Los Angeles Dog Bite Lawyers

As much as we love our furry companions, dog temperament and breeding can lead to severe injuries from bites and mauling. According to Dogsbite.org, statistics gathered over 13 years between2005 to 2017 showed 433 fatal dog attacks in the United States alone. Typical dog bites can cause a wide range of injuries, including: 

  • Abrasions

  • Lacerations

  • Punctures

  • Infections

  • Rabies

  • Tetanus

  • Crushing Injuries

  • Avulsion

  • Scarring and disfigurement

  • Injuries from Familiar Dogs

  • Injuries from Other Dogs

  • Nerve Damage

  • Death from Dog Attacks

  • Loss of limbs or fingers

 

If you or a loved one have suffered a dog bite, your best first step is to contact a knowledgeable Los Angeles dog bite attorney right away. At Brand Law Group, we have the experience and in-depth understanding of state dog bite laws to ensure you receive a fair settlement for the injuries you suffered.

Los Angeles Dog Bite Statute and Owner Liability

Los Angeles dog bite law makes it clear that a dog owner is liable for any bite or attack by their canine regardless if it has shown prior aggression or not. This strict liability approach has a few conditions to meet for a dog bite claim to succeed, including that:

 

  • The defendant owns the canine, and;

  • You were bitten while legally on private or public property, and;

  • The dog in question bit you, causing injury.

 

Typically, a defendant in a dog bite case would be the owner, but there may be exceptions. Other parties that might be somehow liable could include:

 

  • A caretaker for the dog

  • A residential landlord or commercial leasing company

  • Owners of the property the incident occurred

 

The reason other parties may be involved is due to negligence on their part which may have led to the event. For example, a landlord failing to repair a fence despite repeated requests to do so, or a caretaker taking the dog for a walk without a leash, could contribute to the situation leading up to a dog bite. These situations require a dog bite attorney familiar with how the law applies to such circumstances so that you can maximize your compensation award.

What Steps You Should Take After Suffering a Dog Bite in Los Angeles

When beginning the complicated process of recovering personal injury compensation after a dog bite, you or a loved one should take the following steps to help establish your claim:

 

  • Get photographs of the dog and your injuries

  • Get medical treatment and evaluations of the severity of your injuries

  • Identify the owner of the dog

  • Contact your local sheriff or animal control department about the incident

 

You also need to contact a Los Angeles dog bite lawyer to represent your case before speaking to anyone with the insurance company or liable party about your injuries.

Speak With a California Dog Bite Attorney about Your Case Today!

One of the biggest challenges dog bite victims face when trying to recover is not allowing an insurer or liable party to manipulate them. Sadly, one of the primary goals of any adjuster that may call you is to minimize the harm you suffered and pay as little as possible for toward your damages, such as:

 

  • Lost wages

  • Current and future medical expenses

  • Physical pain and suffering

  • Emotional trauma and anguish

  • Wrongful death

  • Loss of work capacity

 

The Los Angeles-based personal injury practice Brand Law Group has extensive experience representing dog bite cases. Attorney Anton Abramyan is a highly skilled litigator who will advocate for your rights and ensure that you obtain the compensation you’re entitled to after such a traumatic experience. Our legal team, Rozie Kanimian will work with you to ensure your case gets the aggressive representation necessary for the best outcome. Schedule a free consultation today to learn more about your compensation options after a dog bite.