We Can Help You Obtain Compensation After A Dog Bite Or Attack
Dog bite injuries are nothing to take lightly. A bad bite from a dog can result in infection, nerve damage and disfigurement, and the event itself can be psychologically traumatizing. There is also an unfortunate stigma that sometimes accompanies these attacks. Dogs are widely seen as pets rather than animals, and when people hear “dog bite” they don’t always take the injury as seriously as they should.
At The Weinberger Law Firm, however, our Sacramento dog bite injuries understand just how devastating these injuries can be. We can help you file an injury claim to hold the dog owner responsible and obtain the compensation you need for your medical expenses, pain, and suffering.
Why Should You Hire A Dog Bite Attorney?
If you or a loved one have been the victim of a dog attack, you may want to enlist the services of a skilled dog bite attorney. An attorney can help you understand your opportunities for recovery and can help hold the negligent party responsible. In California, victims or the family of the victim have up to two years from the date of the accident to file a dog bite claim. With dog bites, however, it’s important to contact local authorities and to begin the legal process to keep the dog from attacking anyone else. Working with an attorney can give you time to focus on recovery while your attorney investigates the accident and works on identifying the dog owner.
Finding The Dog Owner
Many dog bites are perpetrated by dogs the victims are unfamiliar with. As such, tracking down the owner is not always an easy task. Thankfully, this is not a task you have to handle on your own. Our team has experience finding dog owners and informing them of the attack. With the owner identified, your injury claim can then proceed.
There are some things you can make note of that will help us find the owner of the dog:
- Where did the attack occur?
- What time did the attack occur?
- What kind of dog was it?
- Was the dog wearing a collar?
- Were there any houses near where you were attacked?
- Did anyone witness the attack?
Contact Us To Learn More About Your Legal Options
The Sacramento dog bite attorneys at The Weinberger Law Firm have been representing injury victims for decades. We have extensive experience building an injury case, and we are prepared to take every case to trial if it cannot be resolved with a settlement. Contact us online today to schedule a free consultation, or call 916-583-7709.