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California
Dog Bite Attorneys

The Dog Bite Law Group is an experienced dog bite law firm serving you locally in California. If you’ve been bitten or attacked by a dog, we would be happy to speak with you about your case and discuss your legal options. We will help you get medical treatment and receive compensation for your injuries.

Your Injuries Are Real and Together, We Can Do Something About It

Being involved in a dog bite attack is a traumatic experience that takes its toll physically, emotionally and financially. Despite this reality, most dog bites (4.7 million in the United States annually) go unreported and the victims are not compensated for their injuries. Even when cases are reported to insurance companies, they usually offer the victims only 10 or 20% of the total value of their damages because they’re not represented. This happens regularly because folks don’t realize they can bring a claim, don’t know how to properly document or prove their claim and lack the leverage and risk a dog bite trial attorney brings to the table.

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Immediate action is crucial in a dog bite or attack case in order to protect your legal rights. We’ve been helping victims of these attacks for years. We fully understand the chaotic nature of the immediate aftermath of an attack. Our first concern always is your health and safety. That’s what’s irreplaceable. We’ll immediately get you appointments with the best doctors to treat your injuries, send out private investigators to photograph the scene and speak with witnesses, contact police and animal control to get reports, contact the insurance company to determine the insurance policy limits and put them on notice that you are represented by a trial attorney.

We’ve earned results ranging from the tens of thousands to the millions.

At our first meeting we’ll talk about your concerns, what happened, and devise a plan tailored to your case. We’ll address fears of a claim effecting relationships and what is involved in the process. We will also discuss potential injuries such as medical treatment for scarring, infection of wounds, orthopedic, nerve damage, plastic surgery, psychological injuries, lost wages and the total impact on your life, now and in the future.

What To Do After a Dog Bite

These are the first three things you need to do immediately after a dog bite attack.

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Get Medical Treatment Immediately

Your health is the most important thing. Be sure to get access to the best doctors and treatment right away.

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2

Collect all the necessary evidence

Immediately preserve the evidence you’ll need to prove what happened to you: contact info, photos, insurance information and reports.

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Do your homework on your legal rights. Call an attorney.

Call attorney John Montevideo. Discuss your case with him directly, not an intake person or paralegal.

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Recent Case Results

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Traumatic Brain Injury
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I started this firm to help people. You’ve found us for a reason, we will help you. It seems dark right now, but I promise you there is light at the end of the tunnel. We're in this together.

John Michael Montevideo
Lead Trial Attorney

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Dog Bite Law Group
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John Michael Montevideo

John Michael Montevideo became a trial attorney to help people. He dedicates his practice to sharing his clients’ stories and bringing them justice for the wrongs committed against them. He is Founder and Senior Trial Attorney of the Dog Bite Law Group.

Righting Wrongs

John Michael’s practice involves protecting the rights of those who have suffered harm as a result of a dog bite or attack.

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We Love Dogs, But When They Get Out Of Control, People Get Hurt

According to the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, more than 38,000 people reported to emergency rooms in California because of dog bites in 2015 alone. That number has been trending steadily upward for several years. California is what is known as a “strict liability” state. That means if a person owns (or is responsible for) the dog and the dog bites someone absent some exceptions, that dog owner will likely be liable for damages regardless if the dog has bitten someone in the past or is classified as vicious or potentially dangerous. In a California Dog Bite case we must prove the following elements to win our case:

  • 1. The defendant owned the dog that allegedly bit the plaintiff.
  • 2. The dog bit the plaintiff when the plaintiff was in a public place or lawfully on private property.
  • 3. The plaintiff suffered harm.
  • 4. The defendant’s dog was a substantial factor in causing that harm.
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We encourage you to review our case results ranging from 5-8 figures and client testimonials about their experience and success with our firm. We are an award-winning firm with trial verdicts and fantastic settlements on behalf of our clients. As our track records shows, we’re leaders in the legal community and proud supporters/volunteers of non-profits like Second Harvest Food Bank and The Ecology Center meeting the needs of our local community.

There are no fees unless we win. We’re in this together.

“Do I owe any money if my case doesn’t recover anything?” Absolutely not. If you hire the Dog Bite Law Group and we don’t recover money for you on your case, you owe us absolutely nothing. When you retain us, we operate on a contingency fee. What that means is for our legal work, we get a percentage of the recovery that we get for you. If there is no recovery, then there is no fee owed and you owe us nothing.

Protect Yourself and Get Peace of Mind: Give Us A Call

Contact our experienced and dedicated California dog bite lawyers for immediate help. Call (949) 404-4455 for a free consultation. We look forward to speaking with you.

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