It’s true that dogs can be man’s best friend. But on the rare occurrence that the animal you encounter is not friendly, the result may be a serious dog bite. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), approximately 4.5 million dog bites occur each year in the United States and children are among the most vulnerable. Almost one out of five bites will become infected. In California, a dog owner is held liable for a dog bite attack even if the dog has never bitten anyone. In these cases, it is beneficial to contact a skilled dog bite attorney.
Choosing a Dog Bite Attorney
A dog attack can be a traumatic and terrifying experience since many breeds of dogs can exert enormous amounts of pressure with their jaws. A dog bite might result in both serious physical and emotional wounds.
Handling a dog bite case can be a complex process and it is essential to seek representation from a skilled dog bite attorney without delay. A qualified lawyer will take immediate steps to prove your case:
- Gather and secure evidence
- Identify all witnesses
- Establish the animal’s ownership
- Identify other responsible parties
- Report the episode to animal control authorities
- Obtain an incident report
- Obtain relevant medical records
- Contact insurance companies and establish a claim
A competent attorney will pursue all available types of compensation on behalf of the victim including:
- Medical bills, current and future
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Punitive damages
- Medical monitoring
- Lifestyle changes
- Lifetime care and medical costs
Attorney Robert Finn has handled thousands of personal injury cases successfully, including numerous dog bite cases and achieved exceptional results for its clients.
If you or a loved one has been bitten, it is important to speak to a lawyer familiar with the laws in your city. Robert Finn serves clients in the communities of Bellflower, Cerritos, Compton, Cypress, Florence, Huntington Beach, Lakewood, Norwalk, Seal Beach, Signal Hill, Torrance, and Wilmington with one-on-one personal attention.
Mr. Finn takes these types of cases on a contingency fee basis. This means you don’t pay any fees for a dog bite attorney until your case is resolved. Call his office in Long Beach at 562-901-3388 today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your issues and put his 40 years of experience to work for you!