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If you are injured by a dog bite, you are not alone. With almost 500 cases reported annually, more people file dog bite injury claims in California than in any other state.

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Dog Bite Lawyer in Covina, California

If you are injured by a dog bite, you are not alone. With almost 500 cases reported annually, more people file dog bite injury claims in California than in any other state. However, numerous claims are denied by insurance companies. Victims are left with high medical expenses, lost pay from being out of work, and ongoing pain and suffering. 

First Law Group understands the hurdles that victims must overcome to prove negligence or carelessness in a dog bite injury claim. We have helped others win their case. We can also help you. Don’t try to navigate the legal system on your own. Instead, get the legal representation you need from our experienced lawyers. Call (855) 578 - 1529 to get a free case review from a dog bite lawyer in Covina, California.

What to Do After a Dog Bites You

The first few steps you take after you are bitten by a dog may determine the outcome of your personal injury case. So, it is crucial to act quickly and defensively. 

Step 1: Get Medical Help

Getting professional medical treatment for your dog bite is your top priority. You need to visit an ER or your doctor immediately. Even if you believe that you are ok, you should get an exam to determine any injuries. The longer you wait to get medical help, the more difficult it becomes to prove your case. Make sure you keep all medical documents, including reports, receipts, and invoices.

Step 2: Document the Accident

If possible, try to take any photos or videos of the dog, your injuries, or the accident scene. Speak with witnesses, and get contact information. Get a copy of any accident report or other documents. After you receive treatment, try to write down what happened and gather as much information as possible. The evidence you have, the easier it becomes to substantiate your claim.

Step 3: Talk to a Dog Bite Lawyer

Before you talk to the insurance company, you may want to seek legal advice from a dog bite lawyer in Covina, California. A lawyer can go over the details of the accident, discuss your legal options, and answer your questions. An attorney can also prevent you from making mistakes that could hurt your case. 

Damages You Can Claim in a Dog Bite Case

A dog bite can affect your health, your job, and your future. Our legal team can explore your financial and personal losses to determine what damages you can claim and how much your case is worth. We may be able to account for the following damages:

  • Lost wages
  • Medical bills
  • Disability
  • Loss of consortium
  • Lost future earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of joy of life

If you lost a loved one due to a severe dog bite, you or your family may also be eligible to receive compensation for burial/funeral expenses, pre-death medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, or lost household income. Don’t let the insurance company determine the value of your claim. Instead, contact First Law Group to find out your case value.

Proving Liability in a Dog Bite Case

California laws protect your legal rights when a dog bites you. However, to prove your case, you must establish one or more of the following:

The Dog is Vicious or Dangerous

A dangerous dog is one that may cause minor injury. The dog’s teeth may puncture the skin but not cause severe, life-altering injuries. A vicious dog causes more serious injuries that may require more advanced medical procedures. As your attorneys, we may need to establish that the dog was either dangerous or vicious. 

The Dog Owner Was Careless or Negligent

Many dog bites occur because the owner did not properly secure the animal. They may have known that the dog was capable of biting someone but did not train them, put up a fence, or control the animal around other people. As a result, the owner’s negligence led to the dog bite.

You Did Not Provoke the Dog

Provocation is any act that triggers a dog’s aggressive behavior. If you were teasing the dog or approached the dog when you were warned not to, you might have provoked the dog to attack you. As your attorneys, we must prove that your actions did not provoke the dog to bite you. 

We Offer Full Legal Support for Your Personal Injury Case

Our law firm can take the burden out of your personal injury case and represent you during the legal process. We offer the following legal services:

Full Case Management

Our legal team is prepared to manage our entire case from start to finish. We can handle all paperwork, contact all relevant parties, and keep you informed on the progress of your personal injury claim. You have the support you need to give you legal leverage during this difficult time.

Fight for a Fair Settlement

We contact the insurance provider on your behalf to negotiate a fair settlement that reflects your losses. We submit all paperwork, talk to the adjuster, and await the insurance adjuster’s reply. When you have legal representation, you are less likely to say anything to the adjuster that could hurt your case.

File a Lawsuit

We work with insurers to get you fair compensation. However, the insurer may offer a lower settlement or reject your claim. If so, you still have legal options. You may be able to file a lawsuit and take our case to court. If so, we are fully prepared to build your case and present our arguments to the judge. 

Working to Protect the Community

We are proud that our legal work deters careless and negligent acts from repeating which protects the community from future harm.

Need Help with Your Dog Bite Case? Contact Our Law Firm Today

You don't have to pay for the negligence of a careless dog owner. Let First Law Group help you get the compensation you deserve for all damages. Call (855) 578 - 1529 today and get a free consultation with a dog bite lawyer in Covina, California.

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At the First Law Group, the client comes first. Contact us today for a free case evaluation where we will discuss your health needs first, then get you the compensation you deserve.

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