Reseda Dog Bite Lawyer

Being bitten by a dog can be excruciatingly painful and terrifying. Dog bites can lead to disfiguring injuries and emotional trauma that may last years to a lifetime. If you were bitten by a dog, California law allows you to hold the dog owner strictly liable for the harm you suffered. Reseda dog bite lawyer, Doug Younglove, with the Younglove Law Firm can help you make your legal claim and build a strong case to obtain the compensation you deserve.

Learn more about how we can help when you call us at (602) 737-3333. We offer a free, no-obligation consultation where you can learn about your legal rights and options. Because we work on a contingency fee basis, you will not have to pay us unless we recover compensation on your behalf.

Dog Bite Facts

Every year, more than 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs in the United States. More than 800,000 of these incidents result in medical attention. Half of dog bite victims are children, who are more likely to be severely injured and who are often bit when doing everyday activities and while interacting with familiar dogs, according to the American Veterinary Medical Foundation.

Any dog can bite, but Canine Journal says the following breeds are the most likely dogs to bite:

  • Chihuahua
  • English Bulldog
  • Pit Bull
  • German Shepherd
  • Australian Shepherd
  • Lhasa Apso
  • Jack Russell Terrier
  • Cocker Spaniel
  • Bull Terrier
  • Pekingese
  • Papillion

What to Do After a Dog Bite

If your child or other loved one is bitten by a dog, it is important to contact a Reseda personal injury attorney and take steps to protect your health and your legal claim, which may involve:

  • Sterilizing and dressing your wound
  • Seeking emergency treatment, when necessary
  • Requesting the name, contact, and insurance information of the dog’s owner
  • Obtaining an accurate copy of the dog’s vaccination record in case the victim needs to be monitored for rabies or other animal-contracted illnesses
  • Taking pictures of your injuries as they progress
  • Maintaining all of your medical records and other records related to the attack and your related economic losses

Speaking with an experienced Reseda dog bite lawyer should also be on the top of your list so you can get legal advice about your next steps.

Financial Recovery for Dog Bites

If you were bitten by someone else’s dog, California law holds the dog owner strictly liable if the bite occurred on property where you were lawfully present. Through a dog bite claim, you can seek compensation for the following damages you may have sustained in the attack:

  • Medical expenses, including emergency treatment and transportation, reconstructive surgery, medication, follow-up appointments
  • Mental health services to help you deal with the trauma and aftermath of the attack
  • Lost wages and employment benefits
  • Any reduction in your long-term earning capacity
  • Permanent disfigurement or scarring
  • Physical and emotional pain and suffering

You may be able to file a claim with the dog owner’s renter’s or homeowner’s insurance policy to recover compensation for your losses.

Contact Us for Help with Your Dog Bite Claim

If you were bitten by a dog, an experienced Reseda dog bite lawyer from Younglove Law Firm can help. We can review your compensation claim and explain your legal options. Contact us today at (602) 737-3333 for your free case review.