Los Angeles Dog Bite Attorneys
Fighting for the Compensation You Need
The Los Angeles law firm of Mansell and Mansell, APC has extensive experience handling dog bite cases and recovering substantial awards for those injured by dog bites. Effective legal handling of dog bites requires experience in this arena. Knowledge of how to investigate the dog’s medical history and record of previous attacks is essential.
Our Los Angeles personal injury lawyer can cover every angle to gather evidence to support your claim.
Dog bite injuries can cause:
- Medical expenses
- Fear of future attacks
If you were injured by a dog due to someone else’s carelessness, you may have a viable legal claim and be able to recover for your injuries. To receive a free assessment of your dog bite claim, contact Mansell and Mansell APC.
Los Angeles Dog Bite Injury Information
After the initial shock of being attacked by a dog, and after being treated for any injuries from a dog bite, a victim may wonder what his or her legal options include. Los Angeles follows legal strict liability for dog bites. This means that if a dog bites someone, the law is fairly rigid and results in the dog’s owner being responsible for the injuries resulting from that bite.
Some adequate bases of liability for dog bite injuries include:
- The injuries were caused by a dog that had a history of injuring people.
- The attack was caused by someone’s carelessness.
- The dog attack was a result of a person not following a leash law.
Statistics About Animal Attacks
The CDC estimates that there are approximately 4.7 million dog bites every year. About 800,000 people who suffer from dog bites seek medical attention for their injuries; of these people, about 400,000 are children. Children between the ages of 5 and 9 have the highest rate of dog bite injuries, with boys more prone than girls to be injured by a dog. It is estimated that about 16 people even die every year as a result of dog bite attacks.
Dangerous Dog Breeds
Dog bite statistics indicate that people are most likely to be bitten by a dog owned by a family member or loved one. Unfortunately, once a dog has bitten a person, that animal is more likely to attack again. There has been a great deal of debate as to why there seems to be an increase in dog bite attacks. Many believe that part of the problem is the increase in ownership of more dangerous dog breeds coupled with a decrease in effective training. While any type of dog can bite and injure someone, some breeds are recognized as more aggressive.
Some of the more potentially dangerous dogs breeds are:
- Pit bulls
- Doberman Pinschers
- German shepherds
- Doberman pinschers
- Chow Chows
- Great Danes
Time is of the essence in pursuing a dog bite claim. Proper, thorough photographic documentation of the injuries must be captured right away and other efforts must be undertaken to protect your rights.
Fighting for Maximum Compensation
Contact us for a free assessment of your dog bite injury case. If you ultimately decide to work with our Los Angelesdog bite injury attorney, you will pay nothing unless Mansell and Mansell APC recovers on your behalf. There is no costly retainer fee and no out of pocket expenses during the pendency of your case.
Schedule an appointment at one our offices or request an attorney visit to any location that is more convenient for you. Contact us through our secure online form or telephone any time, day or night, at 888-276-7219.