Dog Bite Accident
The personal injury lawyers of Wilshire Law Firm are prepared to represent victims of dog attacks and bites. Negligent dog owners can often be held responsible for injuries and damages sustained by a victim. Our personal injury lawyers work with insurance companies to achieve an appropriate settlement for most clients; however, we do not hesitate to use every other legal course of action available to restore the health and financial circumstances of our clients.
Dog bite accident victims often require serious medical attention due to the possible severity of injuries. In the Los Angeles area, many dog bites are accompanied by diseases or bacteria that may require special antibiotics or treatment to prevent the spread of infection. Emergency treatment immediately after an incident and transportation to a medical facility by trained professionals is an expensive, yet sometimes necessary, process for many animal-related accidents. Our personal injury lawyers strive to acquire full compensation for any and all long term-rehabilitation or treatment needs caused by the complications of injuries such as:
- Deep lacerations
- Infections caused by bacteria and disease
- Broken bones
- Extensive scarring
- Emotional trauma
- Possible post-traumatic stress
If medical insurance is not available to you, contact Wilshire Law Firm’s certified personal injury attorneys to protect your health and well-being. Proper treatment and medical care services are expensive and often unaffordable without proper insurance coverage. For clients lacking insurance, the firm can arrange for medical expenses to be paid at a later date, once a settlement has been reached in your case. Coverage for medical expenses has no limit; we arrange treatment regardless of expense or duration of rehabilitation program. Medical fees can be secured by a lien on the future settlement and require no up-front payment from the patient. Other fees, representation, and litigation expenses are subject to a contingent fee. Payment to the firm is not required until a settlement in your favor is reached.
Injuries accredited to dog bites can range from mild cuts or scratches to major lacerations and deep puncture wounds. Inattentive or irresponsible dog owners are the most common cause of dog bite accidents. Careless owners or handlers can easily lose control of their pets, this lack of control allows for dangerous interaction between the animal and the unaware public. Most accidents involving a dog or other animal are caused by one or more of the following:
- Irresponsible care for the animal
- Escape due to the improper housing of an animal
- Lack of medical care for the dog
- Abuse or mistreatment
Private investigative resources are able to obtain facts and build a strong case against all negligent parties. Our firm will obtain expert testimony from medical professionals as to the extent of your injuries and long-term prognosis. Any records of prior negligence are uncovered and used to support a claim of gross negligence and award for punitive damages, if applicable.
Immediate contact of our personal injury lawyers is urged to ensure your best interests are represented and that a settlement in your favor is secured. In order to ease the pain and suffering our clients endure during the recovery of their health, any and all negotiations with insurance companies and the negligent parties will be handled by attorneys qualified to litigate dog bite accidents. Our personal injury attorneys are ready to represent your best interests in negotiations with the liable parties and their insurance provider.
Wilshire Law Firm maintains a strong client focus that drives our personal injury attorneys to obtain a favorable compensation for you. Counselors are available to answer questions regarding your case and any aspect of the legal or negotiation process. Travel to your home or medical facility by our counselors allows for an uninterrupted recovery during the difficult time after an accident.If you or someone you know was injured with an accident involving a dog bite, please contact Wilshire Law Firm at (800)522-7274.