Dog owners in California are liable for all damages that result from a dog bite – regardless of whether the dog has been aggressive in the past.
If you have been injured by a dog, then it’s in your best interest to speak with one of our personal injury attorneys who specialize injuries caused by a canine.
You may be owed significant compensation for physical and emotional pain and suffering, medical expenses, loss of income, and other damages.
How a Lawyer Files a Claim
Filing a claim with a law firm is straightforward. To be eligible for compensation, the victim must only demonstrate that he or she was on public property or lawfully on private property when the bite occurred.
California has strict laws regarding the statute of limitations for injuries resulting from a canine bite. Generally, you have two years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury claim. If you or a loved one has been bitten by a dog, then schedule a free consultation with one of our proven attorneys today. With a few simple steps, you can receive the compensation you deserve under California law.Request a Free Consultation NO COST, we don't make a dime unless you do!
Dog Bite Accident Facts and Statistics
A few relevant dog bite-related facts to keep in mind:
- More than 200,000 dog bites are reported in the United States each year
- Children are three times more likely than adults to be bitten by dogs
- Any breed can bite, but most bites are from Rottweilers, Pit Bulls, and wolf-dog hybrids
Why Contact Our Lawyers?
A dog bite attorney can help you receive significant compensation. Dog owners have a duty to protect others from their dogs. When they fail to meet that duty, the injured party may be owed significant compensation.
During a free consultation, one of our attorneys can explore the details of your case to determine how to proceed. If the attorney believes you have a case and are owed compensation, then the case can move forward with a personal injury claim.
To be eligible for compensation, you will need to prove you were on public property or lawfully on private property when the attack occurred. You may need photographs of the incident or testimonies from witnesses. This information will be used to confirm that the dog owner was negligent at the time of the incident, which means you are owed compensation for your injuries under California law.
The value of your compensation depends on several factors, including the severity of your physical and emotional injuries. You may also receive compensation for medical expenses, loss of income, emotional pain and suffering, and more.
Injuries caused by a canine can leave adults and children with severe injuries. Many Americans have been permanently disabled or even killed. Schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys today to begin seeking compensation for emotional and physical damage from your injury.
Dog Bite Compensation Claims
In California, dog owners are liable for all damages that result from their dogs’ bites, even when a dog has not previously shown signs of aggression.
To be eligible to recover compensation for his or her damages, a victim must only demonstrate that he or she was on public property or lawfully on private property when the bite occurred.
The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in California is two years from the date of the accident.
If you or your child were bitten by a dog, be proactive and contact an experienced dog bite attorney at Nehora Law Firm after the injury has been seen and you have been stabilized by a doctor.
You will need evidence to show that you were lawfully on private property or that the bite occurred in public, such as photographs of the incident and testimonies from witnesses.
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Results of Dog Bites
Canine-induced trauma can leave you or your child permanently disabled. Even when this is not the case, a dog attack can have lasting effects, such as nerve damage or a lasting phobia of dogs. After receiving medical care for yourself or your child, contact our team of experts at Nehora Law Firm to schedule your free consultation with us. We can answer your questions and act as your advocate to help you seek the compensation you deserve.
Dog bite accidents can result from dogs of every size and breed. They pose a significant threat to children, the elderly, and adults alike. Such attacks range in severity – from the very mild, right through to severe disablement, and, in some cases, even death. Allied to the physical harm is the long-term, psychological damage that can come with an accidents. Our law firm has helped clients throughout California recover the compensation they’re entitled to.
Cases of Dog Bites
Unfortunately, dog attack accidents are more common than one would like. According to an article published in the Los Angeles Times, insurance companies handled just less than two-thousand such cases in 2013 alone – costing insurance carriers up to $65 million in damages. Each year, there are almost 5 million dog bite accidents in the US alone. Many fatal dog accidents result from animals already chained. This means dog owners must exercise great responsibility when dealing with their animals.
Reporting an incident is crucial – not only to recover damages, but also to protect other citizens from damage. A qualified, experienced dog bite attorney can help adjudge the merits of your individual case, helping you chart a legal course that recovers loss of income, medical expenses and other potential damages that result from an accident involving a canine. Our law firm personnel work methodically to shape the case in your favor.
Lawsuits for Dog Attacks
Dog-related lawsuits are assessed on a variety of fronts. Our attorneys collect and review the evidence needed to pursue your case.
This involves establishing whether the dog in question, and no other animal, was responsible for your injuries.
It also means proving ownership of the dog, showing that you did not provoke such an attack, while also demonstrating you were legally entitled to be where you were when the attack took place.
After assessing these, we will determine if you have a case or not, and whether you should receive compensation for your injuries.Request a Free Consultation NO COST, we don't make a dime unless you do!
Compensation varies. The value is dependent upon several factors.
For example, the medical damages – both immediate and long-term – involved; psychological damage; loss of employment and income; loss of opportunity and other familial factors.
Upon establishing responsibility, our law firm help clients throughout California receive the compensation they’re fully entitled to.
According to an article published in the Los Angeles Times, insurance companies in California handled slightly less than 2,000 canine bite claims in 2013, resulting in a cost to insurance carriers in the amount of $64.7 million. contact us today at (949) 629‒4349 for a free consultation. We will discuss your case with you and determine a viable course of legal action.
How Nehora Can Help
Fill out our online form today to receive a free consultation on your individual case.
One of our experienced dog bite attorneys will be in touch to discuss whether you have a case.
Dog-related accidents can cause enormous distress. Our team help you to obtain the redress you deserve as a result of negligence or recklessness on the part of dog owners.