An owner is responsible for any bite by his or her dog in California.
77% of facial bite victims are children under the age of 10, and victims of severe dog bites are almost exclusively children. In most dog bite cases, dogs target the person’s lips, nose and cheeks. Many victims suffer significant facial scarring, and that can have profound, long-term psychological consequences, such as low self-esteem, depression and PTSD.
Moreover, experts can prove that facial disfigurement can significantly reduce one’s earning capacity in life for a variety of psychological and social reasons.
Many dog bite victims undergo multiple surgical procedures, and many suffer significant scars and have complications such as keloid or hypertrophic scarring.
To speak to Ralph Slater, a Dog Bite Attorney about your or your child's dog bite claim, please contact him for your Free Initial Consultation. He is a leading Chico personal injury attorney with over 35 years of personal injury law experience. He operates on a "No Win, No Pay" basis; that is, you do not owe him one dime unless you or your child wins compensation.