Bitten by another person's dog and racking up unexpected medical bills and other losses as a result? Filing a California dog bite personal injury lawsuit lets you seek compensation for a wide range of damages. Involving the right witnesses in your case can help strengthen your claim. Here's what you should know.
Eyewitnesses to a Dog Bite
People who were there just before, during, or immediately after the dog attack may have seen or heard something that could be extremely useful to your case. If you or a friend took down the names and contact information of witnesses at the scene, your attorney can contact those individuals and ask them about what they saw. However, in many cases, it may not be necessary to go out of the way to track down witnesses. The vast majority of bite victims know the dog that attacked them, so witnesses are likely to be friends, family members, or neighbors.
Expert Witnesses in a Dog Bite Case
Though these witnesses weren't present when the attack occurred, they have professional expertise that allows them to shine light on various aspects of the case. For example, medical doctors and other health care professionals can testify about your injuries, diagnosis, prognosis, and limitations; a vocational expert can testify about how your injuries affect your job or employment prospects; and a life care planner can testify about the projected cost of future care for your injuries.
Find Out What Our California Dog Bite Attorneys Can Do for Your Case
Not only should the attorney you choose to represent you be well-versed in the relevant legal statutes and know how to question witnesses effectively, they should also have access to a broad network of respected expert witnesses in a variety of fields. Fortunately, that's just what you'll find at the Inland Empire Law Group. We help dog bite victims secure the compensation they deserve. Contact us today at (888) 694-3529 or (909) 481-0100 to schedule an appointment for a free initial consultation to discuss the details of your personal injury case and find out if you could be eligible for damages.