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San Diego 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.

Let our San Diego County dog bite lawyers help you with your case

When dogs get out of control, people get injured. Every day, almost 1,000 people get bitten by dogs and end up needing treatment. According to the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, more than 38,000 people found themselves in emergency rooms due to dog bites in 2015 alone. Dog bites happen often and they are no joke. If you or your loved ones have been injured in a dog bite attack, you may be entitled to recover compensation. An expert San Diego County dog bite lawyer can help.

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With the help of an accomplished dog bite attorney, you can secure damages to cover medical bills and more. Getting injured in a dog bite attack can often be an expensive affair, leading to loss of wages and significant medical and other expenses. This can lead to severe financial damage and difficulty. Our San Diego County dog bite lawyers can help you recover the compensation you deserve.

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Immediately after a dog bite injury, your first concern should be getting medical care. If the dog that bit you was not up to date on its vaccinations, you may be at risk of serious infections. Let a doctor look you over and give you the all-clear immediately after the incident. But after that, you should start thinking about your legal options. By scheduling a consultation with our experienced dog bite injury lawyers, you can learn about your rights and options for compensation. All our initial consultations are free, so you can contact our skilled lawyers for an in-depth case review without worrying about cost.

Visit our resource page if you need to report a dog bite attack in San Diego 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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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
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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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People Get Hurt, That Is Why We Can Help Build Your Case

California operates the strict liability principle. This means that the dog owner can be held liable for your injuries regardless of whether the dog had a history of bites or aggressive behavior. It does not matter that the dog owner never knew that the dog could be aggressive or never had an episode of viciousness brought to their attention. The law entitles you to recover damages in these circumstances.

However, damages and compensation are not awarded automatically in these cases. You will still need to engage a skilled San Diego County dog bite lawyer to help build your case. Your lawyer will need to retain the services of experts who will help establish important facts vital to your case such as:

  • 1. The severity of your injury
  • 2. The ownership of the dog
  • 3. The identity of the dog
  • 4. The dog’s link to your injury
  • 5. Negligence on the part of the owner
  • 6. Negligent entrustment to an unfit handler
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Proof of these facts will often be vital to the successful conclusion of your case. An experienced dog bite lawyer already knows what to look for and will be working hard to establish these facts from the first meeting. Victims of dog bites are entitled to recover damages for the harm they have suffered. If you have been injured by a dog, you may be entitled to recover compensation covering the areas such as past medical expenses, future or long-term medical costs, lost wages, out of pocket expenses, pain and suffering, lifestyle changes and permanent disfigurement or scarring.

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 (619) 349-7373 for a free consultation. We look forward to speaking with you.

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