Dog Bite Lawyer Near Ventura & Oxnard - 805-643-3900
If you or a loved one have been the victim of a dog bite, you may be eligible for compensation to aid with medical expenses, disfigurement, emotional distress and general damages. The team at Grennier Law, PC, expertly handles cases involving dog bites in Ventura County.
At Grennier Law, PC, we also think it is important to spread information to aid in dog bite prevention. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 4.5 million dog bites occur in the United States each year. Over half of these incidents involve children. Surprisingly, most bites come from a dog familiar to the victim, so it is extremely important to know what to do when a dog becomes hostile. More detailed information is available at CDC.gov.
We know how to maximize the law [Civil Code section 3342(a)], which provides in part: “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…”
If approached by a hostile or unfamiliar dog, The CDC suggests:
remain motionless and calm
avoid direct eye contact
firmly say “No” or “Go home”
protect your neck and face with arms if knocked to the ground
inform children to be extremely cautious around all dogs
approach the dog
turn around and run away
make sudden movements or noises
leave small children unsupervised around any dogs