Mission Viejo Dog Bite Injury Attorneys
Mission Viejo Dog Bite Attorneys
Our Mission Viejo dog bite lawyers have many decades of combined experience representing victims of personal injury. We have a track record of success in animal attack cases, and we can make sure your claim accounts for all the damages you may be owed. Even if you did everything right after the attack, the defense may still dispute the severity of your injuries or another aspect of your case. Our attorneys won’t let the opposing party take advantage of you, and we aren’t afraid to proceed to litigation if necessary. To speak with a member of our team in a free consultation, call 1-800-GO-HARRIS.
Can I Discuss the Attack on Social Media?
It’s best not to mention the attack online. In fact, you should avoid posting anything whatsoever on social media while your case is pending. This won’t be easy if you’re used to interacting with close friends and family online. Getting attacked and seriously injured by a dog is certainly a noteworthy event, but anything you post might be misrepresented by the opposing party to dispute your claim. For example, if you post a picture of you in the hospital, it might be used to dispute the severity or nature of your injuries. If someone publishes a photo of you out with friends, the insurer might say that you disobeyed your doctor by not resting and therefore should not receive compensation for 100 percent of your damages. If you discuss the details of what happened in a written post, the insurer might dispute liability or causation. Ultimately, the best way to prevent social media from hurting your case is to disable your accounts temporarily. You should also ask your connections not to post pictures of you or tag you in anything. If you aren’t willing to disable your accounts, you should at least decline any new connection requests, delete connections with people whom you do not recognize, and do not post anything about the attack, your injury, or the case in general. Besides using social media, there are a number of other mistakes you could make inadvertently that would derail your case. Our dog bite lawyers in Mission Viejo can explain these mistakes to you and help you make informed decisions so your case has the best possible chance of success.
Our Mission Viejo Dog Bite Attorneys Have Many Decades of Combined Experience
There are a few specific questions you should ask a dog bite attorney before hiring them for representation. One such question is, “How long have you been handling personal injury cases?” It takes many years of experience to develop a mastered understanding of the case law and statutes pertaining to dog bite lawsuits. Just because an attorney accepts these cases doesn’t mean they are able to provide exceptional representation. The lawyer you hire should be well-versed in the relevant procedures and should have a history of success in cases that are similar to yours. The dog bite attorneys at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers have many decades of combined experience. They know how to perform meticulous investigations and build a dog bite case so it is as strong as possible when the settlement negotiations begin. They also understand the most effective settlement negotiation tactics to use, and they won’t hesitate to file a lawsuit if the opposing party refuses to cooperate.
Terms to Know Before You Bring a Dog Bite Claim
One of the reasons why filing a personal injury claim can be so intimidating is because of the complicated legal jargon. If you’ve ever researched the case law, statutes, or procedures that pertain to your case, you may have felt overwhelmed by the flood of unfamiliar concepts. Fortunately, you won’t have to navigate the legal system alone once you hire an attorney from Harris Personal Injury Lawyers. Although our legal team will handle the logistics of your case, you may still find it helpful to learn the definitions of some terms you might encounter during the proceedings. Examples include.
- Strict Liability: This is a standard for imposing liability that does not require proof of negligence or intent. When a dog bites someone in California, the animal’s owner might be held strictly liable for the resulting damages.
- Compensatory Damages: These are the non-economic and economic losses incurred by the victim of a tort.
- Maximum Medical Improvement: This is a milestone in the healing process where a patient is not expected to recover any further. Depending on the circumstances, our Mission Viejo dog bite lawyers might advise you to wait until reaching MMI before we enter the settlement negotiations.
Call Us Today to Speak with a Mission Viejo Dog Bite Lawyer
- If you need legal assistance with a dog bite lawsuit, contact Harris Personal Injury Lawyers. You can call 1-800-GO-HARRIS to reach our 24-hour phoneline or send us a message on our
Contact Page to schedule a free consultation.