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Dog Owners Are Responsible for Their Pets’ Actions

Dogs are often thought of as cute, harmless pets and companions. But even the best-trained dog is still an animal, with instincts and impulses that are fundamentally foreign to human beings. That’s why any dog has the potential to inflict serious injury at unexpected moments. When someone suffers a dog bite injury, the dog’s owner can be considered negligent and held liable for their dog’s destructive actions.

If you have been injured in an animal attack, or if you’ve suffered the wrongful death of a loved one killed by an animal, you can take legal action that may help you obtain some measure of justice for harm you have suffered. At Walton Law Group, our personal injury attorneys will help you understand your options and work with you to craft a litigation strategy that meets your specific needs.

A Violent Dog Can Harm Your Body and Your Mind

Dog bite attacks can cause a wide range of physical and psychological harms. Physically, victims may contract rabies, and any attack can leave a victim disfigured by scars. In some cases, a dog attack on a person’s face can leave a person blind. And of course, tragically, dogs have the power to kill, resulting in wrongful death.

Dog bites can also harm a person’s mental health. This may take the form of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or a permanent fear of dogs.

The legal system cannot restore anyone’s health or anyone’s life, but the financial compensation you obtain through skilled personal injury litigation can be used to defray the cost of medical bills, therapy sessions and other expenses brought about by your injury.

Hold a Negligent Dog Owner Accountable

The first step toward taking legal action is to speak with a lawyer about your injury and your options. To schedule a free initial consultation with Walton Law Group, just call 626-714-3017 or send us an email.

From our office in Pasadena, we serve clients throughout the Los Angeles metropolitan area and beyond in Southern California.