An injured person’s medical expenses and lost wages are labelled as “economic” damages, since these losses are easy to capture with a dollar figure. The other damages that are claimed in a personal injury case are called “non-economic” damages, and the main component of this category is “pain and suffering.”
These are the more subjective effects of the accident and injuries, including:
A good way to show much pain and suffering you’ve endured is to call your friends, coworkers, and family to testify on your behalf. If one of them had to buy you groceries while you recovered from your injuries, they can use this as an example of how much pain and suffering you went through.
California follows the doctrine of strict liability, meaning dog owners can be held accountable for damage and injuries their pets cause in the first instance of them biting. Most states allow a “one bite rule,” meaning that a dog can bite once before the owner is held liable for subsequent attacks. As long as you and your Sherman Oaks dog bite lawyer can prove that the dog bit you, you have a case.
The only time the California courts will take the side of the petowner is when you clearly provoked the dog, either by hitting, taunting, or aggravating it. Friendly gestures like a hug can be interpreted by the dog as trying to dominate it, resulting in a bite, but California courts will not consider this provoking the animal.
The California law of strict liability means that dog owners are liable for their pet’s behavior; it doesn’t matter if you are the first person the dog bit or the tenth person. The doctrine states “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 … regardless of the former viciousness of the dog or the owner’s knowledge of such viciousness.”
Accident Lawyers Firm is a Newport Beach-based law firm that wins our clients maximum compensation for their personal injury lawsuits. Our attorneys work tirelessly to add up your bodily damages, emotional damages, property damages, and overall pain and suffering that the negligent party should pay for. We also tap into our network of accident and health experts to gather thorough research and evidence to make your case for compensation as strong as possible. Contact us if you were injured in a:
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