Dog Bite Attorney in Los Angeles
Our Personal Injury Attorneys Focus on Dog Bites
You may be enduring tremendous pain as the result of a dog bite. Worse, you may see your child suffering through the misery of such an attack. Dogs' teeth and claws are weapons. In an instant, an animal that appears to be passive and calm can inflict massive physical and psychological damage. This damage may last a lifetime. The dog's owner must be held accountable.
Los Angeles experiences an extremely high number of dog bite injuries each year. Many of these victims are small children. Although our personal injury attorneys cannot erase the impact of a dog bite, we can fight for the long and short-term compensation that you and your family deserve. For many years, we have been handling these types of cases and we know how to assist with all facets of them. Insurance companies, medical professionals, the court system, the dog's owner: negotiations with all of these can be challenging if you are also trying to recover from serious wounds. Let us help. We have handled these cases innumerable times and we know how to get the results that you need.
Call 310-312-1860 to speak with our lawyers who focus on dog bite cases in Los Angeles. You deserve justice and compensation.
Free Consultation with Experienced Dog Bite Lawyers in Southern California
Our skilled attorneys have handled hundreds of dog bite lawsuits and other serious injury cases. With this background, we have developed the resources and relationships necessary to effectively represent you: medical professionals to diagnose your injuries and the long-term treatment you may need; animal behavior specialist who can explain what makes certain breeds more likely to bite; reconstructive surgeons who know the true cost of repairing a torn lip, lacerated cheek or damaged eye socket.
If we do not help win your case, you pay us nothing. When you call for a free consultation we will be absolutely honest in our assessment of your legal situation. As we offer a free case evaluation of your circumstances, these are some of the issues we will analyze and discuss with you:
What exactly happened during the animal attack?
What is fair compensation for your medical treatment and what are your chances of winning?
How can we help you receive the best possible medical treatment?
Has your career and quality of life been compromised by your injuries?
Will settlement or trial be the best way to get you justice?
We perform comprehensive analysis of our clients' cases and we know the right questions to ask. Arranging and presenting evidence to help you achieve your goals is what we focus on. You can focus on recovering. Since we have handled so many of these cases and we have such a long history of success, we will be able to offer you a timeline of when your case may be completed. Reach out to us for the peace of mind that only experience can provide.
We Know how to Protect your Rights and Get Results
Most insurance companies include dog bites in their homeowners’ policies. However, they will resist paying or may offer a low settlement. What may appear to be a reasonable amount of compensation may not be. What about the long term impact of your suffering? Lost wages? Repeat doctor's visits? Expensive prescriptions? The insurance company may try to pay as little as possible. Don’t let them.
No matter the type of dog—pit bill, chow, fox terrier—and no matter the size of the animal, when dogs bite people, the majority rule is that the dog owner is strictly liable and required by law to pay full compensation to a victim. We will work to ensure that you receive full compensation for lost wages and medical expenses. Our lawyers will also fight for punitive damages. This is money that is awarded above and beyond what is required to compensate a victim. This money is typically awarded to the victim as a punishment to the dog owner, especially in cases when the dog owner was aware that the dog was violent and did not take necessary precautions.
In one of our most recent dog bite trials we received a quarter million dollar jury verdict. The defendant dog owner vehemently denied that her dog attacked our client. We conducted a thorough investigation to challenge this denial:
- We interviewed neighbors
- We spoke with animal control employees and collected vital records
- We consulted with physicians
- We took photographs of the dog
- We filmed the scene of the attack
- We collected photographic evidence of the injuries to our client
- We hired investigators and experts to study the evidence
- We presented evidence to the jury in a sophisticated and clear way
We conclusively argued that the defendant's dog attacked our client and caused her significant injuries. Our aggressive investigation and prosecution of this case led to this victory and justice on behalf of our client. We will put in the same dedication to your dog bite case.