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While a dog may be a man’s best friend, these softies can unexpectedly bite or knock down a person without provocation. In East Bay, dog bite cases are on the rise. Even seemingly friendly pets can cause serious harm, including scars and trauma. Because dogs can be impulsive, you can never expect a bite. By the time you can do anything to defend yourself, you may have sustained injuries.
Ideally, if a dog bites you, the owner must compensate for your damages. Seek legal representation from our East Bay dog bite lawyers as these cases can be complex and time-taking, and you might not want to settle for an unreasonable compensationClick here
A dog bite can be a frightening incident leading to serious physical injuries and mental trauma. Children and vulnerable adults are particularly susceptible to an attack and can suffer from extreme distress. If you or anyone you know were involved in a dog bite case in the East Bay area, and you believe it was a negligent act, our East Bay dog bite lawyers may be able to help you recoup your damages. The attorneys at Dog Bite Law Group are skilled and capable of representing animal attack victims and protecting their financial entitlements to get the resolution they deserve. Get in touch with us to know more about the personal injury litigation cases we handle and our expertise in representing victims in all circumstances.
There are a number of reasons why dogs bite. In some cases, they bite out of fear to defend themselves, whereas in others, to protect their owners. No matter what, dog bite cases are prevalent countrywide. However, owners are strictly liable for any injuries caused, provided the victim wasn’t trespassing.
Besides, you have limited time to file a dog bite injury claim. So, make sure you do that as soon as possible, or it can be challenging to prove negligence.
These are the first three things you need to do immediately after a dog bite attack.
Your health is the most important thing. Be sure to get access to the best doctors and treatment right away.Read more
Immediately preserve the evidence you’ll need to prove what happened to you: contact info, photos, insurance information and reports.Read more
Call attorney John Montevideo. Discuss your case with him directly, not an intake person or paralegal.Read more
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Lead Trial Attorney
Below are links to detailed information about legal questions following a dog bite attack.
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.
When an individual has experienced a dog bite and as a result, suffered harm, John Michael's practice promptly and efficiently protects their rights.Read more
Broadly speaking, you may be entitled to economic and non-economic damages resulting from direct consequences.
You can also file for punitive damages considering you can prove recklessness or malicious conduct of the dog owner to cause harm. Here, working with a skilled attorney acts in your best interest.
If you have been injured by a dog bite, and after seeking medical care, you'll want the legal advice a skilled dog bite attorney has to offer. At the Dog Bite Law Group, we will evaluate your case to be sure you get the best possible outcome in your claim.
The defendant’s insurance company will do everything possible to reduce your deserved damages and want you to settle for less. An East Bay dog bite lawyer will gather all evidence and set the record straight to recoup your losses. Contact the Dog Bite Law Group attorneys to schedule a free consultation and see how we can help you with your case.
If you are bleeding profusely or are in pain, call 911 right away. Dog bites can result in deeper wounds – take them seriously, no matter how trivial they look. If a dog sticks its teeth in your skin, we suggest you see a doctor for proper treatment.
Dogs are one of the most adored pets in society. But what if those lovable and cuddly creatures attack and bite someone? According to the CDC, there are more than 4.5 million dog bite cases every year in the United States. It is highly likely that you, too, might have been a victim of one. So it only helps to understand what you must do to handle the case as calmly and responsibly as possible. Be sure to take the proper steps after being attacked by a dog in the East Bay area or anywhere in California.
To get the ball rolling in your case, it is best to seek legal assistance to recover any damages arising out of the attack. Consult someone with experience in handling dog bite cases. Until then, do not talk to anyone about the incident; you can risk your chances of obtaining fair compensation.