An unexpected dog bite can be very traumatic for a person specifically if the bite is coming from a dog that looks behaved and well trained. Unfortunately there dogs that can suddenly become aggressive and bite anyone near them. An interesting fact is that 77% of injuries from dog bites are focused on the face. These people are probably petting or greeting the dog by bending down before the incident took place. Since it is on the face, it will require additional medical expense because of the need for a plastic surgery operation.
In case you are bitten you should report it to your animal control center and your local police as well.
Even for minor bites which you think is just a scratch will require medical intervention. Don’t ignore small wounds from a bit because infection or blood poisoning can be serious. When you are done with the hospital, you may want to consult with a dog bite lawyer Los Angeles to protect your rights.
The law states that when a dog bite incident occurs, the owner of the dog is responsible for its actions. This means that the owner is liable for the damage the dog bite has caused. The law also states that the owner of the dog is liable when the person was bitten is in a public place or is lawfully in a private property.
The medical expense can be very expensive because of reconstructive surgery. There could be nerve and tissue damages when the dog bites up to the bones. Aside from this, there are also damages which need to be addressed like emotional injuries or loss of income due to the incident.
Find a dog bite lawyer immediately to recover what was lost from you. They will assist you so that you can file the proper complaint.