Advocating For Victims Of Dog Bites
Regardless of the specific dog breed or other circumstances, injuries from dog bites or other animal attacks can be severe and have serious long-term consequences.
If you or a loved one has been bitten or otherwise seriously injured by an animal, please contact attorney Reuben J. Donig to discuss your case and determine the best course of action. Our lawyer has the decades of legal experience you need to help you pursue maximum compensation.
Not Just Vicious Dogs, Not Always Child Victims: Injuries Beyond Bites
Though children are more likely to be the victims of dog or other animal bites, adults are also at risk. Other important considerations include:
- Wounds from an animal bite can cause visible scarring and sometimes require reconstructive cosmetic surgery.
- Cases of severe mental consequences, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), have been reported after animal bites.
- Almost any animal — not just dogs — can bite people and cause injuries.
- Animal attacks often result in injuries other than bite wounds, including serious back and joint injuries that occur while the victim is attempting to elude the animal.
Receiving prompt medical attention, as well as notifying the police or animal control authorities, are important steps to take when a dog or other animal bites.
Homeowners’ Insurance Is A Primary Means Of Recovery
If homeowners’ insurance exists or another source of recovery can be identified, the chances of obtaining significant financial compensation for a dog bite or other injury caused by someone’s pet are usually good. California premises liability is generally favorable for these types of claims and it is often difficult for the dog owner to dispute that the attack occurred.
To learn more about your rights and options after an animal attack, don’t hesitate to call the Law Office of Reuben J. Doing at 650-668-3600, or contact our San Mateo office online. We are here to help.