Cupertino Dog Bite Attorneys
Cupertino Dog Bite Attorneys
After a dog attack, you may be able to pursue compensation for your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and emotional scarring. Our dog bite lawyers have years of experience representing dog bite victims in California and we will work to ensure that you understand every step of the claims process. When you contact us about your dog bite injury, we will immediately get to work investigating your case. We will work with you to identify the dog that attacked you, locate any liable parties, and uncover the dog’s history of harming other individuals. These factors can help us determine the best strategy.
Understanding California Dog Bite Law
Dog owners in California are “strictly liable” for injuries that their animals cause. This means that as a dog bite victim, you do not need to prove fault by the dog owner. Rather, you simply need to show that the dog attacked you, you were injured, and the person you were suing had control of the dog at the time of the incident. Strict liability applies whether you were attacked in a public place or on private property. The dog’s breed or lineage, its violent (or non-violent) nature, and its history of past attacks are irrelevant.
What About Police Dogs?
The law protects police dogs in some situations, preventing victims from holding the dog liable for bites or injuries sustained in an attack. However, the dog must be “on duty” for those special protections to apply. In other words, if a police dog attacks you while it is off duty, California’s strict liability law applies. Before moving forward with a claim, you need to understand the nuances of your situation that may affect the law that applies. As such, seek the highest-quality legal representation before you attempt to negotiate with a liable party or insurance company.
Compensation for Dog Bites in Cupertino
Before you speak with an insurance adjuster, contact a personal injury attorney to discuss your claim. Additionally, never sign any paperwork or agree to any settlement or agreement with the owner before first speaking with one of our attorneys. Our team collectively has years of experience representing victims of dog bites in insurance claims, and as such, are positioned to help you walk away with the compensation you deserve. Our attorneys are experienced in representing clients who were the victims of dog bite attacks through both insurance claims and in personal injury lawsuits. If you’ve suffered from dog bite injuries, it is possible to receive compensation for:
- Past and future medical expenses;
- Lost wages;
- Reduced earning capacity;
- Pain and suffering;
- Emotional distress;
- Disability; and
- Loss of enjoyment of life.
Discuss Your Claim with A Cupertino Dog Bite Lawyer Today!
With our history of success in dog bite cases, our dog bite lawyers can ensure you are well-represented throughout each stage of your case. Schedule a free consultation today by calling 1-800-GO-Harris or by sending us a message online.