Effective Sacramento Personal Injury Attorneys
Handling Cases Involving Dog Bites
Animal bites are not rare. Dog bites alone account for nearly 350,000 people going to the emergency room every year and cause an average of 12 deaths per year. At Aiken & Jacobsen, in Sacramento, California, we are committed to representing people who have been suffered injuries as a result of an animal attack.
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While the statistics on dog bites are staggering, what is most disconcerting is that number of dog attacks is highest among children. Whether a dog bites a child or an adult, the results can be serious. A dog bite produces between 200 and 450 pounds per square inch (psi) of pressure. This is enough to damage bones, muscles, tendons, and nerves. Children are most often bitten in the neck or face causing extensive scaring.
When put into threatening situations, almost any type of dog may bite. However, some dogs are more likely to bite than others:
- Pit bull
- German Shepherd
- Wolf-dog hybrid
California applies a strict liability standard when it comes to dog bites. Dog owners are responsible for the actions of their dogs whether or not they knew their dog was dangerous. Our attorneys have successfully represented a number of dog bite victims. We recognize that being bitten by a dog is a traumatic experience. Kids bitten by dogs may experience nightmares and be afraid of family pets. When we handle a dog bite case, we are committed to helping people obtain optimal compensation for the physical, financial, and psychological impact of dog bites.
Contact Our Sacramento Dog Bite Lawyers
If you or a member of your family has suffered an animal bite, please contact Aiken & Jacobsen. We can be reached by calling (916) 978-1997, by e-mail, or by filling out the intake form on our Contact Us page.