26+ Years of Experience as a Dog Bite Attorney Serving Covina and West Covina
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 children. Millions of people are bitten by dogs every year and in 2013, a reported 23 people died from dog bites. Over half were children, and many of these events occurred on the family’s property, and many others on neighbor’s properties, public and private property.
If a dog bit and injured you or a member of your family in Covina or West Covina, you have right to collect the maximum financial compensation for the damages you have suffered. Attorney Eric Paris has more than 20 years of experience helping dog bite victims. Although Covina is about 20 Minutes away from The Paris Firm in Chino Hills, our injury team has handled cases from throughout Los Angeles County and the San Gabriel Valley. 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:
- Puncture wounds
- Infection, including rabies infection
- Broken bones
- Loss of sight or hearing
- Traumatic brain injury from being knocked down
- Psychological conditions, including PTSD
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 does not 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 West Covina dog bite claim?
If you or a family member has suffered a serious injury or wrongful death due to a dog attack in Covina, 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.