Dog Bite Injury Attorney Chula Vista | Dog Attack Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been bitten by someone else’s dog, you may need a Chula Vista dog bite attorney. At the Law Offices of Edward J. Babbitt, you can be sure you will have an experienced attorney on your side. To discuss your case call at 619-543-1789.
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Dog Bite Attorney Chula Vista

In Chula Vista, there are plenty of places for you to enjoy the fresh air. From the Bay to the foothills, you can walk and take in spectacular views. If you have a dog, then you probably enjoy walking with it around your neighborhood or around town. On any given day, you are sure to see thousands of people around the city doing the same thing. Pets are a part of so many households.

But what happens if you get attacked and bitten by someone else’s dog? While most dog bites aren’t serious, some can put you in the hospital. If this has happened to you, or a loved one has been bitten, you may need a Chula Vista dog bite attorney. At the Law Offices of Edward J. Babbitt, you can be sure you will have an experienced attorney on your side.

Unexpected Injury

When we see a dog while we are out walking, the last thing we think is that we will get bitten, but considering there are nearly 90 million dogs in the US, sometimes accidents will occur. Most encounters we have with dogs are what you would expect, with everyone enjoying a good time.

When bites do occur, they are unexpected and scary. There are around 4.5 million dog bites in the country each year, with 1 out of 5 people bitten requiring medical attention. Dogs have strong jaws that are capable of inflicting serious damage to the human body. Even with minor bitescan become infected. Up to 18 percent of dog bites become infected, further complicating the injury.

There have been many cases when a dog bite requires surgery to repair, and sometimes even reconstructive surgery is required for bites to the face. Children are particularly vulnerable because they are closer to the dog and unable to get themselves away from the situation.

Sometimes, a dog owner’s negligence causes other people to get hurt. If an owner does not follow municipal leash laws and lets their dog to roam freely, they could be liable for any injuries their dog causes. Likewise, if an owner knows their dog can be aggressive and still lets it mingle with other people and other dogs, their negligence could lead to serious injuries.

Many times people are bitten when they try to break up two dogs that are fighting. If you are bitten because some else’s unleashed dog was attacking your dog, you may be able to recover damages.

What To Do

If you or a loved one is bitten by a dog, you may need a dog bite attorney in Chula Vista. There is no reason you should be stuck with expensive medical bills if someone else’s negligence led to your injury. In fact, you may be entitled to compensation beyond medical bills, especially if the dog that bit you has been a nuisance in the past. Here at the Law Offices of Edward J. Babbitt, we know how to handle these situations and will help you through them. You can contact us by clicking here or calling 619-543-1789 for a free consultation.

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