Dog Bite Attorney
Santa Cruz Dog Bite Attorney
Even though many other species of pets have gained popularity in the U.S. in recent decades—from iguanas to snakes and even skunks—dogs remain the most popular and beloved of them all. Dogs and humans have maintained a symbiotic relationship for thousands of years, and prior to the 20th century canines were used in large part for practical purposes rather than as pets. However, there is a darker side to “man’s best friend.” Each year thousands of people are injured by dogs, and in some cases very seriously. If you are injured it is very important that you seek representation by an attorney. Nadrich & Cohen, LLP has many years of experience successfully helping clients gain compensation for their injuries.
Dog Bite Statistics
California’s Dog Bite Laws
Santa Cruz Dog Ordinances
Santa Cruz is a very progressive community and provides areas where dogs can run free without being leashed. There is a likelihood that this will change soon, however. Local ordinance prohibits vicious or dangerous dogs to roam unrestrained in most places. If an event occurs the pound officer, may by written order, require that a dangerous dog be confined to its own premises, muzzled, or kept on a leash.
What to Do if You or Your Child Are Injured in a Dog Attack
It is very important for parents to educate their children to avoid dogs that are unfamiliar to them. They should never approach a dog without being in the supervision of a parent. If you or your child are injured in a dog bite attack, the first thing to do is seek medical help. You then need to file a police report. Make sure you can describe the dog in detail. Finally, contact an attorney with Nadrich & Cohen, LLP. We have decades of experiencesuccessfully representing clients who have been injured in dog attacks. To request a free consultation with a dog bite attorney, call us today at (831) 480-1177, or complete the contact form on this page.