Dog Bite Lawyer Los Angeles
Welcome to our website. We are a world-renowned law firm practicing in the area of animal attacks and dog bites. If you have been injured in any type of animal attack, you have found the right law firm to represent you. We are known as aggressive lawyers in the community, and we know what it takes to win your case. With our main offices in Los Angeles, we have multiple offices throughout the United States and practice on a national level.
All consultations are provided by our attorneys free of charge.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 4.5 million people are bitten by a dog every year. Dog bites are a major public health concern not only for the bodily injuries they cause, but also for the possibility of acquiring secondary infections and rabies, which, if left untreated, is almost always fatal. Most dog bite victims happen to be young children, although adults are equally in danger in the presence of vicious dogs. Our law firm is dedicated to protecting the rights of victims of dog bites and other animal attacks. It is our hope that our work will contribute to the safety and protection of all people alike.
Victims of dog bite accidents should first seek medical help, and then explore their legal options for obtaining a fair compensation for their damages. The personal injury attorneys at the Dog Bite Legal Group are ready to file lawsuits against all appropriate parties to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation. Our law firm will fully study your case and in an effort to find all possible responsible parties. This includes the owner of the dog, the dog walker (if applicable), and the owner of the property where the dog bite occurred, and even the city. With years of practice in this field and millions of dollars recovered, we know what it takes to win your case.
Our dog bite lawyers are known in the community to be aggressive, and they will not take no for an answer. We will do everything in their power to get you justice, and get you the money that you deserve.
Our dog bite law firm provides free consultations and free reviews of your case. If you have been injured due to a vicious attack by any pet, you can call us now for a free consultation. Our attorneys are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We will listen to your story and let you know right away if you have a valid case. There is no obligation. Get the help you need by calling us right now.
Zero Fee Guarantee
Our services are based on contingency. We do not charge any upfront fees for our services. If we take your case, our law firm will pay all costs associated with your lawsuit. Our fees are contingent upon a successful recovery. We believe this is the right approach to take in personal injury cases because it makes legal help accessible to those victims of accidents. In addition, it shields victims from financial liability.
We Win, or You Don't Pay
Our guarantee is simple: If we take your case, we will get you money, or you don't pay. That's how confident we are in our skills as personal injury attorneys.
Damages in Dog Bite Cases
The victim of a dog-inflicted injury can seek the following damages:
- All medical bills for bodily injuries, including emergency room and hospitalization
- Emotional and psychological trauma
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages, and loss of earning capacity
- Plastic surgery
- Loss of services
- Multiple damages - Some states allow double or triple awards, if dog was known to be dangerous
- Punitive damages - In some cases, punitive damages can be collected
If the dog owner has home owners insurance, or renters insurance, the insurance company may be responsible to pay for your damages.
Strict Liability in Dog Bite Cases
Many states have a strict liability policy in pet attack and injury cases, which means the owner is strictly liable for such attacks, including bites. In other words, if a dog bites someone, regardless of the dog's history or the owner's knowledge of it, the owner, or their insurance carrier, is responsible for all resulting damages. There is no requirement to prove negligence or liability as the law makes the owner automatically liable. California is one of such states, and any dog bite cases in this state would fall under this category. On the other hand, some states have the "one bite rule", which means the dog must have bit one victim before the owner is held liable. To find out more regarding the rules of your state, please contact us by calling the number on the top of this page, or by filling out the our contact form, or by clicking on the "dog bite lawyer Los Angeles" button on the side of the page. If you fill out our contact form, your message will be emailed to us and we will review it and get back to you if required.
Important Steps to Take After a Dog Bite
The victim of a dog-inflicted injury should ideally try to take all these steps, or as many of them as the situation allows:
- Receive medical treatment immediately. If necessary, report to your nearest emergency room
- Take photos of your injuries
- If possible, take photos of the dog
- Determine who owns or controls the attacking animal
- Ask the owner or whoever was in control of the dog if the dog had attacked anyone before
- Speak to witnesses, and record their names and contact information
- Retain the services of a dog bite lawyer as soon as possible
What NOT to do:
- Do not speak to the dog owner's insurance company
- Do not send legal demands to the dog owner
- Do not discuss who is at fault or who is to blame
- Do not accept any form of payment or payment plans
- Do not allow anyone to record or video tape you
Statute of Limitations
Every state imposes a deadline to file suit for a dog bite. This deadline varies state to state, but it's usually two years from the date the accident occurred. If the accident happened when the victim was a minor, then the statute of limitations will be two years from the date the victim turned 18 years old. It is important to remember that you have a limited amount of time to file a claim. If you miss the statute of limitations, then you may be forever barred from filing a lawsuit. Besides the statute of limitations, there are other deadlines that should not be missed. Therefore, victims of dog bites and other animal attacks are advised to reach out to a personal injury attorney with special knowledge in dog bite cases as soon as possible.
How We Can Help
If you have been injured in an animal attack, you should speak to a dog bite attorney to inquire about your legal rights. We are highly praised personal injury attorneys with a proven track record of litigating dog bite cases. We know all about dog bite law, and what it takes to win cases. We offer free, no-obligation consultations 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you are in Los Angeles, you can also make an appointment and come by to speak to a Los Angeles dog bite lawyer in person. We do not charge anything upfront and our work is guaranteed. If we take your case, we will work on a contingency basis. You will not pay any upfront fees, and if we don't win, you will owe us nothing. When you contact us, an experienced attorney will interview you. We will ask you a few questions to determine the viability of your case. Then, our team of legal experts will have a brief meeting to determine the best course of action, and when we reach a conclusion, we will contact you. Contact us now to speak to a dog bite attorney immediately.