Puppies of various breeds of dogs.

Actions to Take Immediately After a Dog Bite

 If you or a loved one has been bitten by a dog, there are several important steps you must take to ensure your physical recovery as well as protect your future legal claims.  These steps include:

 Dog Bite FAQ's

It’s not uncommon for people to hesitate before deciding to call an injury lawyer after being bitten by a dog. Maybe they don’t know if their injuries are serious enough, or maybe worries about their relationship with the animal owner who happens to be a neighbor. But speaking to a dog bite attorney can help you evaluate your options and understand your rights. A good starting point might be to review some common FAQs, and please do not hesitate to contact us to talk in more detail or if you have other questions.  Since every case has unique facts and circumstances, we’d be glad to discuss the specific details of your dog bite case and any specific questions you have. We invite you to give us a call at 530-265-0186 for a no charge consultation.


Overview of Dog Bite Laws

Unfortunately, California ranks #1 in the nation for the highest number of dog bites ranging from minor to very severe.  An estimated 4.7 million dog bites occur in the U.S. each year and nearly 800,000 dog bites require medical care. The U.S. Postal Service tracks dog bites against carriers and typically reports around 3,000 incidences annually. Although dog bite laws vary from state to state, California has enacted tough dog bite statutes under which a dog owner can be found strictly liable for injuries caused by his dog.

Dog Attack & Bite Resources

 Hopefully, you find our site a good start to get your questions answered. But we are more than happy to answer any specific questions you may have, so feel free to give us a call at 530-265-0186. In the meantime, there are many internet resources available for information about dog attacks and injury. We encourage you to visit some of these websites we have collected for easy reference.