San Diego Dog Bite Lawyer
The experienced dog bite attorneys in Los Angeles at the Mitchell Law Corporation are dog lovers who know the love and companionship dogs of all breeds can offer. However, we are also aware of the danger other people’s dogs pose if not trained or restrained properly. When a dog bites, serious injuries or worse, death can occur.
We have represented many clients who have suffered a serious dog bite injury and understand the devastating emotional, physical, and financial effects a serious dog bite injury can have on victims. When we take a case, our sole focus is to do everything we can to ensure our clients are awarded significant financial compensation.
Ethical Legal Help
We do not recommend that victims try to represent themselves. Although victims are not required to prove the dog was known to be aggressive, the victim must prove the individual named in the lawsuit is the owner of the dog and that the victim’s injuries were caused by the dog bite. Let our ethical and knowlegable dog bite injury lawyers in San Diego help victims prove they were injured as a result of the dog bite and through no fault of their own.
Dog Bite Statistics
A dog bites an estimated 4.7 million people each year in the U.S. Of the 4.7 million dog bites, approximately 400,000 require medical care and treatment. Sadly, an estimated 40 people will tragically die as a result of their dog bite related injuries every year in the U.S. Some other sobering dog bite statistics are:
- Approximately 26,900 reconstructive surgeries were performed in 2013 to repair dog bite injuries.
- The most frequent victims of dog bites are the elderly, children, and postal workers.
- In 2013, dog bites were the 9th leading cause of injury to children between the ages of five and nine.
- Approximately 71 percent of dog bite injuries are to an extremity (arms, feet, legs, and hands).
- In 2012, California led the nation in dog bite fatalities.
- Almost 75 percent of the state’s dog bite related fatalities occurred in San Diego County.
Los Angeles Dog Bite Injuries
As mentioned above, an individual’s hands, feet, arms, and legs are typically the most affected part of the body in a dog attack. Dog bite victims may suffer from a partially amputated limb or finger, bone fractures, lacerations, and contusions. In addition to causing severe emotional and psychological injuries for victims, these injuries can inflict permanent scarring, disfigurement, and loss of function.
Surgeries to repair severe injuries can be costly and victims with debilitating injuries may require month, years, or even a lifetime of therapy. Victims should not have to pay physically and financially for an injury that was not their fault. The dog bite attorneys in Los Angeles at the Mitchell Law Corporation can help victims seek compensation for dog bite related expenses, such as doctor visits, hospital stays, physical therapy, disfigurement, and emotional anguish. We can also help victims recover compensation for lost wages and lost benefits.
Free No Hassle, No Obligation Consultation
We understand that you may have a lot of questions about your injury and potential case, which is why we offer free no hassle, no obligation consultations. During a consultation, we can answer your questions and inform you of your legal rights. You will not be hassled or pressured into retaining our services.
Act quickly. You only have a limited amount of time to take legal action and attempt to recover much-needed funds. Call our firm now in Los Angeles at (310) 442-9380 or in San Diego at (619) 702-6518.