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Riverside | San Bernardino Dog Bite Injury Attorney

Dog Bite Injury Lawyer

Dog bite injuries leave victims with extensive injuries, many of which produce scars that the victim will have for the duration of their life. The medical bills as a result of one of these attacks can easily leave victims and their families financially strapped if a case against the negligent owner is not pursued. In some cases, the dog which attacked a person belongs to a friend or associate and they may be hesitant to pursue a claim of personal injury against them. We realize that this is a difficult situation for you and possibly your family and are here for you.

Dog Owner Liability
A poorly trained or controlled dog may have an aggressive outburst and attack any person without provocation. Common victims of dog bite attacks include children.
Reasons for Dog Attacks on children include:

  • Child Size: Because of the fact that many children stand at eye level with a dog puts their faces front and center with the dog— making facial injuries especially common in children.
  • Dog’s intuition: some animal experts believe that instinct drives dogs to children instead of adults because they can appreciate their vulnerability.
  • Children’s playful nature and lack of experience around dogs: many children simply view dogs and play pals and fail to appreciate their potential for violence.

Types of Injuries
Dog bites and dog attacks, especially when the victim is a child, can cause serious injuries, including punctures, lacerations and abrasion and soft tissue Injuries which result in high medical bills from dog attacks sustained to:

  • Face including ears, eye (globe) injuries, ear and nose partial amputations
  • Scalp and Skull injury skull fracture intracranial
  • Neck injury, including serious tracheal injury
  • Upper Extremity, including hand fractures and finger amputations
  • Lower Extremity, including foot fractures and toe amputations
  • Trunk injury, including Spine and Cord, and paralysis
  • Back injury strains and sprains
  • Abdomen injuries to internal organs
  • Thorax, including rib fractures
  • Pelvis/perineum cracks and fractures

Medical expenses associated with a dog bite incident can be extremely costly, especially in the event of a scarring injury.

Act Quickly After A Dog Bite Attack
If possible, try to gather as much evidence as you can once you or the dog bite victim has received appropriate medical attention.

Useful evidence can include:

  • The names of the dog and dog owner
  • The dog owner's address
  • Addresses and names of people who witnessed the attack
  • Photos and descriptions of the place where the attack occurred
  • Medical evaluation of the wound by the treating physician

DNA testing and a cast of the dog's mouth may be necessary to prove your case. Do not permit the dog to be destroyed until after testing and casting have been performed. This evidence will assist your Michigan dog bite lawyers and help you get the best possible settlement.

Our Commitment to You

The Lombera Legal Injury and Accident Lawyers represent individuals and families who have suffered personal injury in dog bites or animal attacks caused by the negligence or recklessness of others. Our experienced personal injury lawyers advise clients throughout the Inland Empire and are ready to assist you in this time of need.
Contact us today if you have been the victim of a personal injury or lost a loved one to a wrongful death after sustaining a dog bite injury.

 

 

A San Bernardino and Riverside, California, personal injury law firm with offices in Redlands, and Palm Springs California. We also serve clients throughout the state of California.

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