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La Jolla Dog Bite Attorneys
If you have been bitten by a dog or another domesticated animal, reach out to our La Jolla dog bite lawyers. We are experienced in holding dog owners responsible for injuries their animals cause and can help you pursue the highest amount of financial compensation available to you through either an insurance claim or the litigation process (or, sometimes, both). To speak with us about your options, call us at 1-800-GO-HARRIS. We offer free, no-risk consultations, so you have nothing to lose by contacting us.
Our La Jolla Dog Bite Lawyers Will Thoroughly Investigate Your Case.
When you contact us about your dog bite injury, we will immediately get to work. First, we will investigate your case, looking for evidence to support your claim.
The first steps in any dog bite case involve identifying the dog that attacked you, locating liable parties, and uncovering the dog’s history of harming other individuals. These factors can help us determine the best case strategy moving forward.
What to Do After A Dog Attack
- Take photos of the dog.
- Capture photos or videos of your injuries.
- Seek medical treatment for your wounds.
- Locate the dog’s owner or handler.
- Speak with eyewitnesses.
- Contact a La Jolla dog bite lawyer for legal counsel.
California Dog Owners Are Strictly Liable for Injuries Their Animals Cause.
California law recognizes the doctrine of “strict liability” in dog bites cases. This means that as the injured party, you do not need to prove that the dog’s owner or handler acted negligently. Generally, the specific breed of the dog, the dog’s history of violence, and the owner’s awareness of the dog’s dangerous proclivities will be irrelevant.
To prove a case for strict liability, you will need to show that you were either present on public property or lawfully on private property at the time of the attack. If you were trespassing when you were bitten, your claim will be more difficult. Additionally, you may need to show that you did not contribute to your injuries by antagonizing or harassing the animal.
No matter the circumstances, you should always sit down with a dog bite lawyer to discuss your options.
Our experienced La Jolla dog bite lawyers can help you prove:
- That the other party owned the dog;
- That the attack occurred while you were lawfully present on property; and
- That you suffered serious injuries as a result.
Discuss Your Claim with a La Jolla Dog Bite Lawyer Today!
At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we have recovered more than $300 million for our clients, a large portion of which has been in dog bite cases. We are here to answer your questions and begin pursuing a claim on your behalf for your dog bite injury. With our long history of success and in-depth knowledge of relevant law, our team can guide you throughout each stage of your case, from the initial filing to either settlement or verdict.
Schedule a low-risk consultation today by calling 1-800-GO-Harris or by sending us a message online. Someone is available to take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and we will come to you if you are unable to travel.