Los Angeles Police Dog Attack Lawyers
Legal Help for Victims of Police K9 Attacks
Police dogs - or K9 units - are trained to inflict heavy amounts of physical damage to their targets when chasing down and arresting criminals. These dogs are especially tough animals that undergo intensive training, structured to teach them how to subdue dangerous, sometimes violent, people. Like any weapon, mistakes can happen and a routine stop, inspection, or investigation can suddenly become a nightmare for some unsuspecting individual.
If you have been incorrectly targeted or excessively restrained by a K9 unit, you may be able to take legal action. But you will need the help of a dedicated personal injury attorney in Los Angeles with experience in police brutality cases and settlements.
At Kahn Roven, LLP we understand and have seen the terrible damage a dog bite can cause. This is especially true when the dog was trained to inflict the maximum amount of pain possible. You may have just been an innocent by-stander or a neighbor to the K9 unit in question. You may have been in the same location as the intended target. Whatever the case may be, if you have suffered serious injuries we highly recommend contacting our office as soon as possible to schedule a free consultation.
The number to call is (844) 9-INJURED.
What is Excessive Force?
Anyone who watches the nightly news or listens to the radio on the way to work in the morning has probably heard this term at one point or another, often in regards to law enforcement. But what is excessive force exactly? In essence, police officers are legally able to use a certain amount of force when dealing with a dangerous or difficult people. With that said, any officer using force in the course of their duties must have justifiable reason to do so - otherwise the action about be considered "unreasonable" or "excessive." Unfortunately, far too often we hear stories of officers overstepping their bounds and applying excessive and sometimes deadly force where it was not needed.
This can be especially true of K9 units. Depending on the situation, if the dog’s handler did not follow very specific protocol in the release of an attack dog or set the dog loose in a situation that did not require such aggression, the attack that happened could be considered unreasonable.
What if I Was Attacked While The Dog Was Off Duty?
In instances where a K9 unit attacks an individual while it is not at work, the case would be handled similarly to that of a standard dog bite. However, there are specific issues that your Los Angeles dog bite attorney will need to review with you prior to submitting the claim.
For more information about police dog attack and accusations of police brutality, call Kahn Roven, LLP to schedule a free consultation. The number to call is (844) 9-INJURED.