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Los Angeles County
Dog Bite Attorneys

Montevideo Law, PC, dba 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.

Holding a dog owner responsible

Although most states imposed a “one bite rule”, California is a strict liability state. Under the one bite rule, a dog owner is allowed to plead that it was the first time the dog ever bit somebody and they could do nothing to prevent it. But in California, a dog owner can be held responsible even if the dog has never bitten someone before or was not even known to be aggressive.

Visit our resource pages if you need to report a dog bite attack in Los Angeles County or Central California areas such as Santa Barbara.

Your Injuries Are Real and Together, A Los Angeles County Dog Bite Lawyer Can Help

The Center for Disease Control estimates that 4.5 million Americans suffer dog bites every year. But no matter how often they happen, dog bites still carry the risk of significant damage every single time. Even though it’s often difficult to accept, the friendliest dog can be a real danger to you or your kids. Dogs may bite when they are stressed or scared, and in some unfortunate cases they may do much more than bite. If you or your loved one has suffered injury from a dog bite, you should immediately contact a Los Angeles County dog bite lawyer. You could be entitled to compensation for your injuries.

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More than 1,000 Californians are forced to visit the emergency room due to dog bites every day. Although a bite from a small dog may not seem significant, it can pose serious health risks, especially if the dog has missed out on some vaccinations. Larger dogs can inflict a great deal of damage as well, including broken bones, deep puncture wounds, lacerations and infection. These will often lead to torn skin, loss of blood and terrible scars.

No matter how it occurred or from what size of dog, victims risk severe injury which often results in high medical bills and missed work. You should not have to suffer bodily and still suffer financially as well. If you have been injured in a dog bite attack, speak to our Los Angeles County dog bite lawyers immediately.

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

When we first meet, we will discuss all of 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.

Responsibility is not automatic though as you still have to show that the dog belonging to the owner was responsible for your injury. A plaintiff is usually required to prove that:

  • The dog belonged to the defendant
  • The dog involved caused the injury
  • The injury occurred in a public place or while the plaintiff was lawfully on private property

Proving all these facts is essential to a successful claim and to do that, you need the help of a Los Angeles County dog bite lawyer.

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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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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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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How a Los Angeles County Dog Bite Lawyer Can Help You

Our priority will be to insist on your rights and ensure you recover every single dime you are entitled to. When you contact us, our first priority will be to listen to your story, understand your concerns and expectations and help you draft a strategy to recover compensation. We will try to piece together incontrovertible evidence of how the injury occurred with the help of private investigators and other experts. We will do the following:

  • 1. Review the facts and circumstances
  • 2. Determine what insurance company should be responsible to compensate you
  • 3. We will put the insurance company on notice that you are represented by a trial attorney
  • 4. Keep insurance company from short changing you the full claim value
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We encourage you to contact our skilled lawyers today.We have helped many clients like you recover big wins, and we can do the same for you. We encourage you to review our track record and testimonials of our satisfied customers. You will see that we have the resources and experience to deliver fantastic results for you. Contact us today to get started.

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 (310) 504-1444 for a free consultation. We look forward to speaking with you.

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