How To Sue A Dog Owner | San Diego Dog Attack Attorneys
We get clients all the time with dog attack injuries who don't know what to do. When you sue a dog owner, you are more than likely going to talk to their homeowner insurance. Insurance companies don't like to pay out. But, they do want to negotiate. Let handle to our San Diego dog attack attorneys.
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How To Sue A Dog Owner

Posted By Simpson Law Group LLP Trial Attorneys Posted in:Dog Bite

May 17 2019

Dogs a man’s best friend, but can also be a man’s worst nightmare. People who own dogs are taking a risk. They are taking the risk of owning a pet who doesn’t always listen to their owner’s command. Dogs are always a risk because even if the owner trained the dog, there are circumstances in which a dog will still act uncontrollably. Our San Diego Dog Attack Attorneys at Simpson Law Group know all about how furry friends can make a turn for the worst. We get clients all the time with dog attack injuries who don’t know what to do. They come in with questions like who is going to help pay for the medical bills? Who is going to make sure that the dog never bits anyone again? How am I going to pay for reconstruction surgery?

Our San Diego Dog Attack Attorneys at Simpson Law Group are here to quiet down the constant questions. We are here to help answer all the client’s questions with one answer: a civil suit. A civil lawsuit against a dog owner is lawful and part of your civic duty. Filing claims against a dog owner will ensure that the dog owner is held accountable for the risk they took when owning a dog. We don’t want to ruin relationships in the community. However, we do want to take part in creating a safe community. If that means taking someone to court, then we will do so.

What Happens?

When a person is injured due to a dog attack, the first thing you should do is get to a safe place where the animal can no longer hurt you. In especially traumatizing circumstances, it may take the help of others to remove the dog from you. Once the dog is removed, go to the hospital and get checked out. Not every person vaccinates their dog. You could be exposed to an infection.

At the hospital be specific about the breed of dog and what happened. The doctor will detail all the injuries. Most common injuries include

  • Puncture wounds
  • Infections like rabies
  • Lacerations
  • Bruises
  • Scarring
  • Head trauma
  • Need for reconstruction surgery
  • Need for psychological help

These injuries can range in recovery time and future medical treatment. California is a strict liability state for dog attacks. This means that dog owners are at fault for whatever the dog does. There are few defenses for the dog owner. Our San Diego Dog Attack Attorneys at Simpson Law Group will do everything we can to make sure that you are getting treated fairly and compensated for

  • All medical bills
  • Loss of wages due to injury
  • Pain and suffering
  • Possible punitive fines

When you sue a dog owner, you are more than likely going to talk to their homeowner insurance. Insurance companies don’t like to pay out. But, they do want to negotiate. Let us do the talking.

What To Do

Call 619-236-9696 or click here to schedule a free consultation with a personal injury attorney at Simpson Law Group in San Diego today.

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