Dog Bites FAQ

There is an old saying in journalism that when "dog bites man" it is not newsworthy, while "man bites dog" could find a home on the front page. But, as you know, "dog bites man" is an important story. It's your story. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to a violent animal, you deserve full compensation for your medical bills, emotional trauma and other damages.

I hope you will find the following FAQ useful as you explore your legal options. When you are ready to discuss your situation with an attorney, I will be ready to fight for your rights. I am a fierce advocate for the injured, and I have obtained tremendous results on behalf of injury survivors in Los Angeles, Santa Monica and surrounding communities.

Who Is Liable For Dog Bites And Animal Attacks?

Owner liability is the key to dog bite claims. California law states that pet owners are strictly liable for the damage their dogs cause.

Does The Breed Of The Dog Matter?

No. Breeds such as pit bulls are often associated with dog attacks, but any breed can cause injuries. Even a relatively shallow bite from a five-pound dog could result in a costly infection.

Do I Have To Have A Specific Injury To Have A Claim?

No. All injuries are potentially compensable by a personal injury claim. This includes scarring and disfigurement, psychological damage such as post-traumatic stress disorder, nerve damage and broken bones.

How Much Is My Case Worth?

Each and every case is different. In general, injuries to children result in larger settlements or jury verdicts, as the injuries are often more severe and the victim has more potential life to live with the effects.

How Can I Learn More?

The best way to get an idea of what your case may be worth or whether you have a viable claim is to get in touch with a lawyer. Contact my LA office for a free consultation.