In North San Diego County and throughout Southern California, a dog owner is liable for injuries inflicted by their dog upon a human being, even if the owner was not negligent and the dog was not known to be vicious. In the most recent official survey, it was reported that there were 4.7 million dog bite victims annually in the United States. On average, 1,000 Americans are treated in emergency rooms for dog bites each year.
Children are at a higher risk as they account for most of the victims of dog bites, half of whom are bitten in the face. They are the 5th most common reason children are brought to the emergency room for treatment. Injuries can include fractures, punctures, lacerations, and contusions which can result in amputations, surgery, nerve damage, infections and psychological trauma.
The North County Legal Center can help you determine a strategy and inform you of your rights; getting you the compensation you are entitled to, if you've been the victim of a dog bite or attack in North San Diego County. For more information and a free case evaluation please contact us at 619-564-4455. We are located in Carlsbad for your convenience.
FAQ's About Dog Bites
Q: Are dog bite injuries covered under a homeowners' or renters' insurance policy in North County San Diego?
A: Many homeowners' insurance policies in California provide coverage for injuries sustained after a dog bite, but not all.
Q: Is there a statute of limitations for reporting dog bites?
A: If you have sustained an injury from a dog bite in North San Diego County, the statute of limitations is two years from the date of occurrence If you have sustained an injury, it is best to file your case as soon as possible. By filing early, you preserve evidence and increase the likelihood of receiving your settlement sooner.