Visalia Attorney Handling Dog Bite Cases

Depending on the age of the victim and the viciousness of the attack, an animal attack can scar an individual for life — both physically and emotionally. If you or a loved one was bitten by a dog, cat or other animal, it is wise to seek counsel from an experienced lawyer as soon as possible.

At the Law Offices of Derek P. Wisehart, in Visalia, we have extensive experience helping injured clients recover the compensation they are owed. To schedule a free consultation at our firm, call 559-429-5630 or 800-742-6392. We serve clients throughout Tulare County.

Liability for Dog Owners Under California Law

In California, dog owners are held to strict liability. They must be held accountable for the actions of their pet whether in a public area like a park or shopping mall, or a private area such as a home. Dog bites can cause lacerations, scarring and infection. In extreme situations, people have suffered broken bones as a result of the ripping and tearing motion of a dog's attack. It is crucial to seek the proper medical attention as soon as possible.

Children are often the victims of a dog mauling. Their small stature and playful nature commonly lead them into danger. Injuries to children can cause lifelong scarring, especially if injuries to the face and neck occur. We will explore every avenue of monetary compensation to ensure your medical bills are paid, and you can focus on returning to your pre-accident health.

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