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Not Everyone Who Has Been Bitten by a Dog Has a Valid Personal Injury Claim: Learn What Factors Might Qualify Your Case

Not Everyone Who Has Been Bitten by a Dog Has a Valid Personal Injury Claim: Learn What Factors Might Qualify Your Case

Have you ever experienced a dog bite? If you experience harm, you might be able to hold the owner or handler accountable. But not every situation calls for filing a lawsuit. Here is some information that will enable you to determine whether your argument is compelling. Contact Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 for a free legal consultation if you believe you have a dog bite claim.

Can you substantiate the case’s facts?

In any dog bite injury case, the following three crucial facts must be established:

  • The owner and dog’s details
  • The situation that led to the bite
  • Tthe degree of the harm

To determine who to sue in your lawsuit, you must be able to identify the dog’s owner or handler. The defense will probably try to claim that you brought the harm on yourself by either provoking the dog or intentionally accepting the risk of contact with dogs, therefore you must be able to show that the dog attacked through no fault or liability of your own. Finally, in order to support the amount of compensation you will be requesting, you must be able to demonstrate the seriousness of the damage.

Do any mitigating circumstances exist?

The existence of any extenuating circumstances that can absolve the owner of responsibility for the dog’s acts is a last factor to take into account. For instance, you do not necessarily have a case if you were bitten while a police officer was acting. Police departments are not responsible for bites that people might sustain during an arrest or while a crime is being investigated (provided they were party to that crime). Police agencies are responsible for bites sustained by onlookers, though.

Have you suffered serious losses?

Even if your case’s facts are correct and you have a legally sound claim, it might not be wise to go forward with it. To justify the time and expense of starting a dog bite injury claim, you must ensure that you have large measurable, documented losses. Even if medical expenses are undoubtedly a significant sort of loss to take into account, your claim’s worth will rise if you can additionally include lost wages or lasting scars.

Make an appointment for a free consultation with attorney Vargas.

Your best option if you want more information about pursuing a dog bite injury claim is to arrange a free initial consultation with knowledgeable dog bite attorney Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas. Based on his extensive experience, he can provide you with a competent assessment of the worth of your case and its chances of success. Call us now at 909-982-0707 to get started.


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