The first thing to do if bitten by a dog or animal is get medical attention immediately.
If you or a loved one has been bitten by a dog in Greater Los Angeles, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. California law holds dog owners liable when their dog bites another person. This means the dog owner is directly liable for any injuries and damages caused by their dog.
Dog bites may cause serious physical and traumatic emotional injuries. Sadly, all too often, recipients of dog bites are children. The results of dog bites can lead to disfigurement and have lifelong implications. A dog bite attack, especially for children, can be a difficult and traumatic experience. We pride ourselves in helping those injured by dog bites return to health and get the just compensation they deserve.
Since 1987, The Dominguez Firm has successfully resolved hundreds of dog bite cases involving all sorts of injuries. We have vast experience and know how to handle dog bite cases with excellence. We regularly work with leading medical experts in the treatment of dog bite injuries and in obtaining expert testimony needed to win dog bite cases.
As a dog bite law firm for Greater Los Angeles, we carefully examine all the details of the incident. We know how to defend claims of the defense such as “trespassing” or “the dog was provoked.”
Dog owners owe a certain duty of care to the public. In most states, if that is breached and the dog bites, the dog owner is legally and financially responsible for the incident and the injured party’s damages. Under California dog bite laws, the bitten party’s attorney only needs to prove that the bite occurred and that the bite victim was in a public place or lawfully in a private place. This is regardless if the dog is on a leash or the dog owner took reasonable steps to restrain a high-strung dog.
Possible compensation for dog bite victims may include:
- Medical costs
- Lost wages
- Lost future earnings
- Past, present and future pain and suffering
- Disfigurement and scar revisions
- Property damage
In some cases, the injured party could be awarded punitive damages if the responsible party behaved with reckless disregard for the safety of others or with intentional conduct. Punitive damages are meant to deter the defendant and others from engaging in similar poor conduct.
It’s important to contact an experienced dog bite lawyer in Los Angeles to know your legal rights, possible compensation and who to bring a suit against. Possible defendants may include the:
- Animal keeper
- Animal owner
- Property owners
The Dominguez Firm works on a no recovery, no fee, no costs basis. This means that you do not pay unless you win. Thus, you have nothing to lose. Our award-winning team of lawyers fight for you! If you or a loved one has been a victim of a dog bite, call us 24/7 for a FREE CONSULTATION: 800-818-1818