San Diego Dog Bite Lawyer
Get the Legal Help You Need After a Dog Bite
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) estimates that there are 70 to 80 million pet dogs in the United States. While dogs are known as "man's best friend," not all dogs are friendly to every person they encounter. Statistics show that approximately 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year, half of whom are children. In California, a dog's owner can be held liable for any injuries their dog caused. Exceptions for this liability include if the victim was trespassing, provoking the dog, or performing a paid service involving the dog - such as training or grooming the dog.
If you or a family member has suffered a dog bite, you or they may be able to pursue compensation for any injuries suffered. To get the settlement you and your family deserves, it is vital that you're represented by an experienced San Diego personal injury attorney. Jurewitz Law Group has been successfully handling dog bite claims for Southern California residents for over 15 years. We take dog bite injuries seriously and understand the far reaching effects dog bite incidents can have on a victim. For a free consultation, call the Jurewitz Law Group today, at (619) 233-5020 or (888) 233-5020.
Dog Bite Injuries
All dogs are distant relatives of wolves, which are vicious predators. Thus, all dogs have canine teeth which are designed to tear flesh away from bone. While most dogs don’t need to hunt to survive, they still maintain the capacity to do serious harm with their jaws and teeth. Even a small to medium sized dog’s bite is capable of causing such injuries as punctures, abrasions, lacerations, broken and crushed bones, nerve damage, tissue avulsion, severe bleeding. Due to bacteria in a dog’s mouth, bites that are not thoroughly cleaned can result in serious infections like Capnocytophaga canimorsus. Dogs may also be infected with rabies, which can be fatal.
Dog Attack-Related Damages
Many people underestimate the physical, as well as mental and emotional, impact a dog attack can have on a person, particularly a child. Dog bites can actually be quite serious injuries. A bite can result in multiple surgeries, skin grafts, lengthy hospitalization, expensive medication to treat infections, years of physical therapy, counseling for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), financial losses from taking time off of work to recover, and other significant damages. Recovery under these circumstances can be very difficult without financial stability.
Jurewitz Law Group takes pride in helping dog bite victims regain the momentum of their lives through obtaining compensation for such damages as:
- Current medical bills, such as ambulance and emergency room fees, etc.
- Future medical bills for treatment stemming from the original injury, such as reconstructive surgery, plastic surgery, etc.
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation
- Permanent injury or disability
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Therapy for emotional trauma
- Lost wages due to missed work
- Loss of career or earning potential
- Reduced earning capacity
- Hedonic damages for loss of joy of life
- Punitive damages
Approximately 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year, half of which are children.
Who Can Be Held Liable for a San Diego Dog Bite?
Dog bites are often the result of a negligent and/or abusive owner failing to properly restrain, care for, train, or handle their animal. Dogs are typically treated like members of a family, and so many of them are well behaved and pleasant to be around. However, this does not mean that a dog owner is not responsible for an overly aggressive or vicious dog.
Dog owners who fail to control their pet's behavior may be held legally accountable for any damage or injuries their dog causes. But dog bite cases can be complicated and filing a personal injury claim over a dog bite can be an arduous process. However, Jurewitz Law Group has over 15 years experience with dog bite cases and will use their knowledge and experience on behalf of your claim. With us, you know that you're in good, competent hands. Let our seasoned attorneys handle your legal matters so that you can put all your energy into healing from your injuries.
How Can a San Diego Dog Bite Lawyer Prove Fault After a Dog Bite?
In order to prove fault in a personal injury claim or lawsuit involving a dog attack, an individual usually needs a wide array of evidence and must present this evidence in an organized and efficient manner. With an experienced San Diego dog bite injury attorney on your side, you can rest assured that no stone will be left unturned in tracking down the right witnesses and obtaining persuasive medical evidence. Jurewitz Law Group thoroughly evaluates a case to determine the most effective course of action for proving negligence and getting our clients the compensation that is rightfully theirs.
Jurewitz Law Group is Committed to Protecting Your Rights in San Diego and the Rest of Southern California
A dog attack can cause devastating injuries and leave a victim with lifelong physical and emotional challenges. But you are not without options. Contact Jurewitz Law Group for immediate legal guidance and dedicated representation. We can help you overcome your financial burdens by holding the negligent dog owner accountable for the suffering their pet has caused you. Call our knowledgeable San Diego legal team now at (888) 233-5020 for a free, informative, and no obligation consultation. Remember, you pay nothing up front; we only make money if we win your claim.
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Call the Jurewitz Law Group at (619) 233-5020 and begin your path to recovery with a no-cost consultation today.