San Gabriel is a community located in Los Angeles, County, California, named for the Mission San Gabriel Arcángel, which was founded in 1771.
Known as the “City with a mission”, San Gabriel is often considered to be the birthplace of the greater Los Angeles Metro Area. Though the city has grown significantly from its humble beginnings, it still remains a relatively small community, measuring less than 5 square miles in size, with a population of approximately 39,700 people.
Like most communities in the country, and in Southern California in particular, San Gabriel is home to many residents who are dog owners. That means that residents may require legal services at some point, in the event of a dog bite or related attack, which may lead to personal injury.
Dog Bite Incidents in California
Dog bites continue to be a common cause of personal injury or disability in the state of California. When these types of injuries occur, it is not uncommon for disputes to arise over things like liability, or if the dog was in any way provoked. Luckily, states have specific laws on the books that speak to this type of situation, and the injuries associated with it.
According to the state of California Civil Code, a dog owner may be considered liable for another individual’s damages in a claim if:
- The individual was injured as a result of a dog bite, or
- The injured party was in a public place, or lawfully in a private place, when the bite took place
Though these guidelines cover most situations where a dog may be present or have the opportunity to bite, it’s important to note that the California Civil Code does not include a statute for dogs performing military or police work. In such cases, even if the individual was bitten while lawfully in a public or private place, the victim is not eligible to sue for damages.
It is also important to note that California is a “strict liability” state when it comes to dog bites or attacks. That means that the dog owner can’t argue that they had no idea the dog could or would act aggressively. It also means that dog owners can’t claim that they exercised reasonable care to prevent the dog from harming another.
Dog Bite Claims in California
If you or someone you know has been injured due to a dog bite or related attack, it is important that you contact a qualified personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
In San Gabriel and the surrounding communities in Los Angeles, the talented attorneys at Binder Law Group, PLC are proud to serve as advocates for those reeling from personal injury or disability, including victims of dog bites. Our firm has built a successful history handling these types of cases, and can do the same for you and your family today. From investigating the circumstances surrounding your claim to formulating a strategy for success, our attorneys possess the skills, experience and legal knowledge necessary to successfully negotiate your settlement.
Our team of skilled attorneys is standing by, ready to assist today. To schedule a complimentary no-obligation consultation with a member of our team, call Binder Law Group, PLC today at (626) 793-9124.
Directions to Binder Law Group, PLC Personal Injury Law Firm, 251 South Lake Avenue #920, Encino, CA 91101, United States from San Gabriel, CA
These directions are from Google Maps starting from:
San Gabriel, CA
Total Est. Time: 15 min
Total Est. Distance: 5.6 mi
- Head northwest toward W Main St/W Mission Rd
Restricted usage road
- Take S Del Mar Ave to Winston Ave in San Marino
- Turn right onto W Main St/W Mission Rd
Continue to follow W Mission Rd
- Turn left onto W Angeleno Ave
- Turn left onto S Del Mar Ave
- Continue on Winston Ave to Sierra Madre Blvd
- Continue straight onto Winston Ave
- Turn left onto Raleigh Dr
- Follow Sierra Madre Blvd and E Del Mar Blvd to Cordova St in Encino
- Turn right onto Sierra Madre Blvd
- Turn left onto E Del Mar Blvd
- Turn right onto S Hill Ave
- Turn left at the 1st cross street onto Cordova St
- Turn left onto S Lake Ave
Destination will be on the right
Call us today (626) 793-9124
We are located at:
Binder Law Group, PLC Personal Injury Law Firm,
251 South Lake Avenue #920, Encino, CA 91101