Yes, you can recover damages for your injury and trauma.

In California, owners of dogs and animals that attack people are considered responsible for the incident. That’s applicable to incidents in both public and private places, as long as the person bitten or attacked was in the area lawfully. If you were not trespassing into your neighbor’s house at the time of the attack, you are entitled to recover damages for your treatment, shock and trauma, and cosmetic enhancement if you desire to erase the bite mark.

The first thing to do, after getting your injuries treated, of course, is to talk to an experienced animal bite attorney. The lawyer can properly advise you on the appropriate course of action and ensure that you get adequate financial compensation for your suffering as recovery after a dog bite can be costly. You wouldn’t want to be saddled with the burden of paying thousands of dollars for an incident that wasn’t your fault.

Cases like yours are common, and if you have a healthy relationship with your neighbor, you can negotiate with him/her and avoid litigation. Homeowners insurance usually covers animal attacks, at least for the first incident, and you can look at getting your neighbor’s insurance to settle your expenses.


Would you like to discuss your legal matter?

PHONE

image description
RECEPTION 866-205-4971

Our receptionist will assist in scheduling new and existing clients for all offices. For initial consultations we will ask you a few questions and then find the best time for you to talk to one of the lawyers that best fits your legal matter.

Call us or use the email form and we will follow up with you right away.

EMAIL

The Law Offices of Hogan Injury will provide you with personalized attention and guidance. Protecting your rights is our main objective. We have been representing clients for the past 30 years and our experienced team of attorneys will advise you of the legal consequences of every decision you take.