Dog Bites and Your Personal Injury Rights

We Maximize Dog Bite Injury Financial Recovery

In California, animal owners are responsible for their animals. This is true for dog owners as well as owners of wild animals — such as lions, snakes or horses used for commercial or entertainment purposes.

Some common breeds of dogs that may be susceptible to attack are Pit Bulls, Rottweiler, Doberman Pinscher, German Shepherds and Labrador Retrievers.

A person who suffers dog bites has the right to seek compensation from the dog owner. There are limited exceptions to this rule under California law. For example, there may be a bar to financial recovery if the dog bite victim expressly provoked the dog into attacking.

But in almost all cases, the dog owner is financially and legally responsible for injuries caused if their dog attacks and bites an adult or child.

Dedicated Representation from Bender & Gritz, APLC

Dog bites can result in severe injuries — especially to the hands and face. Recovering from dog bites often requires one or more surgeries to minimize or prevent serious scarring or disfigurement. Dog attacks often also cause short-term or long-term psychological trauma, especially when the dog bite victim is a child.

At Bender & Gritz, our goal is to recover the highest possible amount of financial compensation for victims of dog bites or animal attacks.

We work with a variety of expert witnesses to calculate:

  • The amount of wages lost due to time off work
  • The dollar value of unpaid medical bills
  • The cost of any future medical care such as surgeries or psychological counseling
  • The dollar value for the victim's pain and suffering

Results

$250,000 Settlement: We recently recovered a $250,000 settlement for a 50-year-old woman who incurred back injuries and facial scarring after being attacked by a pit bull dog.

Please read more about past verdicts and settlements we have achieved for our clients in personal injury cases.

Consult a Lawyer at Bender & Gritz ● No Recovery, No Fee

From our office in San Diego, we represent injury victims throughout Southern California communities such as Encinitas, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Lucadia, Cardiff by the Sea, Oceanside, and Carlsbad.

We handle all injury cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that our clients pay no attorneys' fees in advance. We only collect our fees if and when we achieve a settlement or jury award on your behalf.

To make an appointment, call us at 619-618-2988, toll-free 866-603-7941, or send us an e-mail.

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