Even Friendly, Well-Trained Dogs Can Bite
According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, almost 44 percent of American households own a pet dog. If you are not among these avid dog lovers, you probably know someone who is.
Despite this great love for canine companions, not all dog owners are created equal. Many people give up on training when their pet doesn’t pick up on tricks right away. Or, they indulge their pet’s bad behavior by refusing to see it as anything but a little person. In the worst cases, animals are neglected or abused to the point they turn aggressive toward all humans.
The truth is dogs are still animals with animal instincts. Even responsible dog owners, who have taken time to properly train and socialize their animals, can’t always be on the scene to prevent a dog bite or attack. If a dog feels threatened or is aggressive, it can do serious damage, especially to young children.
Recovering Full And Fair Compensation After A Dog Bite Or Animal Attack
At The Law Offices of Samuel Dagan, we advocate for those who are bitten by dogs in Rancho Bernardo, Visalia and throughout the San Diego and North County areas of Southern California. Dog owners can and should be held responsible for the injuries their dogs cause. If you or your child was bitten or attacked by a dog, you may be entitled to compensation for:
- Stitches and other medical treatment that might be necessary
- Rabies shots if the dog wasn’t properly vaccinated
- Emotional trauma caused by the attack
- Permanent scarring or disfigurement in severe cases
Most often, these damages are claimed from the dog owner’s homeowners’ insurance policy. As experienced personal injury lawyers, our dependable legal team will advocate on your behalf with the insurance company so you can focus on making a full recovery.
If the dog owner doesn’t have insurance, our attorneys can still explore other options that may be available, including look to your own insurance or filing a civil lawsuit against the negligent dog owner.
Our Contingency Fee Policy
We handle personal injury claims – including claims for dog bite attacks – on a contingency fee basis. This means that we offer a free initial consultation to evaluate your case and answer your questions. If we accept your case, we only charge fees when we obtain compensation for you.
Contact Us To Schedule Your Free Consultation
Don’t be afraid to explore your options for seeking compensation. We can help. Contact The Law Offices of Samuel Dagan at 858-487-6500 to schedule a free initial consultation. Our office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Saturday and Sunday consultations are scheduled by appointment only.