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 another animal, it is wise to seek counsel from an experienced lawyer as soon as possible to find out your options.

At the Law Offices of Derek P. Wisehart, we have extensive experience helping injured clients recover the compensation they are owed throughout Tulare County. Our attorney, Derek P. Wisehart, has over 20 years of experience as a trial lawyer.

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 the injuries happen 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 preinjury health.

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If you have questions regarding animal attack injuries, call our Visalia office at 559-429-5630 or 800-742-6392 to schedule a free consultation with an attorney, or, if you prefer, complete our online contact form.