Southern California Dog Bite Lawyers
Vaziri Law Group is committed to helping children and adults who have been bitten by a dog. A dog attack or dog bite is a traumatic experience, both physically and emotionally. If you have been bitten by a dog, you may experience permanent scarring or disfigurement and continuous fear or wariness of dogs.
By working with a Los Angeles dog bite attorney at Vaziri Law Group, you have the chance to get compensation for the injuries you have suffered without any upfront cost to you. We work on a contingency basis, meaning we only get paid if we are successful in attaining a settlement for your dog bite claim. With an excellent understanding of Southern California’s laws and regulations regarding dog attacks, our attorneys are qualified to represent you in negotiations with insurance companies, whether in or out of court. By working with an attorney trained in dog bite claims, you have a real chance of receiving just compensation for your injuries, rather than an insignificant and unfair settlement from an insurance company looking to dismiss your claim as quickly as possible.
Our attorneys are committed to helping Southern California residents who have been bitten or attacked by a dog. We have created this website to help you understand dog attacks, how to avoid getting bitten, and what you can do if you have already been injured. Our attorneys and staff want to help you heal and move on as best you can by providing you with honest and clear information and aggressive legal representation.
Dog Attacks in California
The fact is that many dogs are kind and gentle animals who serve as wonderful companions and family pets. However, those percentages of dogs that are mistreated are naturally aggressive or trained to be violent. These particular dogs pose a real threat to anyone in their vicinity. Pit bulls, Rottweiler’s, Akitas and Chow Chows are statistically most likely to attack even when unprovoked. When mistreated or mishandled these dogs don’t care if the person they attack is an adult or a small child. Sadly, almost half of all dog bite victims in America are under the age of 12 years old.
What should you do after a dog bite has occurred?
There are several steps you should take if you have been bitten by a dog, in order to protect your rights, to ensure your dog bite claim goes as smoothly as possible, and to get a fair settlement. In addition to consulting an experienced dog bite attorney, it is important to:
- If possible, try to identify the dog that injured you. Get the information of the dog owner: their address and phone number as well as any information about the dog. This will prove valuable in your case so you can seek compensation for your injuries.
- Get the insurance information of the dog owner.
- Get the contact information of any witnesses present as well, so they can corroborate your view of the attack and the circumstances surrounding the dog bite.
- Take photographs of all your injuries as well as your clothing or anything else that was damaged in the attack. These will be important in proving information to the insurance company for your dog bite claim.
Hiring a Dog Bite Lawyer
As soon as possible, it is essential to consult a dog bite attorney in your area. If you have been injured in Southern California, one of the Los Angeles and Orange County dog bite lawyers at Vaziri Law Group can help you with a free case evaluation to determine where you stand. Our legal fees and attorney services will cost you nothing up front. We only collect payment if we collect an insurance recovery on your behalf and will advance all legal costs in building your case.
With the help of an attorney, you will be able to seek compensation from the dog owner’s insurance company. By hiring one of our dog bite attorneys as soon as you can, you will have the advantage of our team gathering information and building a case in your favor. This will serve to help your dog bite insurance claim go as smoothly as possible and will help you get the most compensation possible.
What Not to Do
If you have been bitten by a dog in California, you have rights. However there are certain actions which will usually only serve to harm your chances of getting reasonable compensation for your injuries. Making statements to the insurance company, discussing liability, admitting any responsibility and signing any statements for the insurance company or dog owner are not advised. Even if you think you may be partially or wholly responsible in your dog bite case, you may not be. It is important to discuss your unique situation with a skilled dog bite lawyer so you do not do anything to inadvertently damage your case or lower your claim amount.
Our Dog Bite lawyers are proud to serve Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Long Beach, and Orange County in all areas of dog bite liability.
Have you or a loved one been bitten by a dog in Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Long Beach or Orange County?