Newport Beach Dog Bite Lawyer
If an aggressive dog has left you injured, you need to know if you have grounds to seek a financial settlement to cover your damages and losses. Find out by speaking with a Newport Beach dog bite lawyer.
A canine attack can easily leave you dealing with serious injuries and emotional trauma. For some—especially children—these scenarios can even be fatal. The damages and losses that follow a dog bite can be more than a victim should have to deal with, especially when the dog involved belonged to someone else who failed to properly train the animal.
If a dog attack has hurt you or someone in your family, you can get the compensation you need to achieve justice and protect your future by working with a Newport Beach dog bite lawyer from Dickson Kohan & Bablove, LLP.
Who Is at Fault for a Canine Attack?
If you were bitten by a dog, one of the most important questions that will need to be answered is “whose fault was it?” To file a personal injury lawsuit, someone else must be more to blame for the dog’s attack than you were. In most canine attack cases, the at-fault party will either be the dog’s owner or the person responsible for the animal’s conduct at the time.
Where the attack took place will also be important. You likely won’t have grounds to sue if you were bitten while trespassing, but if you were allowed on the property, the owner had a duty to see to your safety.
Proving Negligence in Dog Bite Cases
Your Newport Beach dog bite lawyer will gather evidence to prove the negligence of the at-fault party. We will need to demonstrate that the dog’s owner either should have known that the dog was dangerous or could have prevented the dog attack in some way.
For example, if the animal’s handler was walking the dog without a leash, the individual could be found negligent because he or she would not be able to properly restrain the canine.
Likewise, if the owner left the dog unsupervised in an unfenced yard, he or she could be negligent if the dog then left the property and attacked you.
Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit for a Dog Attack
Your Newport Beach dog bite lawyer will negotiate a settlement on your behalf with the goal of reaching an agreement with the other side out of court. Depending on where you were bit, the at-fault party may even have an insurance policy that will pay for some or all of the damages—as long as a convincing case can be made.
However, if the other side refuses to accept responsibility, going to court will become your best option for a fair and full settlement. If this happens in your case, we’ll represent you throughout the process and make certain that you’ll be prepared and informed for what’s ahead.
Dog Bite Compensation
Being bitten by a canine is traumatic, especially if you suffered major injuries. A Newport Beach dog bite lawyer from our firm can help you fully assess the value of your claim. We’ll make certain that your settlement accounts for all of the damages and losses you may have suffered:
- Emotional Trauma – If you have suffered mentally and emotionally, you may have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or some other form of emotional distress. In this case, you could need therapy and be struggling with day-to-day life.
- Medical Expenses – All of your medical treatments—both current and future—should be paid for by the dog’s owner. We will work with your doctor to determine what your total medical care will cost.
- Physical Therapy – If a bone was broken or your injuries caused you to lose some of your physical capability, you may need physical therapy and money to pay for it.
- Lost Wages and Income – Time you miss from work should be compensated when it was required by your recovery. You should not suffer financially due to someone else’s negligence.
Help from a Newport Beach Dog Attack Lawyer
Getting the settlement your recovery requires begins with contacting a Newport Beach dog bite lawyer. You can reach an experienced attorney at Dickson Kohan & Bablove, LLP by using the form below or by calling 1-844-404-2400. We can assist you by helping you make sense of a traumatic situation and receive as much money as possible for your injuries.