Get The Compensation You Need After A Dog Bite
A dog bite injury may create an obvious medical emergency, but sometimes it causes invisible damage, too. The wound may heal with proper treatment, but you will also need close monitoring to deal with delayed effects, such as:
- A serious infection that may not show up immediately but may cause great harm
- A need for plastic surgery in the future, not just right away – especially for children
- Development of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that leaves some dog bite sufferers struggling to cope for a very long time
For these clinical reasons, we, the personal injury attorneys at Law Offices of Andrew B. Shin, urge you to contact a lawyer as soon as possible after a dog bite has broken the skin. Even if you do not file a damage claim against the dog’s owner or a property owner, you can gather valuable information at no charge at a free consultation with one of our San Jose-based attorneys.
‘How Will I Be Compensated?’
Some people don’t want to bring legal action after a dog bite when the dog’s owner or the property owner where they were attacked is a friend or family member. “I don’t want to sue my best friend/brother/neighbor,” they tell us.
In fact, however, filing an injury claim or lawsuit against a responsible party usually makes the most sense. Many claims are resolved through homeowners insurance or other applicable insurance policies. Social connections do not need to be a barrier to recovering the compensation you need.
California dog bite laws do not require you to prove that a dog’s owner was at fault. Rather, a dog’s owner is responsible through “strict liability” in a civil lawsuit. Insurance policies covering dogs’ owners apply whether or not the animal has bitten anyone else before. The owner did not have to believe the animal was dangerous to be responsible for compensating the injured person.
Schedule A Free Consultation To Discuss Your Dog Bite Case
Our San Jose-based lawyers are compassionate and determined to help people obtain compensation for serious injuries when animals have attacked an adult or child. Call 408-341-6025 or send an email message through this website for a prompt response.
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