An attack by a dog or other animal can be one of the scariest events of your life. Most times, the attack is due to the animal owner’s negligence. With regard to injuries caused by dogs and other animals, California is considered to be a strict liability state. In other words, from the moment that the dog’s owner takes ownership, they are held fully responsible for injuries that their animal causes to other individuals, under most circumstances. For victims of dog bites, this is potentially good news, as you may be entitled to seek compensation for your losses through a personal injury claim.
If you are bitten or attacked by a dog or any animal, you deserve to have an experienced, knowledgeable attorney in your corner. Fairfield injury attorney at Choyce Law Firm, has experience with these cases. Our Fairfield personal injury lawyers have an in-depth understanding of what dog bite victims may be dealing with, as well as all of the legal, financial, and personal challenges that are involved in these types of cases. There will likely be costly medical expenses following an attack, including stitches and potentially reconstructive surgery.
Some common injuries that are caused by dog bites include:
If your injury was the result of another owner’s dog and the owner’s own negligence, you should receive the maximum amount of compensation that you are legally entitled to. We are here to help you do exactly that so you can focus on recovering and returning to daily life once again.
Animal attack cases, like all our personal injury cases, are taken on a contingency basis, meaning we don’t charge you any money up front, we only collect out of the proceeds that we win for you. In many cases the owner of the dog or property where the dog is located has a large insurance policy, which covers exactly this type of injury. But don’t settle for what the insurance company wants to pay you as “nuisance value” to make you go away. You deserve to have a skilled attorney fighting for your justice.
Actual Dog Bite Injury Case Example: We represented a minor (B.M.) who was bitten in the face by her neighbor’s dog. While it was only one bite, we still would not settle for anything less than what she deserved. After investigation, we uncovered an insurance policy covering this type of loss, fought the case on her behalf and forced the insurance company to settle prior to trial. Total award: $275,000.00*
Whether you or a loved one suffered one single bite, or a more devastating attack, you deserve an attorney who cares about your situation and is here to help make sure you are fully compensated for your injury. Our American system of law is set up only one way- to repay you for your loss with money. The insurance companies have one job – to pay you as little as possible and keep expenses as low as possible for their company. You must level the playing field by having an attorney on your side, who will fight to make sure justice is done.
At The Choyce Law Firm, we understand the urgency of your legal matter and can provide the legal help you need. Contact us right away to arrange a free consultation and we promise to explain your legal rights and give you the answers you need to know about your case.
Call our office now to discuss your situation with a Fairfield injury attorney at (707) 422-1202. We offer free consultation and there is never a fee unless we win.
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