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Los Angeles Animal Bite Attorneys

Personal Injury Lawyers Serving Southern California

Individuals can be bitten by an animal under a number of circumstances. Animal bites can range from superficial wounds to more severe wounds that potentially cause serious injury or even death. Most cases of animal bites involve dogs, but a bite from any animal can be harmful.

Animals bites, especially serious ones, often raise questions of liability.

California has specific laws concerning liability for dog bites. The California dog bite law makes the owner of a dog strictly liable to the victim for any dog bite. Strict liability under the law means that the owner would be liable even if the owner had no reason to believe the dog was dangerous. As such, a dog who has never showed aggression in the past who uncharacteristically shows aggression by biting will still result in liability for the owner.

However, strict liability under the dog bite statute does not apply if the victim was trespassing, provoking the dog, on the job and injured by his employer's dog, or performing a paid service involving the dog such as dog walking or veterinary services.

In the case that a victim is bitten by another animal, it is important to contact a knowledgeable law firm, such as The Law Office of Robert Starr, APC, in order to evaluate any liability issues.


A person injured because of an animal bite may be eligible for compensatory damages including payment of medical bills for treatment of the injury, lost wages, compensation for permanent disability, emotional distress, and other reasonable damages linked to the animal bite accident.

If you have been injured by an animal bite, contact The Law Office of Robert Starr for a free, confidential case evaluation. Call (800) 561-8627.

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    Robert Starr

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    For more than 20 years, Attorney Robert L. Starr has been the Los Angeles lemon law attorney clients can trust to protect their interests and ensure they are treated fairly. As the founder of The Law Office of Robert Starr, APC, he has handled thousands of cases and earned hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation for his clients. As a former auto trader and enthusiast, he knows the industry inside and out, allowing him to communicate with both vendors and manufacturers on your behalf.
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    Adam Rose


    Since 2000, Attorney Adam Rose has dedicated his legal career to helping his clients receive fair treatment, no matter their situation. Whether advocating for a tenant against a landlord, protecting a consumer from a defective product, or litigating a class action lawsuit, Mr. Rose has earned a reputation as a Los Angeles lemon law attorney his clients can trust.
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    Karo Karapetyan

    Of Counsel Attorney

    Karo Karapetyan personal experience as a real estate broker, business owner, and financial adviser enables him to provide his clients with tried and tested insight into real estate litigation and transactions, employment, and personal injury law.
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    Theodore Tang


    Attorney Theodore Tang interned for Justice Epstein at the 2nd District Court of Appeals in Los Angeles. He gained trial experience early as a certified law student under the direction of the Riverside District Attorney’s office and through the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Academy of Justice Program.

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