If you or your child sustained injuries from a dog bite, you should immediately contact the San Diego personal injury attorneys at Jurewitz Law Group | Injury & Accident Lawyers to learn about your legal options. You should not be responsible for the losses you incurred while recovering. You may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, out-of-pocket expenses, and more.
Dog bites are painful and can lead to severe injuries, especially if the victim was a child. Some dog bites or attacks are fatal. Even a small dog has teeth sharp enough to tear through the skin’s layers and damage tissue, muscle, and nerves beneath. The resulting expenses can reach tens of thousands of dollars. A great many people are unable to pay, ending up with massive medical debt.
Dog bite injuries may also feel challenging when the dog owner is a friend, family member, or neighbor. We understand that, in this situation, you may feel hesitant to take legal action against the dog owner. Fortunately, in almost all dog bite cases, compensation is covered by the dog owner’s homeowners or renters insurance policy, not by the dog owners themselves.
We’ll build a strong case on your behalf and negotiate aggressively with the insurers to get the full recovery you deserve. We’ll also be prepared to take your case to court if the insurance company fails to offer you the settlement you need.
You have a right to pursue the maximum available compensation for your dog bite injury. Call Jurewitz Law Group | Injury & Accident Lawyers at for a free consultation with one of our San Diego dog bite attorneys to learn more about the services we offer.
At Jurewitz Law Group | Injury & Accident Lawyers, we have a dedicated team that will work closely with you to meet your interests and reach your legal goals. While we’re working on your case, we will guide you through the complex legal process and answer all of your questions, so you understand what to expect.
We don’t make false promises or work towards an outcome that doesn’t satisfy your needs – we value complete transparency and honest communication. We always keep our clients’ interests in mind as we’re pursuing the compensation they need and deserve.
Our San Diego dog bite lawyers care about the people in our community. We fight for the justice of dog bite victims and also for the safety of San Diego residents. We participate in various local and national organizations to help people in need live better lives.
We have raised money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Rady Children’s Hospital of San Diego, and Susan G. Komen for the Cure. We always sponsor the National City Police Department’s anti-bullying campaign and Make-A-Wish San Diego.
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Being attacked by a dog can be a traumatic experience. You may be in pain, scared, feeling overwhelmed with your injuries, and wondering whether they will heal. A dog bite makes you realize how much harm they can inflict on humans.
When you’re bitten by a dog, your first instinct might be to remove yourself from the situation, and you should. However, you must immediately notify animal control of the incident so they can secure the dog and prevent it from biting anyone else. If you’re in a public place, such as a restaurant, you should also notify the manager and have them complete an incident report.
Immediately after leaving the scene of the attack, seek medical treatment. The bacteria in a dog’s mouth can lead to an infection if a doctor doesn’t promptly tend to the wound. The doctor will clean the wound and might need to administer shots, such as a vaccination against rabies or tetanus.
If the bite is severe, you might need surgery to repair damaged tissue or nerves. After your initial treatment, the doctor will likely recommend follow-up care. It’s crucial that you follow their instructions to prevent the injury from worsening or causing scarring or disfigurement.
Don’t skip any doctor’s appointments. You might think your injury is minor or will heal on its own, but there could be underlying medical issues you don’t know about that can result in permanent damage.
Your medical providers will monitor your recovery and determine when you have recovered or reached maximum medical improvement (MMI). MMI means your condition likely won’t improve, even with further medical care. At that time, ongoing treatment to recover from the injuries will no longer be useful, but you might require future appointments to manage pain or symptoms.
You should also hire a San Diego dog bite attorney immediately after a dog bite. Jurewitz Law Group | Injury & Accident Lawyers knows the laws associated with cases like this and can file an insurance claim or lawsuit on your behalf. While you’re treating your injuries, we will investigate the incident to determine who should be held liable for your treatment costs and how much compensation is available to pursue.
You should never attempt to handle a legal case on your own. You would likely end up with a much lower monetary award than you need or could lose your case entirely.
Be sure to save any evidence you found at the scene of the attack and any that accumulates while your case is ongoing. Don’t throw away relevant documents, such as medical records, billing statements, and insurance company letters. Jurewitz Law Group | Injury & Accident Lawyers will also collect evidence during our investigation to try to prove someone else was responsible for the bite injury.
Once you hire one of our San Diego dog bite lawyers, we will begin investigating the incident. We have the resources to locate and collect the evidence needed to support your claims and determine who should be liable for the dog bite. Depending on the circumstances of your case, we might need to obtain:
State and local laws require dog owners to take certain precautions to ensure their dogs cannot hurt anyone. Violating those laws could lead to severe injuries and fatalities. Children typically end up suffering the most when a dog bites them. They’re more vulnerable to fatal injuries and don’t have the physical strength to defend themselves against a large dog.
Jurewitz Law Group | Injury & Accident Lawyers knows this has been a traumatic experience and will fight for justice and the recovery you need to move forward.