Dog Bite Lawyers in Los Angeles
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In California, dog owners are required to make sure that their pets do not pose danger to the general public. If you are bitten by a dog, the dog owner and the caretaker of the dog are both liable for your damages, injuries and losses. However, knowing that you have a right to claim damages for your dog bite injuries and actually seeking damages against the parties at fault are not the same. At the onset, you are at a disadvantage because the dog owner is protected by insurance adjusters who are experienced at making sure that their insured escapes liability. In order to make sure that you are able to claim the compensation you deserve, you need to seek legal assistance from top Dog Bite Accident Lawyers in Los Angeles who have decades of experience in negotiating and/or litigating premise liability cases to include dog bite attacks against dog owners, property owners or managers and their insurance companies and defense counsels.
Dog bite injuries are also often times more serious than other injuries. Aside from the usual scratches, bruises, contusions and wounds inflicted by bite marks, the unsightly scar marks also act as reminders to the victims of the horrible incident. Hence, aside from the usual x-rays, MRIs, lab tests, neurological tests, chiropractic care, physical therapy treatments, orthopedic treatments and even epidural injections and surgeries, the victim may also need psychological evaluations in order to address the emotional trauma and psychological pain that the victim suffered as a result of the dog bite.
These medical procedures can reach in the hundreds of thousands depending on the gravity and length of treatment process. Therefore, to make sure that the other party pays dearly for his recklessness, Melrose Law Firm’s diligent Personal Injury Law Suit Lawyers in Los Angeles can definitely fight for your rights.
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What To Do in Case of Dog Bite Accident in Los Angeles?
Being attacked or mauled by a dog is a scary and painful situation. The bodily injuries that are inflicted on the dog bite victim are equally devastating. Every dog bite victim is faced with a legal problem on who to sue, what to claim and how to claim damages for the bodily injuries and physical and emotional pain and suffering.
In California, if you are attacked by a dog, the dog owner or keeper is liable for your injuries. It doesn’t matter if there are actual bite wounds before the owner of the dog can be made liable. California torts law on dog bites subscribe to the “one bite rule”. This means that the dog owner or keeper is liable even if the dog did not even graze the skin of the victim but the victim was hurt as a result of fending off the dog’s attack.
What to Do After a Dog Bite?
Some dog bite victims are unable to claim damages against the party at fault because they forgot to gather important evidence to prove their case. This is why it is very important to note the following actions that you need to take immediately after a dog bite.
- 1. Write down the insurance information and other details of the dog owner;
- 2. Identify and get information of the witnesses;
- 3. Take pictures of the dog, the place of the attack and your injuries;
- 4. Obtain medical treatments and gather medical records and bills as evidence;
- 5. Report the dog attack to animal control; and
- 6. Seek legal help from expert personal injury lawyers.
Types of Damages You Can Claim from the Negligent Dog Owner
As a dog bite victim, you are entitled to obtain compensation for all your damages, pain and suffering and losses, which include:
- 1. Property damage
- 2. Actual medical costs
- 3. Future medical care
- 4. Lost earnings or business income
- 5. Pain and suffering
- 6. Punitive damages
Never Negotiate Your Case on Your Own
Negotiating your own claims is the worst thing you can do to your case. The negligent party has insurance agents who are experienced in denying claims. They can also hire lawyers who have knowledge on defending negligent parties who caused personal injury accidents.
Dog bite accidents are serious accidents with devastating effects to victims. Hence, to make sure that you get the best compensation you deserve, seek help only from Melrose Law Firm that has decades of experience in providing top notch legal service and personalized client care throughout California.