According to a study from the Center For Disease Control (CDC), approximately 4.7 million dog bites and attacks occur in the United States each year. While most people associate a dog bite to only certain aggressive breeds of dogs, it is important to know that smaller cute looking dogs can also attack without warning and cause major injuries.
Our attorneys have handled numerous dog bite cases and negotiated fiercely with insurance companies to get the maximum compensation for our clients. If you or a loved one have recently been attacked by a dog, it is crucial that you speak with a dog bite attorney immediately!
This is a complex question for which an attorney consultation is crucial in determining who is liable. Dog bite cases can be complicated and the laws differ from state to state. Therefore, it is essential to give us a call and speak to one of our experienced attorneys to determine what your next steps should be.
The short answer is maybe, it all depends on the circumstances of the attack and ownership of the dog. Homeowners insurance generally covers dog bites by the policy holder’s dog. Most dog bites occur in the home of a family member, neighbor, or a friend. As such, many dog bite victims are hesitant about asking for insurance information. We understand that no one wants to file a claim against a friend or family member. However, if there is an applicable homeowner policy, our attorneys will pursue them instead of your friend or family member to get you the compensation you deserve!
What most people don’t know is that in the state of California, the dog bite owner’s home insurance policy can compensate you for your injuries and losses. What happens if there are renters at the premises where the attack occurred? Generally, renter’s insurance would cover a dog bite case. However, most renters do not purchase the additional coverage needed to protect themselves should their dog attack someone. Therefore, the liability can then trail back to the owner of the premises. This will require specific investigations and gathering of evidence into the attack, for which it can get complicated. This is why hiring a dog bite attorney is crucial in getting you the settlement you deserve!
Our attorneys have dealt with numerous dog bite cases for which liability was at issue. We are familiar with the complexity of these cases and will work hard to find the liable party and fight for what you deserve!
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