San Bernardino Dog Bite Attorney
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Dog Bite Law Firm in San Bernardino
If you have been bitten or attacked by a dog, you may receive financial compensation. Our law firm represents victims. We can bring your claim and negotiate your compensation.
How Our San Bernardino Dog Bite Lawyers Can Help
A dog bite lawyer can help you get the compensation you deserve following a bite or attack. Here are some of the ways we can help you:
- Preserving the evidence and building your case
- Determining what monetary compensation you deserve for your dog bite claim
- Building your case to maximize your payment
- Finding insurance policies that may pay compensation
- Evaluating the basis for your claim whether it is strict liability, negligence or another basis
- Negotiating your payment amount
- Bringing a formal case, if necessary
- Making the process as simple as possible
As your San Bernardino dog bite lawyer, we are your representative, advocate and guide. Dog bites can cause serious injuries. It’s our goal to minimize the stress of the case while you focus on your recovery.
To learn more and begin your case, contact us for your consultation.
No fee unless we win
At LA Century Law, we represent you with no fee unless we win your case. We’ve collected millions for our clients. We’re ready to make you another success story. That’s why we represent you with a guarantee that you won’t pay for our services unless you receive monetary compensation.
Get Compensated with Help from a Dog Bite Attorney
Dog bites often cause serious injury. Victims may suffer:
- Soft tissue damage
- Broken bones
- Organ damage
- Scars, permanent disfigurement
- Paralysis, loss of body function
- Pain, emotional anguish
- Wrongful death
A dog bite can harm the victim for months and even years to come. Healing can take significant time. Scars and disfigurement may be permanent.
A victim can receive compensation that accounts for these harms. Compensation may include pain and suffering. It may reflect the permanency of injuries.
Don’t settle for less than your case is worth. As San Bernardino dog bite attorneys, we fully explore your damages and make every effort to see that you are fully compensated.
Dog Bite Attorney Representing Adults and Children
We are attorneys for adults and children who have been harmed by a dog bite. Significant injuries can occur regardless of the victim’s age. We will fight to protect your rights.
What if the dog owner is a friend or family member?
Often, dog bite victims are hesitant to seek monetary relief. They may say that the dog owner is a friend or family member, and they don’t want them to pay. However, many dog bite claims are paid through insurance proceeds. The animal owner may not personally pay damages.
We invite you to contact us for a consultation. We can answer your questions about how the claim process works.
Dedicated & Determined Legal Representation
At LA Century Law, we see ourselves as a family. Our clients are an extension of that family. We are a premier injury and accident law firm, handling dog bite cases in the San Bernardino area. Come see why LA Century Law has been named one of the fastest-growing law firms by Law Firm 500.
It’s easy to work with us. We do everything we can to carry the burden of the legal process so that you can focus on your recovery. Suffering injury from a dog bite can be a life-changing experience. We take your case seriously. We intend to see you receive a fair monetary payment for what has occurred.
Talk to a San Bernardino Dog Bite Attorney
There’s no cost to talk to a San Bernardino dog bite attorney at LA Century Law. Contact us to talk about your case. Learn how we can help you and what your case might be worth. Ask any questions you have.
We can start representing you today. Call or message us now.
San Bernardino Dog Bite Claim FAQs
Is there an average dog bite settlement in California?
State Farm Insurance reports paying an average of $63,926 to resolve dog bite claims in 2022. Individual settlements are not typically made public. So, the average among all claimants is not clear. What’s important to each victim is that they receive the settlement that reflects their individual damages.
Can I sue for a fatal dog attack?
If a fatal dog attack occurs when the victim is in a public place or lawfully in a private place, you can likely sue. The case will be a wrongful death case, but California’s strict liability dog bite law will apply.
Do I have a case if a dog knocked me down?
You may have a case if a dog knocked you down and caused injuries. California’s strict liability for dogs only covers dog bites, so you’ll have to show that the owner was negligent in some way. For example, if a dog runs into traffic and causes a car or bicycle collision, knocking you down, you may have a case.
Is my case serious enough to get a dog bite attorney?
If you received medical attention, it may be worth getting a dog bite attorney. With non-economic damages and future damages available in California, many clients are truly surprised at their potential case value. Our lawyers can give you an honest assessment of your case.
Does San Bernardino have a dog leash law?
San Bernardino County Code § 32.0108 requires owners to prevent their pets from running at large in a public or private place without the consent of the owner or person in control of the property. A person may not lawfully bring their dog from their property unless the dog is on a leash or otherwise restrained.
Does California have a one-bite rule for dogs?
California has abolished the one-bite rule for dogs by passing a strict liability law, California Code, Civ. Code § 3342. The law says that a dog owner is liable regardless of the animal’s former viciousness or the owner’s knowledge of its propensity to bite. While the one-bite rule shields a dog owner from liability the first time their animal bites, it is not a law in California.
Even though California has strict liability for dog bites, are there defenses that apply?
A defense to a dog bite claim in California may be that the victim was trespassing or that they provoked the dog. Our lawyers can help you fight this kind of defense if it is raised in your case.