If you were recently attacked and injured by a dog, then you may be wondering how you can get compensation from the dog's owner. Check out the answers to commonly asked questions about dog bite cases for information:
Who should I talk to about the incident?
You should report the attack to the police and to Animal Control. After that, call an experienced attorney to help you file a claim for compensation.
How do I prove that the owner is liable?
In California, which is not a one-bite state, injured dog bite victims have to prove that the following:
- The defendant owned the dog.
- The dog bit the victim on public property or while lawfully on private property.
- The dog caused injury from biting the victim.
How much is my dog bite case worth?
Your settlement will depend on the seriousness of your injury. The court may factor in costs like:
- Medical bills (past, present, & future)
- Pain & suffering
- Loss of wages
How long will my case take?
It depends. If the defendant wants to settle the case, then it may take as little as a few weeks. If they contest the claim and want to go to court; however, it can take months or years.
Get A Free Consultation With An Experienced Injury Attorney
If you think that you have a case, contact our firm for a free evaluation. Attorney Fetto has won over $15 million dollars in compensation for his clients and has been practicing personal injury law for over 25 years. In all those years, he has never lost a case that he's taken to litigation!