Dog Bites

Animal attacks can be devastating. A lawyer can help.

For many Southern California residents, dogs provide companionship, love and support. However, a minority of vicious dogs will actually attack people. Dog bites can cause severe injuries: The edges of the bite become ragged, the risk of infection is high, and larger dogs can even break bones.

Often, reconstructive surgery or skin grafting is needed. Children are particularly vulnerable to dog bites because they may not know how to behave around a potentially dangerous dog. If you or your child has been hurt by a dog, contact Ardalan & Associates, PLC. We’ll help you hold the owner accountable.

California is a strict liability state for dog bites. This means that, unlike most personal injury cases, there is no need to prove that the owner was negligent in restraining the dog or had previous knowledge of the dog’s vicious behavior. As long as you were on public property or lawfully on private property at the time of the bite, you should have a case.

No one deserves to be bitten. We’ll stand up for you.

Recovering damages in a dog bite case can be a challenge. Dog bites are usually covered by the dog owner’s homeowners’ insurance, and that insurance company’s priority is to protect their client, not you. They might try to argue that you provoked the bite or find ways to reduce your claim by downplaying certain types of damage.

From the moment you walk into our office, our Woodland Hills dog bite lawyers will advocate for you and prepare your case for trial. Dog bites can cause serious skin damage, and the compensation we help you recover can pay for grafts and reconstructive surgery to repair that damage and reduce scarring and disfigurement. We know that the outcome of your case is about more than money, especially if your child was the victim of the attack. It’s about dignity and quality of life.

Our mission is to advocate for the injured and make our community safer by holding people who cause injuries accountable – including irresponsible dog owners. We’re the trial lawyers other attorneys trust to help with their most important cases. Start with us. Call (888) 259-5861 for a free case evaluation.