26+ Years of Experience as a Dog Bite Attorney Serving Hacienda Heights, California
Many people who are bitten by a dog recover quickly depending on the severity of the bite. However, dogs can inflict an incredible amount of damage on a person, especially children. About 4.5 million dog bites occur each year in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of those, nearly 800,000 require medical care and most dog bite victims are kids.
If a dog bit and injured you or a member of your family, you have right to collect the maximum financial compensation for the damages you have suffered. Hacienda Heights dog bite attorney Eric Paris has more than 26 years of experience helping victims of dog attacks. Although Hacienda Heights is about 20 minutes away from The Paris Firm in Chino Hills, our injury team regularly handles cases from throughout LA County. Like all law firms, after our initial consultation at your place or ours, most of our communication can be done via phone and Email – but we’ll never leave your side.
The Paris Firm Wins $100,000 Settlement for Dog Bite Claim
Our Client was at work when she was attacked by a dog which bit her arm so hard that it crushed the bone. After the insurance company purposely delayed, the case settled for the entire homeowners insurance policy the day after we destroyed the defendant in deposition.
Dog attacks can cause serious injuries and other conditions, including:
- Broken bones
- Loss of sight or hearing
- Traumatic brain injury from being knocked down
- Psychological conditions, including PTSD
- Puncture wounds
- Infection, including rabies infection
Injuries to the face, arms, hands, and legs are common. Serious dog bites can require multiple surgeries, including plastic surgery, to repair the damage.
Dog Owners Are “Strictly Liable” for Injuries Caused by Their Dog
The state of California stands behind dog bite victims. California holds dog owners strictly liable for damages their dogs cause. In a dog bite injury claim, we need to prove only that:
- The defendant owned the dog
- The dog bit and injured you
- You were in a public place or lawfully on private property when the dog bite occurred
It doesn’t matter whether the owner knew the dog was dangerous, whether the dog had bitten anyone previously, or if the dog that bit you was of a dangerous breed. Dog owners and/or those who were caring for the dog at the time of the attack are responsible for damages.
Do I need an attorney for my Hacienda Heights dog bite claim?
If you or a family member has suffered a serious injury or wrongful death due to a dog attack in Hacienda Heights, California, you have the right to obtain financial compensation for the damages you’ve suffered. Call The Paris Firm today at (909) 551-4040 and schedule a no obligation consultation. If there is no recovery there is no fee and there are no up-front out of pocket fees. Our firm advances costs on behalf of our clients.