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San Bernardino 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.

When Injuries Are Real, Our San Bernardino County Dog Bite Lawyer Can Help

We all love dogs, but when they get out of control, terrible things happen. Dogs may be man’s best friend, but it is a relationship that can unfortunately turn sour suddenly, causing hurt and suffering. Some dogs can be dangerous because they are unpredictable and territorial, yet many others cause injury all because of a simple lack of oversight. Regardless of the breed, dog bite incidents can cause painful injuries, permanent scars, disfigurement and emotional distress.

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You should not be left struggling with the aftermath of a dog bite incident on your own. You deserve to be compensated and we are here to ensure that you receive full and fair damages for your injuries. We have represented clients from all over San Bernardino County and California. Like you, they understand that their rights have been violated but do not know how to enforce these rights and recover compensation.

When you contact our San Bernardino County dog bite lawyers, we listen carefully to your story and help you understand your possible options for compensation. In dog bite cases such as these, compensation is usually paid out of the dog owner’s homeowners’ insurance policy. But dealing with insurance companies can be extremely tricky as they would much rather make you a low-ball offer, especially if you are unrepresented.

Our priority will be to see that you are properly compensated for your injuries.

We will put the insurance company on notice that you are represented by a trial attorney and take all necessary steps to help strengthen your case. This will include retaining the services of experts such as private investigators who will take photographs of the scene.

Immediately after a dog bite, your first priority should be getting medical care. But after that, you should start thinking about your legal options. If you have suffered from a dog bite injury, call our San Bernardino County dog bite lawyers to discuss your legal rights. These preventable attacks can cause both physical and emotional damage to victims. They can result in financial distress over the cost of medical treatment, lost wages from inability to work and unplanned expenses.

Visit our resource page if you need to report a dog bite attack in San Bernardino County.

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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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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Under California law, dog owners can be held liable for incidents involving their pet.

California has a strict liability law that imposes responsibility for a dog bite on the owner regardless of whether they knew the dog was dangerous or had bitten people previously. Unlike many other states that excuse the first attack if there was no precedent, you are entitled to seek full compensation immediately you suffer a dog attack in California. In a San Bernardino County dog bite case, we would need to prove the following to win your case:

  • 1. The dog that bit you belonged to the defendant
  • 2. The dog bite occurred in a public place or while you were lawfully on private property
  • 3. The incident caused harm to you
  • 4. A substantial factor was the defendant’s dog was in causing that harm.
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Establishing your case will be tricky but you can rest assured we will be there to make things smooth. Our San Bernardino County dog bite lawyers are deeply experienced and understand all the aspects of California dog bite injury law. We can put our skills and experience to work on your behalf.

Reach out to us today to schedule a free initial consultation. All you have to do is speak with our lawyers and tell us your story. There is no obligation on you to retain our services. Should you choose to retain us, you don’t have to worry about paying us either. We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you don’t owe us anything unless you win. So, why don’t you reach out to today. You literally have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

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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