Get the Answers You Need to Questions About Dog Bite Accidents in California
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury in a dog bite attack, you are likely to have questions about how to proceed. Do you have a legal case against someone? What does it look like to sue someone? Get answers to these and other questions by contacting Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 for a free legal consultation or by reading on.
Do I Have Grounds to File a Dog Bite Accident Injury Claim?
If you have been bitten by a dog and have suffered an injury, then you likely have a claim against the dog’s owners. There are always exceptions, but if you were on your own property, on public property, or you were legally on private property, and you did not incite the attack, then it is almost certain that the owner of the dog is at fault and liable for your injury.
How Much is My Dog Bite Case Worth?
Every case is different. It will depend on your specific injuries, your medical bills, your lost wages, your future medical needs, your pain and suffering, and other factors. The best way to find out what your case is worth is to request a free consultation.
What Happens if I Want to File a Claim or a Lawsuit?
There are numerous steps involved. The first is to seek medical care. Once you are safe, you can gather evidence, gather your own medical records, and talk to an attorney. We will make an attempt to settle with the insurance company or person who injured you. If they refuse to settle, then we can take your case to court. Know that 95% of all cases are settled before going to court.
Will I Get My Friend or Family Member in Trouble?
We understand this concern. After all, most people who suffer a dog bite injury are bitten by a dog of someone they know. We know you do not want to sue your friend or loved one. However, it is very unlikely you will be suing them directly. If they have homeowners or renters insurance, then it should cover the case. You will be suing their insurance company – not them directly.
When Do I Call an Attorney?
As soon as possible. We will likely not begin the process of filing a claim until the extent of your injuries is clear, but we can begin collecting evidence right away. At Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas we encourage you to contact us for a free legal consultation as soon as possible. Just call us at 909-982-0707.