Dog Bite / Dog Attack Lawyer San Fernando Valley
Suffering from a dog bite can cause physical, emotional and psychological pain to the victim, even if they were an avid pet lover before the accident, which is why the San Fernando Valley / Los Angeles dog bite attorneys at the Law Offices of Steers & Associates delivers impeccable representation to help them recover fully from the attack.
The dog bite attorneys in San Fernando Valley / Los Angeles at Steers & Associates pride ourselves in providing exemplary representation to each of our clients, no matter their personal injury need. Our attorney team operates as a combined unit that allows each lawyer in our group to collaborate internally to provide our clients with access to some of the best legal minds in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area.
Steers & Associates diligent approach to representing our clients begins with a free consultation to understand the circumstances surrounding your case fully. Our attorneys are committed to providing a personal partnership with our clients, so they never feel like a number in our caseload, but an honorable and respected confidant in our quest to hold the negligent party responsible for their injuries. The San Fernando Valley / Los Angeles dog bite attorneys in our firm work tirelessly to procure a financial settlement that will allow our clients to heal physically and emotionally from a torturous and unfortunate attack that causes injury to the body and mind.
Who is Responsible for a Dog Bite Injury?
The dog bite attorneys in San Fernando Valley / Los Angeles at Steers & Associates will always declare the dog owner responsible for their pet’s behavior, especially if the animal has injured another person. Whether it is a family or friend who lost control of their pet or a complete stranger who lost track of their animal during a walk, the injuries can scar a victim physically and emotionally.
Each day, approximately 1000 citizens in the United States require emergency care for a dog bite. This startling statistic leaves over 79% of the victims suffering from bodily harm. The injuries sustained vary, but the most common physical occurrences include:
- Blood Loss
- Broken Bones
- Loss of Fingers, Toes or Limbs
- Muscle Tissue Damage
- Nerve Damage
- Pierced Skin & Scarring
Dog bite attorneys know all too well that children comprise the largest pool of victims in this capacity, which can lead to serious injuries when a larger breed attacks maliciously. Severe injuries, maiming and even death can occur when the victim is not discovered immediately, or if they were just unable to defend themselves in any capacity. In any case, the dog’s owner is responsible for the training and obedience of their dog. If they fail in this area, and someone is injured as a result, that person is legally considered in dereliction of responsibility in the courts, and we will help hold them responsible for your injury.
Understanding Dog Bite Injury Claims
All too often, as our dog bite lawyers in San Fernando Valley / Los Angeles can attest, individuals simply feel guilty for holding a friend of family member responsible for their dog’s aggression. The fact is, 77% of dog bite cases occur from the pet of family or friends, and 50% of those attacks occur on the dog owner’s property. It is important for our clients to understand that they are not pursuing a legal claim against their loved ones, but are holding their premise insurance company responsible for the claim.
Allow us to handle the logistics of the claim by pursuing the dog owner’s insurance company to provide you with the best financial settlement possible to heal from your wounds.
While dogs are “man’s best friend”, dog bites and/or dog attacks are fairly commonplace. A dog bite or dog attack can result in serious injuries such as scarring and disfigurement as well as emotional trauma and decreased earning capacity.
The Law Offices of Steers & Associates has successfully obtained just compensation for numerous victims of dog bites and dog attacks. Let us help you do the same.
IN-DEPTH CLIENT SUPPORT SERVICES
- Thorough factual analysis during initial (free) consultation with clients.
- Knowledge of laws and issues that specifically relate to dog bites and animal attacks, including availability of insurance coverage, rights of pedestrians, and inattentive animal owners.
- Obtain police and investigative reports when appropriate.
- Have law firm’s investigators obtain witness statements when necessary.
- Inspect scene of animal attack if necessary.
- Fast response to clients’ questions.
- Monitor medical treatment to ensure clients are satisfied with their care.
- Prompt preparation of demand for compensation to insurance company once medical treatment is finished.
- Assistance in resolving clients’ medical bills including any lien issues.
- Aggressive and thorough representation in the event a lawsuit has to be filed.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a dog, it is important that you obtain legal representation to hold the insurance company responsible for your affliction. Our experienced and dedicated attorneys will provide you with the assistance you need to recover a financial settlement to heal physically and emotionally.
Steers & Associates offers our legal services with pedestrian or runner accident cases on a contingency-fee basis. When a settlement for damages is secured, then the firm’s legal fees will be covered by an agreed upon percentage of the financial compensation to the client. If you have been seriously injured by a dog attack, contact our offices today to schedule a free consultation.