Santa Maria Dog Bite Lawyers
It is the dog owners’ duty to properly train their animals and dogs. However, untrained dogs still bite when they are scared and feel threatened. Our Santa Maria dog bite attorneys have represented many dog bite victims in Santa Maria and throughout the Central Coast. It is your right to seek financial compensation for experiencing a traumatic dog bite attack. Children tend to get bitten by dogs because they are smaller in size. If you, a loved one, or your child has been bitten by a dog in the Santa Maria area, please contact one of our personal injury lawyers for a free case consultation.
Dog Bite Law
In California, the 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 fight for you.
Common Dog Bite Injuries:
Our dog and animal bite lawyers have represented injured victims who have suffered minor to major injuries from dog attacks or animal bites… It is extremely likely that once someone gets bitten by a dog, the open wound turns into an infection. Infections can lead to major surgeries and longer hospital stays. Sometimes dog bites require plastic surgery for a full recovery.
- Open wounds
The Price of a Dog Bite:
Every injury is different, and every dog bite outcome will be different. There is no set price for any given injury. Additionally, there are many factors and variables that go into the evaluation of your dog bite claim. The dog owners’ available insurance is crucial to any dog bite case. Our dog bite attorneys will analyze your medical bills; past and future, we will demand lost wages and or your future earnings, and inevitably we will help seek damages for the pain and suffering you’ve endured.
Hiring a Dog Bite Lawyer in Santa Maria
If you are still considering hiring a dog bite lawyer to negotiate your compensation, then you need to know that you will likely not receive comparable compensation for your injury. Most dog bite cases go straight into litigation may require a jury trial. Our trial attorneys at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers have over a decade of experience fighting for injured victims. We have successfully represented 5,000 clients and recovered over $300,000,000 for our injured clients. Our dog bite attorneys will defend your rights when dogs’ owners were negligent and left you or a loved one in pain.
After Getting Bit by a Dog
If you have been bitten by a dog, you must:
- Seek medical treatment immediately
- Retain incident report or police report
- Get dog owners’ contact information and homeowners’ insurance information if possible
- Collect witness statements and contact information
- Take photos of the bite
- Call Harris Personal Injury Lawyers for a free case consultation
At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we offer a free consultation in person or over the phone for an injured victim. The last thing you should do is fight insurance companies alone. If you cannot make it into our office, we can come to you.