California Dog Bite Lawyers

Our California Dog Bite Lawyers Investigate Claims

Dog bite statistics reveal how common animal attacks can be and, unfortunately, California is the leader in this trend.

A Los Angeles Times study shows that cost of dog bite attacks in California reached $64.7 million in 2014. Additionally, the number of fatalities from dog attacks is rising.

Since these attacks usually involve children who are injured on the dog owner’s premises, dog bite lawsuits can be extremely emotional. Often, the dog owner is a neighbor, friend or family member.

As a result, you may feel pressured to avoid filing a dog bite claim for fear of ruining a close relationship. However, in most cases, you can collect much-needed compensation through an insurance claim.

If you have questions, then our California dog bite lawyers can help you avoid broken relationships while still getting the compensation you deserve.

Ultimately, dog owners have a responsibility to control their pets and protect innocent people from harm.

Our California dog bite lawyers can investigate the details of your accident and discover what evidence can help support your claim. At the Solano County law firm of Wells Call Injury Lawyers, we have the experience you need.

We have recovered hundreds of millions for past clients in a wide array of personal injury cases, including premises liability claims for dog bites.

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$4,500,000.00 Verdict Personal Injury | 2 Fingers Amputated
$1,500,000.00 Settlement Car Accident | Reckless Driving, Neck Injury
$1,450,000.00 Settlement Wrongful Death | Tree Fell Onto Roadway
$800,000.00 Settlement Car Accident | Rear-End Collision, Fractured Spine
$650,000.00 Settlement Motorcycle Accident | Broken Bones & Brain Injury
$575,000.00 Settlement Bicycle Accident | Struck by Vehicle
$550,000.00 Settlement Pedestrian Accident | Struck by Vehicle at Car Wash
$500,000.00 Settlement Bicycle Accident | Hit by Driver, Broken Ankle
$450,000.00 Settlement Personal Injury | Medical Transport Company Failed to Secure Passenger in Wheelchair, Broken Leg
$450,000.00 Settlement Motorcycle Accident | Broken Foot
$410,000.00 Settlement Premises Liability | Fall Through Rotted Stairs
$350,000.00 Settlement Pedestrian Accident | Crosswalk Injury
$300,000.00 Settlement Pedestrian Accident | Struck by Car, Broken Leg
$300,000.00 Settlement Car Accident | Unsafe Lane Change, Broken Wrist, PTSD
$300,000.00 Settlement Pedestrian Accident | Poorly Designed Parking Lot, Broken Leg
$296,000.00 Settlement Car Accident | T-Boned, Neck Fracture
$225,000.00 Settlement Premises Liability | Fall on Business Property, 2 Broken Wrists
$215,000.00 Settlement Car Accident | Rear-End Collision, Back Injury
$195,000.00 Settlement Premises Liability | Trip on Dangerous Sidewalk, Broken Ankle
$178,000.00 Settlement Premises Liability | Fall Through Rental Property Deck, Knee Injury
$175,000.00 Settlement Premises Liability | Faulty Business Roof Hatch, Injury
$175,000.00 Settlement Pedestrian Accident | Gas Station Attendant Struck by Customer's Car
$175,000.00 Settlement Personal Injury | Medical Transport Company Failed to Secure Passenger in Wheelchair
$150,000.00 Settlement Car Accident | Dangerous Freeway Driver, Fractured Ribs & Back Injury
$150,000.00 Settlement Personal Injury | Claim Against Dialysis Center
$135,000.00 Settlement Premises Liability | Icy Sidewalk Fall, Torn Rotator Cuff
$115,000.00 Settlement Premises Liability | Slippery Event Center Floor, Knee Injury
$115,000.00 Settlement Pedestrian Accident | Crosswalk Knee Injury
$100,000.00 Policy Limits Settlement Car Accident | Auto Collision, Soft Tissue Neck & Back Injuries
$100,000.00 Settlement Auto Accident | Drunk Driver, Torn Rotator Cuff
$100,000.00 Settlement Personal Injury | Truck Driver Assaulted at Loading Doc
$90,000.00 Settlement Auto Accident | Poorly Parked Truck in Road, Broken Hand
$90,000.00 Settlement Premises Liability | Dangerous School Sidewalk, Broken Finger
$90,000.00 Settlement Premises Liability | Poorly Installed Carpet on Apartment Stairs
$77,500.00 Settlement Premises Liability | Misleveled Elevator, Injury
$75,000.00 Settlement Premises Liability | Dangerous Condition at Home Improvement Store
$70,000.00 Settlement Product Liability | Fall from Defective Knee Walker
$50,000.00 Settlement Product Liability | Defective Barstool, Broken Arm
$35,000.00 Settlement Personal Injury | Nurse Spilled Hot Water on Toddler, Burns
$30,000.00 Settlement Personal Injury | Unsafe Park Table, Leg Injury
$30,000.00 Settlement Personal Injury | Improper Playground Supervision, Child Injured

Hundreds of Millions Recovered

And 40 Years in Practice The case results listed are actual settlement and verdict results from cases recently handled by us. Because the facts and circumstances of every case are different, the results of other cases are not a guarantee of similar results in other cases. The results below do not include all cases, but they include a sample of different types of cases and show how much those results can vary.

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What Are the Consequences of a Dog Bite or Dog Attack in California?

Not all dog bites or attacks are serious. Some people do not require medical care in emergency rooms.

However, as we stated, the CDC’s estimates suggest that one in five dog bite victims require medical care. Many of those victims are children and seniors.

The possible consequences of a dog bite or dog attack include:

  • Infection. This is one of the most common health risks associated with dog bites. In the worst-case scenarios, infections can lead to other major health problems, such as organ failure, tissue death and amputation.
  • Disfigurement. Dog bite and attack victims can suffer soft tissue damage and disfigurement. This type of injury can also compound the mental health conditions that may occur after a dog bite or dog attack.
  • Mental health conditions. Dog bite victims, especially children, can suffer from mental health conditions for years after the attack. Post-traumatic stress disorder, also called PTSD, is a possible health outcome after a dog bite or attack.

The injuries listed above can cost a person millions of dollars in damages over the course of a lifetime. For instance, someone with severe disfigurement is going to have a more difficult time finding and maintaining employment.

Attack survivors may also suffer medical bills due to their injuries.

Who Is Responsible For a Dog Bite According to California Law?

A dog attack claim can be as involved and complex as a car accident claim, depending on the circumstances. However, unlike some other states, California’s dog bite law is relatively straightforward.

There is no “one-bite rule,” which generally absolves a pet owner from liability if the animal had no history of violence. Instead, California law follows the doctrine of strict liability for dog bite claims.

This means that the pet owner is liable for any injuries and damages caused by their pet as long as a few conditions are met.

These are:

  • The owner’s dog bit you. Strict liability applies only to bite cases – if someone’s pet harmed you by jumping up and knocking you over, for example, then you would have to prove negligence for a successful claim. However, a bite, even a bite that does not pierce the skin, does not require that you demonstrate that the owner was negligent.
  • The bite happened in a public place or while you were legally on private property.

Even if strict liability does not apply to your particular case, the dog owner may still be liable for your injuries and damages.

Always contact a qualified California dog bite lawyers for advice about your unique situation.

What Compensation Can a Dog Bite Attorney Pursue in California?

Often, victims of dog attacks are children. In addition to being emotionally traumatizing, the incident often results in severe physical injuries and disfigurement.

A child’s face is often at the same level as a dog’s muzzle. As a result, there is ample opportunity for the animal’s teeth to do serious damage.

Our attorneys have decades of experience representing the victims of dog bites and dog attacks. We can fight for the compensation your child needs for medical care and psychological counseling.

Generally, we pursue compensation for medical tests, ER visits, surgeries, loss of earnings, and pain and suffering. However, we can also pursue the money he or she will need for any future reconstructive surgery.

Doctors may recommend waiting until your child reaches a certain age before performing plastic surgery. That is why it is so important to obtain the money now that your child may require down the road.

When you file a dog bite injury claim, you are not requesting money from the dog’s owner. As a rule, you are pursuing money from his or her insurance company.

Thus, even if your injuries were caused by a friend or family member’s dog, you should pursue compensation. However, negotiating with insurance companies can be difficult.

A California dog attack lawyer can handle all the details to process your claim as quickly as possible. In most cases, we can negotiate a settlement, which means you would not even need to go to court.

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Consult Our California Dog Bite Lawyers for a Free Consultation

The lawyers at Wells Call Injury Lawyers can help you determine your possible legal options after a dog bite or attack.

We offer free consultations and take cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning you do not owe fees unless we recover compensation.

To schedule a free consultation, call us at (707) 243-8595or use our online case review form.