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How many times have you been walking around the Daly City area and seen people out walking their dogs (or the occasional cat or parrot)? Owning pets is a true joy. Maybe you have a dog of your own. Honestly, walking a dog can be relaxing. Unfortunately, dog bite accidents do occur and they can be scary.

While most dog bites aren’t serious, sometimes they are. When an accident does happen, and if you or a loved one are bitten, you may need a dog bite attorney in Daly City. At Allegiance Law, we will help you determine your next steps. If someone else’s negligence caused your injury, you may have a right to compensation.

More Common Than You Think

Nobody’s first thought when seeing a dog is that they will get bit. Usually, we just want to pat them, which is what most dogs want. That’s what makes dog bites and attacks so scary.

Nobody expects them.

In reality, dog bites are more common than you think. In the country, there are around 4.5 million dog bites a year. Almost a million of those become infected, potentially compounding any injury. Where do most of these bites occur? In crowded places.

The Daly City area is crowded. Even beyond the city and into the suburbs, there are a lot of people. This means there are a bunch of dogs. Due to the close quarters of city and suburb life, the chance of a dog bite increases significantly.

Potential Damage

Dogs are strong and a sudden bite can leave lasting damage. Soft tissue injuries may need surgeries, which can lead to high medical bills. If the bite is around the face area, the trauma can be both physical and emotional.

Children are at higher risk of injury when it comes to dog bites. They are lower to the ground and closer to the dog. They don’t have the ability to fight back or get away.

We recognize that not all dog bites happen because a dog is mean or aggressive. Sometimes, bites occur when an owner gets in between two dogs that are fighting. Other times, you or a child may frighten the dog inadvertently, causing them to lash out.

Often, a dog bite is preventable. Maybe an owner didn’t leash their dog despite law that require them to do so. If an owner’s negligence caused an injury, they may be liable. What could be worse is if an owner knows their dog has been violent in the past and still chose to bring it around other people.

What To Do

If you or a loved one is bitten by a dog, you may need a dog bite attorney in Daly City. There is no reason you should be stuck with expensive medical bills if someone else’s negligence led to your injury. In fact, you may be entitled to compensation beyond medical bills. Here at Allegiance Law, we know how to handle these situations and will help you through them. You can contact us by clicking here or calling 415-404-6395.