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Bakersfield Dog Bite Lawyer

Numerous Bakersfield residents keep dogs as pets, and for the most part, those animals bring joy and companionship to their lives. However, not all dogs behave as they should. Occasionally, dogs bite unwary victims, leaving them severely injured.

If you suffered a dog bite injury in Bakersfield, there's a good chance you have the legal right to seek compensation from the dog's owner, and potentially from others, too. The experienced dog bite lawyers at Kash Legal want to help you explore your options. We represent Bakersfield dog bite victims in lawsuits and insurance claims seeking money damages for the harm they've suffered.

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Experienced  Dog Bite Injury Lawers in Bakersfield

Kash Legal is an award-winning personal injury law firm that represents individuals throughout California, including in Bakersfield. Our job is to obtain money damages for our clients when someone else’s wrongful conduct causes injury and loss. We strive to secure the financial support you need to pay for your care and to recover from your trauma.

Our lawyers regularly handle dog bite cases. Among our recent case awards and client settlements, for instance, is a $500,000 recovery for a client who sustained severe trauma from a dog bite. No matter what the size of the potential financial recovery for a dog bite claim, we give our clients personalized service and our full commitment to pursuing justice and fair compensation for their losses.

Bakersfield Dog Bite Victims Have Valuable Legal Rights

Dog bite victims in Bakersfield enjoy significant legal protections and rights to compensation. California law generally entitles Bakersfield dog bite victims to seek compensation for their losses from the offending dog’s owner and may entitle them to pursue others for payment, too.

Dog Owner Strict Liability in California

California’s dog bite statute imposes what’s known as a strict liability on dog owners whose dogs bite others. Specifically, the law provides:

The owner of any dog is liable for the damages suffered by any person who is bitten by the dog while in a public place or lawfully in a private place, including the property of the owner of the dog, regardless of the former viciousness of the dog or the owner’s knowledge of such viciousness.

In a nutshell, this means that the dog’s owner has an obligation to pay for your dog bite injuries regardless of whether the owner did anything wrong in failing to prevent the dog from biting you. The only situations in which the owner may not have strict liability to you are those in which:

  • You were bitten by a police K9 engaging in reasonable law enforcement actions
  • The bite occurred at a location where you did not have the lawful right to be
  • You provoked the dog to bite you
  • The bite happened in a setting in which you assumed the risk of being bitten (such as if you are a dog trainer)

These are relatively limited exceptions. An experienced attorney at Kash Legal can help you understand if any of them apply to your case. If not, then there’s a good chance you can hold the dog owner strictly liable for your losses.

Negligence Leading to Dog Bite Liability

Regardless of whether you can hold the dog’s owner strictly liable, you may also have the right to seek compensation from anyone whose careless or reckless conduct contributed to causing the attack. All Californians have a basic duty not to engage in unreasonably dangerous actions that put others in harm’s way.

If a dog bit you in Bakersfield because the person walking an aggressive dog failed to take reasonable steps to keep it leashed, for instance, you may have a claim against that person. Likewise, you might pursue damages against a Bakersfield business that allowed a customer’s unruly dog to run free on its commercial property. Connect with the team at Kash Legal to explore the potential for holding someone at fault for failing to keep you safe from the dog that bit you.

Intentional Dog Attack Liability

Intentionally causing a dog to attack someone can also lead to liability. You may have a claim for damages against a dog’s handler that encouraged it to bite you. Similarly, a public agency like a police department could face liability to you for using excessive force when deploying a law enforcement K9 against you. Kash Legal possesses the know-how and resources to tackle the difficult cases in which someone intentionally causes a dog attack.


How Kash Legal Can Help With Your Dog Bite Injury Case

Kash Legal handles all aspects of a dog bite claim, so that our injured clients can focus their energies on healing and moving past their trauma. Our team can:

  • Meet for free with dog bite victims and their loved ones to discuss their rights and options
    Act quickly to secure key information about a biting dog and its owner
    Investigate the attack to identify all parties who may have liability
    Communicate with law enforcement and public health officials about a dog attack
    Evaluate potential sources of compensation for dog bite injuries, including insurance policies
    Prepare and submit demands, insurance claims, and lawsuits seeking compensation for a bite
    Negotiate with dog owners, other at-fault parties, and their representatives to secure a settlement of a dog bite claim when possible
    Take a dog bite claim to court in Bakersfield to secure an award from a judge or jury
    Collect and disburse all money due under a court award or client settlement

We also understand that a dog bite injury can put you under financial strain. That’s why we regularly represent our clients in dog bite cases on a contingent fee basis, which means we only get paid if we deliver results.

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Contact a Skilled Bakersfield Dog Bite Lawyer at Kash Legal Today

A dog bite is nothing to take lightly. It can cause severe injury, illness, scarring, emotional distress, and financial difficulty. As the victim of a dog bite in Bakersfield, you have potentially valuable rights under California law to hold the dog owner and others accountable for the harm you’ve suffered.

Kash Legal understands the challenges and needs of dog bite victims, and we fight to get them fair compensation for their losses. If a dog attacked you or someone you love in Bakersfield, we’re available to help you learn about your rights and options. For a free consultation with our team, contact us online or call (888) 527-4128.


Our Clients Love Us

Jonathan has been great in getting my accident case settled and for more than I expected. They took care of everything for me so I didn't have to deal with any insurance agencies. Highly recommended.

Cynthia R.San Francisco, CA

Kash Legal Group . Jonathan and his team are the best. Never have I delt with such a professional, caring group. They kept in touch and informed me the whole journey. Eileen was so comforting to me. And I would MOST DEFINITELY RECOMMEND THIS TEAM ..

Deanna S.Big Bear, CA

I am super satisfied with the job Kashani and his team had done for me after my car accident. They help me get all the attention I needed after accident plus got me a good compensation. They all are very pleasant and know what are doing, they are very professional and sharp . The group firm assisted me till make sure I was healed and make sure everything was paid by other insurance.

Felipe C.Riverside, CA

After my injury, I contacted Kash Legal in hopes of getting justice for what had happened to me. Kash Legal has helped me achieve that goal, and even during the COVID pandemic, they had always kept fighting and updating me on the case with extreme professionalism. Kash Legal changed my life for the better, and did a fantastic job doing so.

Justin J.Broken Arrow, OK


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