Just because certain breeds have stronger jaws for biting does not mean that they are predestined to bite. However, if a dog bites you then you need to hold the owners accountable for their neglect. Call our Dog Attack Lawyers at Compass Law group (800) 602-4010 or click here to start your free consultation. We believe that no one pays until we win. Let us worry about the stress of filing a claim while you heal from the trauma of a dog bite.

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