Penalties for Dog Owner Negligence

dog owner negligence

If you or someone you love was bitten by a dog, David L. Milligan can help. Read on to learn more about the penalties for dog owner negligence and how to get the legal representation you need.

Penalties for Negligent Pet Owners

A person who has been bitten by a dog has the right to collect compensation of various kinds for the resulting injuries. A dog owner has an obligation to restrain his or her animal for public safety. Penalties for negligent pet owners may include paying for:

  • Medical bills related to treatment for the dog bite
  • Replacement of property that was damaged when the dog bite occurred
  • Wages lost due to time off work during recovery from the dog bite
  • Permanent disability due to the dog bite
  • Emotional distress from the dog bite

Settlement vs. Trial

Settling a dog bite case is a quicker way to resolve the issue, compared to going to trial. This is usually a less expensive option, because settlements are usually for lower amounts than the compensation that can be won from going to trial.

In the case of a settlement, you’ll privately negotiate an agreement with your dog bite attorney. The person bitten by the dog will also meet privately with his or her attorney to discuss the case. You, your insurance company, or a combination of both will be responsible for paying the settlement.

If the dog bite case goes to court, the judge will decide who is to blame. The judge will have the power to determine compensation for the injured party, deciding how much is owed in damages.

Going to trial usually takes longer, and the person who was bitten may win greater compensation in the end. Trial verdicts are also publicly available, so you won’t be able to keep the information private.

Contact Us Today

If your dog has bitten someone or you have been bitten by a dog, board-certified civil trial attorney David L. Milligan can help. Dog owner negligence can come with serious penalties, and we can fight for dog owner rights and for the rights of the injured.

We’ll ensure your legal issues are resolved and will strive to get the most favorable results in any dog owner negligence case. Contact us today to learn if you’re liable for negligence.

California Car Accident Laws Regarding Distracted Driving

Every year, California sees far too many car accidents related to distracted driving. In 2017, almost 22,000 drivers were involved in a distracted-driving-related California car accident.

Ever since “hands-free” cell phone usage became part of California’s auto accident laws, there has been a decrease in the number of deaths related to distracted driving. However, distracted driving still remains a major problem within the state. Continue reading  California Car Accident Laws Regarding Distracted Driving

Motorcycle Safety Tips That Could Save Your Life

Motorcycle Tips

A motorcycle gives a sense of freedom and a feeling of the open road that cannot be reproduced with any other vehicle, but sometimes things happen that are beyond your control. Here are some tips that can help you decrease your risk of an accident, but if the worst does happen, remember to contact a good motorcycle accident injury lawyer to make sure you get the compensation you deserve.

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Four Things To Keep In Mind After A Truck Accident

Truck Accident

In the wake of being in a truck accident, things can seem confusing and almost chaotic. It is important to remember that a truck accident is going to bring more scrutiny than a car accident. A truck accident will trigger official investigations by government agencies and insurance companies. The first thing you should do after a truck accident is to retain an experienced semi accident attorney like David Milligan.

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April Is Distracted Driving Month. Here’s What You Should Know.

On behalf of The Law Offices of David L. Milligan posted in Motor Vehicle Accidents on Friday, April 22, 2016.

How often have you looked at the car driving alongside you only to see someone looking down, presumably at a cell phone? Distracted driving is one of the most common causes of automobile accidents in the United States. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, more than ten percent of fatal accidents are caused by distracted drivers, and that number is rising every year.

Yet, while most people know it’s dangerous, they do just that; drive their vehicles while doing something else. It is only when they get into an accident that they realize they were not immune to the dangers. That is why the National Safety Council declared April National Distracted Driving Month. The purpose of their campaign is to bring awareness to this dangerous and increasingly common behavior among drivers.

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Sleep Apnea Leading To More Trucking Accidents?

On behalf of The Law Offices of David L. Milligan posted in Motor Vehicle Accidents on Thursday, March 31, 2016.

Driver fatigue is a major factor in many accidents. Truck drivers are often under significant pressures to cover long distances in a short amount of time, which often means that they do not get enough rest before getting behind the wheel. Despite the strict rules that limit the amount of time truck drivers can be behind the wheel, there are still a number of crashes caused by drivers who have not been able to get adequate rest before getting back on the road.

One of the major reasons that these drivers are experience fatigue is that they are not getting quality rest. A recent study examined the impact of sleep apnea on truck driver accident rates, and it determined that a driver with untreated sleep apnea is five times more likely to be involved in a serious and preventable trucking accident.

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