Los Angeles County Dog Bite Attorneys

We Will Fight for the Compensation You Deserve

Less than 1 out of every 300 dog bite cases that occur in Los Angeles will get compensated, because most people do not know their rights and do not hire an attorney. Block LLP specializes in these types of cases and will fight vigorously to get you compensation.

Typically, these types of injuries occur on the street, as well as during deliveries. Homeowners insurance and building insurance will typically pay for these types of injuries, or the owner will if they do not have insurance.

The most important thing to do in these types of cases is to secure evidence of the dog who caused the injury, as well as the owner’s information — take photos to document everything.

Injured after a dog bite? Let a Burbank dog attack lawyer fight for your compensation. Call now!

What to Do After a Dog Bite

Seek Immediate Medical Attention

If you or a loved one has been bitten by a dog you should seek medical attention immediately. Make sure to mention all injuries that you have sustained in the attack so that doctors document all of your injuries and properly treat you for them.

Gather Information

After you have been attacked by a dog, it is extremely important to identify the dog that bit you and get personal information from the dog owner.

It is important to get the owner’s:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • And any insurance carrier information

It is also important to take photographs and write down everything that happened.

Call the Police

Call the police and ask them to come to you and write a report of the incident. This will help provide an official document of the attack and can help get the contact information of the dog’s owner if they don’t want to provide it to you directly.

Call Animal Services

Animal Services should be contacted after an attack so you can file a report. This will allow them to take necessary action to prevent any other attacks by the dog.

Call An Experienced Dog Attack Attorney

Insurance companies will often try to get you to sign paperwork in hopes that you will sign it and accept an extremely low settlement offer. Before signing anything, make sure you call a skilled Burbank dog bite lawyer at Block LLP. We will fight for the compensation that you deserve.

What Damages Are Available After a Dog Attack?

You may be entitled to compensation for:

  • Medical bills
  • Loss of income
  • Pain and suffering
  • And emotional injuries

The compensation can also include future bills and future loss of income.

When Is a Dog Owner Liable for A Dog Bite in California?

In the state of California, Civil Code section 3342 indicates that the owner of a dog may be held liable for the injuries inflicted on another individual by their animal if:

  • The injury resulted from a dog bite

  • The injured victim was bitten on public property or on private property that they were lawfully occupying

In the case of dog attacks, California follows the “strict liability” law, which means that the owner is liable for any dog bites that result from their own dog; this applies even when the owner was not aware of acts of aggression coming from their animal.

Contact us online or call (818) 740-5335 for a free consultation with our Burbank dog bite attorneys.

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