Each dog bite claim is different, and the length of a dog bite claim is often determined by the severity of the incident, along with other contributing factors surrounding the dog bite. Some dog bite claims take months or years to resolve, while others are resolved in a few weeks.
Not necessarily. There are many contributing factors in a dog bite claim. If you are suffering from injuries that are the result of a dog bite, contact an experienced dog bite lawyer. A dog bite lawyer will be able to help you determine what kind of compensation you may be able to receive
Being bitten by a dog can be a very scary experience, but how you react is very important going forward; remember these guidelines for how to react to a dog bite. • When you are first bitten try not to react frantically- make as little noise as possible to avoid further attacks. • If your wound is deep, seek immediate medical attention. • If the wound becomes red, swells, or even just hurts in the following days contact your doctor immediately. • Do your best to identify the dog and its owner.
If you were bitten by a family member’s or friend’s dog, you may be in a very unfortunate situation. Although you have substantial medical bills, you may feel uncomfortable seeking compensation. You have nothing to worry about though! Even if it is your friend or family member that is liable, damages are typically paid by their insurance. This can be the case if they have home owner’s or renter’s insurance. Moreover, in the unlikely situation that the defendant must for the damages themselves, you have complete control over whether to initiate legal action against the defendant.
The law states that every dog must be on a leash in public areas, unless expressly permitted- although this is not always heavily enforced.
Unlike other states, California does not have what is known as a “one bite rule.” This means that, if you did not provoke the dog, you still have a case. The dog owner is always liable in California.
Any dog has the potential to bite a person. Some dog breeds are more prone to biting, and all dogs are prone to bite in different circumstances. In general, dogs are more likely to bite if they are surprised, guarding their territory, protecting an owner, in heat, provoked, or if they feel threatened. If you are around a dog that you believe will bite you, try to calmly leave the area.
You will never be asked to pay any money up front for your case; our law firm will work on a contingency basis only. This means that we will only get paid if we recover money for you, and the money will never come out of your pocket!
If you did not provoke an attack, then you will still have a case. However, no two cases are the same so it is recommended that you call a specialist to discuss your specific situation.