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Alameda County
Dog Bite Lawyer

Dog attacks and bites are common phenomena in Alameda County, CA. Thousands of people sustain physical injuries every year. Unfortunately, these injuries can be extensive, leading to hefty medical bills and, worst-case scenario, lifelong impairment or death.

Get fairly compensated for your injuries and damages.

If you believe a dog has harmed you with no fault of yours, work with an experienced Alameda County Dog Bite Lawyer to determine the legal recourse available to you. Animals, including domesticated dogs, can be unpredictable and attack or bite fiercely. Even a dog that looks friendly and shows no signs of aggression can act impulsively. The situation is concerning, and the injuries can be extremely excruciating.

After you are bitten or attacked by a dog, here are the three crucial steps you must take immediately for your safety and strengthen your defense in case you file a claim in the future. The number one concern with dog bites is the risk of infection. Even a seemingly mild nip can have a serious impact later. So, you must immediately seek medical assistance to check the seriousness of your injury. If on private property, wash the wound, apply an antiseptic ointment, and wrap a sterile bandage.

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If you or a loved one were involved in a dog bite case, it is best to seek expert assistance to recover your damages. This is especially true when the owner seems to skip their liability. At Dog Bite Law Group, we are intimately familiar with Alameda County dog bite laws and the rules that apply when the victim is a child.

How the Law Regards Dog Bites In Alameda

When you hire a Dog Bite Law Group attorney, they will thoroughly investigate the facts of your case, work closely with eyewitnesses (including medical staff), and fight for your deserved compensation.

Contact us for a free initial consultation. We are available by appointment and can also travel to your location in case of hospitalization. You can also visit our resource page if you need to report a dog bite attack in Alameda County.

What To Do After a Dog Bite

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


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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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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John Michael Montevideo

John Michael Montevideo works tirelessly to help people like you. His practice is dedicated to carefully reviewing his clients’ stories and seeking to bring fulfill the justices wronging them. He is the Senior Trial Attorney and Founder of the Dog Bite Law Group.

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When an individual has experienced a dog bite and as a result, suffered harm, John Michael's practice promptly and efficiently protects their rights.

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What Compensation Can Be Recovered from an Alameda County Dog Bite Injury Claim?

Fearful, startled, and injured dogs can bite. When they are scared, they may not want to be approached

If you still do, despite being warned and the dog bites, your chances of receiving compensation may be slim. But if the dog bites accidentally, without the owner’s knowledge, or out of negligence, and the attack could have been prevented, you can file a claim to recoup any of your losses arising out of the incident.

    Your compensation will depend on the facts of the case, how well your attorney negotiates, and what the jury finally determines. Our Alameda County dog bite attorney can help you!

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Generally, you can recover certain damages in regards to dog bites

Economic Damages – These damages, including medical expenses, lost income, reduced earning capacity, and damaged property, are formulated to help the victim get to their original circumstances.
Non-Economic Damages – These damages account for pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of consortium, disability, and disfigurement due to the attack.
Punitive Damages – Also called exemplary damages, these help punish the defendant whose conduct is considered intentional or negligent.

However, if the dog owner is known to you, it is suggested to sort the matter amongst yourselves and avoid taking the case to court. You can still hire an attorney and request an out-of-court settlement.

Record the Case Details

Note all details of the dog that bit you. This can be helpful if the dog is unidentified. If it has an owner, take the owner’s information as well as their insurance coverage. You must also take pictures of the location and your injuries. All of this can be useful when pursuing a claim for compensation of your damages.

Seek Legal Help From Our Alameda County Dog Bite Lawyer

California is a “strict liability” state, and if you are attacked/ bitten by a dog, provided you weren’t trespassing, you can recover reasonable damages. If you do not know the owner, or they seem to avoid taking responsibility for the attack, and your injuries are serious, legal protections are available to you. Hire an Alameda County dog bite lawyer to fight for your rights. Schedule a consultation with a Dog Bite Law Group attorney for better assistance on your case.

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