At National Injury Help, our San Diego personal injury lawyers know that dog bites can leave victims with profound physical and emotional scars that extend far beyond the initial injury.

Physically, these bites often result in painful wounds, permanent scarring, nerve damage, and the risk of serious infections, all requiring extensive medical treatment and potentially surgery. Emotionally, the trauma of a dog attack can lead to lasting psychological effects such as anxiety, fear of dogs, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

The combination of physical pain and emotional distress can significantly impact a victim’s quality of life, leading to ongoing therapy and a prolonged recovery process. This is why we are here.

Our San Diego County dog bite lawyers focus exclusively on helping injured people throughout California and nationwide. With our experience and exceptional client focus, you can be confident that you are in good hands. Our proven track record of tenacity and attention to detail has been vital in maximizing our client recovery. Our attorneys and co-counsel partners have collected hundreds of millions of dollars for injured people, and we are ready to fight for you, too.

Contact our San Diego dog bite attorneys today to discuss your claim during a free, no-obligation telephone consultation; no office visit is required.

Who Can Be Held Liable for Dog Bite Injuries in California

Who Can Be Held Liable for Dog Bite Injuries in California?

California has specific laws regarding dog bites to protect victims and ensure responsible pet ownership.

California operates under a strict liability rule for dog bites. This means that the dog owner is responsible for any injuries their dog causes, regardless of whether the dog has shown previous aggression or the owner knew about the dog’s aggressive behavior.

This means the owner is liable if:

  • The bite occurs in a public place or lawfully in a private place, including the dog owner’s property.
  • The victim was not trespassing, provoking the dog, or trespassing.

Our San Diego dog bite attorneys are familiar with the legal aspects of these cases and the local context, which can be crucial in building a solid case for our clients.

We understand dog bite injuries, and pursuing the damages that result are often deeply personal, as nearly 75% of all dog bites are inflicted by a known dog. This means many injured parties must pursue a neighbor, friend, or family member for the costs associated with their medical bills, lost wages, and other recovery needs, which can cause irreparable harm to their relationships.

Our skilled dog bite injury attorneys in San Diego can take the lead in your claim, pursuing the dog owner’s property insurance coverage for compensation directly. This removes you and the dog owner from the equation, preserving the relationship while producing tangible results.

We start with a free, no-obligation telephone consultation; no office visit is required. If our attorneys are the right fit for your personal injury claim, you will only pay our legal fees if we win your case. That is a promise. This gives injury victims and families of those who lost their loved ones to negligence the opportunity to tell their stories and learn more about our law firm and how we can help without paying any upfront fees.

Contact us today to learn more about our approach to producing client results.

What Type of Compensation Can I Pursue After Suffering a Dog Bite Injury in California?

Dog bites often lead to significant injuries due to the strength and sharpness of a dog’s teeth, which can puncture deep into the skin and underlying tissues. The force of a dog’s bite can crush bones, sever nerves, and damage blood vessels, leading to severe lacerations, fractures, and extensive bleeding. The tearing action of a bite can also result in extensive tissue damage, making the injuries more severe and challenging to treat.

Additionally, dogs have bacteria in their mouths that can introduce infections into bite wounds, complicating the healing process and sometimes causing life-threatening conditions like sepsis or rabies.

These combined factors mean that dog bites can cause significant, long-lasting physical harm. Our San Diego dog bite attorneys are determined to make a difference in our clients’ lives by seeking compensation that will make them whole again.

That includes compensation for:

  • Medical Expenses: Compensation for all medical costs related to the injury, including emergency room visits, surgeries, hospital stays, medications, physical therapy, and any future medical treatments required due to the bite.
  • Lost Wages: If the injury causes you to miss work, you can seek compensation for lost income during your recovery period. This can also include loss of earning capacity if the injury impacts your ability to work in the future.
  • Pain and Suffering: This compensates for the physical pain and emotional distress you’ve endured as a result of the dog bite. It covers the trauma, anxiety, and any long-term psychological effects such as PTSD.
  • Disfigurement and Scarring: If the dog bite results in permanent scars or disfigurement, you can receive compensation for these injuries’ impact on your appearance and quality of life.
  • Emotional Distress: Compensation for the psychological impact of the attack, which may include therapy or counseling costs.
  • Loss of Consortium: If the injuries have affected your relationship with your spouse, you may be able to seek damages for loss of companionship and support.

Each case is unique, and the specific compensation you can seek will depend on the circumstances of the incident and the extent of your injuries. Contact our dedicated dog bite injury attorneys to understand your rights and the full scope of compensation you may be entitled to.

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Client-Focused Dog Bite Injury Attorneys in San Diego, California

At National Injury Help, you—the injured or grieving party—are the most crucial part of our work. You are not a case number but a human needing our help here. We understand that when you are looking for a dog bite attorney in California, the options can be overwhelming and, quite honestly, intimidating.

During your first meeting, our client-focused personal injury lawyers in San Diego will listen attentively, ask detailed questions about your case, and show genuine interest in your well-being and concerns—because we genuinely care.

At National Injury Help, professionalism is the cornerstone of our legal practice. We believe in honesty about your case’s strengths and weaknesses and avoiding making unrealistic promises.

Our track record, client reviews, and testimonials attest to our responsiveness, attentiveness, and success in achieving favorable client outcomes in San Diego, California, and nationwide.

Contact us today to learn how we can help with your critical dog bite injury claim so you can focus on your recovery while we handle your claim, leaving no detail to chance.

National Injury Attorneys, an Arizona law firm holding an alternative business structure license, has extended its legal services to San Diego, California. In association with the local co-counsel, San Diego-based attorney David Hiden, they are now equipped to handle single-event personal injury cases in this region, providing comprehensive legal representation within the jurisdiction of California.