When Someone You Love Is Attacked By A Dog
California Has Strict Liability Laws
In California, a dog owner whose dog bites or attacks another person is strictly liable for the resulting injuries and damages. If you or a loved one, including your child, has been attacked or bitten by a dog or other vicious animal, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost income, and emotional distress and suffering.
Even if you do not think you have a case, contact us at 951-289-0628. Making an inquiry with an attorney will not obligate you to pursue legal action, but it may give you a different perspective and change your mind.
What should you do after a dog bite attack?
- Seek medical treatment as soon as possible
- Identify the dog that bit you
- Report the dog bite attack to police
- Take photographs of the dog bite injuries
After you have been treated for your injuries, it is important that you contact an experienced Temecula dog bite attorney at the Ellis Firm, APLC, because you need someone to act on your behalf while you recover.
We are experienced in handling cases where there is an exclusion in the dog owner’s insurance policy for a dog bite incident. We believe that if you are injured by someone else’s dog, he or she is responsible, and you should be compensated for your pain and suffering, even if that person is a friend or family member.
Representing Victims Of Dog Attacks
Being attacked by a dog and suffering a dog bite can be a horrifying and painful event which can result in serious injuries. Many times, the injuries occur on the face or head, and there can be permanent scarring. Children who are victims of dog bites often suffer a greater emotional impact because the attack may stay with them for the rest of their lives.
Rottweilers, pit bulls, Dalmatians, chows, German shepherds and retrievers are some of the most common breeds of dogs that attack people. If you work in one of these jobs, you could be more likely to suffer a dog bite injury:
- Package and letter carriers
- Pizza delivery
- Construction worker
- Maintenance worker
- Real estate agent
Contact Our Dog Injury Attorneys
Contact our Temecula dog bite lawyers online or call 951-289-0628 to schedule a free consultation with one of our skilled dog bite attorneys. Our law firm operates offices in Temecula and San Diego, and our lawyers represent clients in Corona, Murrieta, Fallbrook and many other cities.