Los Angeles Children's Dog Bite Lawyer

All too often, children become the victims of dog bite injuries, requiring the expertise of a personal-injury attorney with experience in dog bite law. In such cases, the defendant will be presented with a lawsuit and held responsible for damages if the following conditions are true:

  • The animal responsible for the bite or attack belonged to the defendant
  • The plaintiff was on the defendant's property or in a public place
  • The defendant violated the state's leash law or allowed his animal to roam freely

The State of California has strict dog bite laws that aim to reduce the prevalence of animal-related attacks and deaths by holding the pet owners responsible for their animals' actions-even if they showed no history of aggression. It is interesting that the rate of injuries has grown at 15 times that of ownership, a situation that may be explained by the breeds chosen as pets. More aggressive animals means more attacks on humans.

Protecting Children under the Los Angeles Dog Bite Law

Dog bite injuries can cause extensive and permanent damage, especially to children whose small stature makes them unable to defend themselves properly. The cost of treating these injuries can leave the victim's family members with overwhelming medical bills that they may be unable to pay. Attorney Howard C. Kornberg understands the state laws of California and will proceed with a lawsuit aimed at garnering the highest compensation possible for the injured victim and his family. Attorney Kornberg and his legal team work diligently to build a strong case in favor of the plaintiff, ensuring that his needs are well recognized in court.

Howard C. Kornberg is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and is AV rated* by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating given to attorneys for legal trial skills and ethical standards. If you have been injured from a dog bite accident, call 310-773-3303 today.

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