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When One Dog Bites Another

  • By: Tony Adderley
  • Published: November 17, 2014
Dog Bites And Recovering For Damages

When you aren’t trespassing, and someone’s dog bites you, you can probably file a personal injury claim and obtain reimbursement for your medical expenses and related damages. But what if it’s your dog who’s mauled or bitten by another dog? Puppies bite other dogs simply out of playfulness. Adult dogs may bite for many reasons: to express dominance, to mark territory, or to respond to something perceived as a threat. Dogs bite other dogs frequently at locations like parks and beaches where dogs and their owners meet together in large numbers. While it depends on the precise details of the incident, if your dog is hurt by another dog in southern California, you may be able to recover your veterinary costs and related expenses. If your dog is hurt by another dog, take your case at once to an experienced Los Angeles personal injury attorney.

It can be difficult to remain calm when your dog is bitten or otherwise injured by another dog, but you must focus for your dog’s sake. Get the other dog owner’s contact and insurance information. Get immediate veterinary treatment for your pet. Then speak right away with a good personal injury attorney. The other dog’s owner may be legally responsible if that owner’s negligence or carelessness resulted in your dog’s injury. And if another dog enters onto your property and hurts your dog, or if a dog is not fenced, leashed, or somehow restrained – and your dog is injured – you probably have grounds for a legal action. A knowledgeable personal injury attorney can help you decide if a lawsuit or some other action is the best move.

Your dog is a member of your family, and if your dog is injured by another dog’s needless aggression, you want to set things right. If your dog is bitten or otherwise injured by another dog anywhere in southern California, consult with an experienced Los Angeles personal injury attorney immediately.

About the Author Tony Adderley has been working as a professional advocate for
individuals entitled to Social Security Disability (SSD) and worker’s
compensation benefits for more than 20 years.