Los Angeles Lawyers for Dog Bites
Dog Attack Claims can Lead to Complex Lawsuits
Because we have been Los Angeles attorneys for more than 30 years, we have seen hundreds of dog bite and dog attack cases. We know that these attacks can lead to serious injuries especially if children are involved. Regardless of the age of the victim, compensation and justice must be obtained. Our law firm is highly skilled at obtaining such compensation and justice for our injured clients.
When you come to us, we will listen and offer practical and clear advice. We know it's important to first take the time to get to know your needs and analyze the specifics of your situation. You have unique needs, and if you become our client, we will strive to meet your needs. We will craft a legal strategy that is based on experience but that is also crafted specifically to your situation and your goals.
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An Insurance Company may Resist Paying
Many people hesitate to take action in dog bite and dog attack cases. Often, the dog is owned by a friend, a family member or a neighbor. While in some rare cases, a dog owner may be held criminally responsible, this is not typical.
Instead, these claims are often paid by the dog owner's insurance company rather than the dog owner themselves. The owner pays insurance premiums. As a result, the insurance company should provide compensation to victims. They do not always fulfill their obligations. That is why our attorneys are so often needed in dog bite lawsuits. We know how to aggressively pursue the compensation that an insurance company may resist paying.
In cases where the dog owner is not a friend, neighbor or family member and the dog owner was particularly negligent, we may be able to seek punitive damages to get you extra compensation. Animal owners must be responsible for their animal's behavior. In some cases, this may involve criminal negligence. In such cases, punitive damages may be available to you.
CASE RESULT: Dog bite to index finger resulting in puncture wound. $165K recovered for our client.
Get the Medical Care You Need after an Animal Attack
Dog bite injuries are rarely minor. They can lead to extensive scarring that can change a person's life forever. There can also be psychological or emotional trauma, particularly in children. This can lead to panic attacks, trouble sleeping and other symptoms.
Because we have been attorneys for more than three decades in Los Angeles, our network of colleagues and experts includes top plastic surgeons and medical professionals. We know top mental health professionals to help address psychological and emotional harm that can come from these injuries. We want to see that people injured by dog bites get the medical care they need as well as the financial compensation to pay for that care.