No. Compared to car accident cases, California dog bite cases are a totally different kind of animal. While you may have been able to recover compensation in a simple, straightforward car crash case where fault was undisputed, and injuries and damages were minor, representing yourself in a dog bite or animal attack case can put you at a serious disadvantage and make obtaining a fair recovery difficult, if not impossible. These cases often involve significant injuries and losses, which all but ensures push back from insurers.
Nearly 5 million Americans are bitten by dogs each year. Though more than 800,000 are hurt badly enough to seek medical treatment for their injuries, insurance companies only compensate between 15,000 and 16,000 victims annually. That leaves a lot of dog bite victims without the fair compensation they need and deserve for injuries and losses sustained as a result of being attacked by someone else's animal. Don't let this happen to you.
At the Inland Empire Law Group, our skilled dog bite attorneys can help you navigate the legal process and shield you from common tactics insurers use to try to reduce their financial obligation to claimants. We'll investigate the attack, gather essential evidence, talk with witnesses and experts, assemble documentation supporting the losses in your claim, negotiate and analyze settlement offers, and take your case to court, if it's in your best interest.
Depending on the details of your case, we may be able to help you recover compensation for medical expenses (including emergency care, hospitalizations, doctors appointments, specialist visits, surgical procedures, and more), lost wages, loss of earning capacity if you can no longer work, physical pain and suffering, severe psychological trauma, scarring or disfigurement, and other damages.
Talk to Us About Your California Dog Bite Case
If you were injured by someone else's dog, you need an attorney to ensure a fair recovery. This is especially important when the victim is a child, as dog bite injuries in children tend to be severe and carry long-lasting consequences. Worried you can't afford an attorney? We work on contingency. Contact the Inland Empire Law Group today at (888) 694-3529 to schedule an appointment for a free initial consultation.