Dog Bite Lawyers in Oakland
Have you been bitten by a dog in Oakland or any of the surrounding areas? Do you have medical bills for your injuries? Our Oakland dog bite lawyers are here to help you. Harris Personal Injury Lawyers is an award-winning law firm in the Bay Area and have represented dog bite victims against big insurance companies for over a decade.
Getting bitten or attacked by a dog can have an everlasting impact on your life. Dogs do not tend to be vicious creatures, but they are still animals. If not properly trained, dogs can attack when they feel threatened or are scared. It is your legal right to seek financial compensation for the injuries you have suffered. If you or a loved one have been injured by a dog in Oakland, please contact our Oakland law firm for a free case consultation in person or over the phone.
If You Have Been Bitten by a Dog:
Many dog bite victims come to us in confusion about what to do after they have been attacked by a dog. It is important to seek medical treatment right away. Getting proper care and diagnosis of your injury will be crucial to your case. It is also important to get an incident report or police report to document the attack. If possible get the dog owners’ contact information and collect any statements from nearby witnesses. Take photos of your injuries and call Harris Personal Injury for a free case consultation.
Dog Bite Law:
In California, law states that even if the dog owner is not around at the time of the attack, the owner could be still liable for their dog’s actions. The dog bite lawyers at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers know that there is not a one free bite rule in California, and we will aggressively fight for what you deserve.
Common Dog Bite Injuries:
It is unfortunate that dogs tend to bite children because of their size. Our dog bite attorneys have represented dog bite victims who have open wounds, hematomas, open wounds that likely turn into infections. Unfortunately, infections turn into longer hospitals stays and some require extensive surgeries. Sadly, dogs tend to bite faces, and scarring can brutal on the face. Many dog bite victims must get plastic surgery to reconstruct their open wounds.
How Much is My Dog Bite Worth?
Dog bites are terrible and traumatizing, however, there is no set price for a dog bite. There are multiple factors that are analyzed for the evaluation of the case. Dogs are usually under a home owners’ insurance policy. The available insurance is important for every case. Our dog bite attorneys will help demand for your past and future medical bills, we may demand lost wages, and seek damages for the pain and suffering you have endured.
Why Hire a Dog Bite Lawyer?
If you are considering hiring an attorney to handle your dog bite case, remember you will likely not receive a fair settlement for your injuries. It is important to know that some dog bite cases will require a jury trial, and you will need an attorney with trial experience. The legal team at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers not only have trial experience, but have a successful track record for dog bite cases and have won recovered six figure settlements for their clients. Our attorneys will fight for you. Contact us for a free case consultation in person or over the phone if you have been bitten by a dog. The last thing you should do is fight insurance companies alone. If you cannot make it into our office, we can come to you.
Managing Attorney, Ryan Harris, has been awarded: The Best Lawyers in America by US NEWS
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