Dog Bite & Dog Attack Injury Lawyers
Personal Injury Law Firm Serving Clients in Monterey and the Central Coast
Have you, a friend or family member been bitten by a dog? Either a vicious
dog or one that wasn’t vicious but attacked anyway. If so, you are
entitled to financial compensation for your injury expenses and other
damages. Personal injury cases involving dog bites or dog attacks are
complex, and require the skills of an experienced attorney to ensure that
the negligent party is held responsible. From the ownership or the dog
to the circumstances of the attack, or even the location of the attack,
there are a number of factors that determine who can be held liable for
the attack and whose insurance is applicable to pay for the medical expenses
and other damages.
At Swartz & Kennedy, our team of accomplished lawyers are committed
to serving clients in Monterey and Central Coast area who have suffered
injuries caused by dog attacks and dog bites. We can build a strong legal
case that will protect your rights and allow you to pursue the maximum
compensation that is fair under the circumstance. Our legal team understands
how difficult it is to undergo medical treatment and heal after a dog
attack. Swartz & Kennedy is here to handle all the legal aspects of your
personal injury case so that you can focus on recovering.
What to Do After a Dog Bite or a Dog Attack
The first thing you should do after being attacked by a dog is to seek
the appropriate medical attention. After you have confirmed that you will
be treated by a medical professional, take the following steps to preserve
the evidence of your attack:
- Report the animal and incident to local animal control professionals.
- Take clear pictures of the injuries you sustained and the location of the attack.
- Write down the names and addresses of anyone who witnessed the attack.
- Get the name of the dog owner and their insurance policy information.
- If the attack occurs on rented property or at a retail establishment, report
the attack to the landlord or store manager.
- Do not make any agreement with the pet owner and do not sign any documents
without first speaking to an experienced lawyer.
If you are unable to take the steps listed above, the sooner you contact
Swartz & Kennedy, our legal team will immediately begin the investigation
to collect and preserve the evidence necessary to prove your case and
recover fair compensation for you.
What are the Circumstance where you are entitled to be compensated?
There are many types of circumstances where you may be injured by a dog
and entitled to recover compensation from the owner or, in some cases,
a landlord. Clearly, where a dog attacks and bites you, or injures you
without biting you, the owner is liable for your damages. If the attack
occurs on a rental property, and the landlord or manager has knowledge
of the dog’s past history of attacks, the landlord or manager may
also be liable. Additionally, a dog may be loose, escape a leash, or break
through a fence, and knock you over or attack your own dog while also
injuring you. In all these different types of circumstances, different
laws govern who is liable for the dog’s conduct and therefore who
is responsible to pay you a fair compensation for your injuries and damages.
Get Help From Our Personal Injury Team Today
Being attacked by a dog can be a traumatic experience, for everyone, but
especially for young children. That is why our lawyers are here to help
you obtain the justice you deserve. If you have been bitten, attacked,
or injured in any way by a dog, you should immediately consult with our
law firm to determine all of your options under the law. We will use our
extensive resources and years of experience to help secure maximum compensation
for your dog bite injury.
Call (831) 373-3235 to schedule your free case evaluation
with our Monterey dog bites attorneys.