Dog Bite And Animal Attack Attorneys
Certain breeds of dogs, such as German shepherds, pit bulls and rottweilers, are known for their ferocious natures. However, past abuse, fear or stress can cause almost any dog to bite so it’s the responsibility of all pet owners to keep their dogs secure. Dog owners whose dogs bite other people can and should be held accountable for the damage their dog has caused.
If you or a family member has suffered a dog bite or injuries from an animal attack, talk to an experienced personal injury lawyer about your rights. Contact the dog bite lawyers San Jose at Jachimowicz Law Group.
Serious Injuries From Dog Attacks
We will protect your rights and take the necessary steps to achieve a fair settlement from the dog’s owner and the insurance company. While many people are uncomfortable suing a friend, relative or neighbor, it is usually the person’s homeowner’s insurance that pays for the dog bite injury, not the dog owner personally.
The most common victims of dog attacks and dog maulings are small children who do not understand the signs of danger. The younger the child, the more likely the dog attack will result in fatal injuries, though adults have also been killed by family dogs. Also, common victims are older children at play, joggers and pedestrians, and delivery people.
Dog bite injuries are serious. Deep puncture wounds can cause nerve damage and infection, including transmittal of the flesh-eating bacteria. Lacerations can cause scarring and disfigurement. Any type of animal attack will result in potentially severe emotional trauma.
The dog bite victim needs compensation for medical bills and plastic surgery for scarring and disfigurement, for psychological counseling to address trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder, and compensation for his or her pain and suffering.
Contact Our San Jose Dog Bite Attorneys
Our attorneys are well qualified to evaluate your premises liability case and to advise you of the best course of action. We can explain how to obtain the maximum compensation available — even if the dog belongs to you.
Do not lose your right to sue. By filing a claim quickly, you will protect your rights. Contact our San Jose law office today to speak directly with an attorney about your personal injury case. Your consultation is free. All of our fees for catastrophic injury cases are contingency based – this means you pay no attorney fees unless we recover compensation for you. For a free consultation, call 408-246-5500.