Dog Bite Attorneys

San Diego, California Personal Injury Lawyers

If you were bitten by a dog, likely it did not happen because you ignored a “Beware of Dog” sign. Usually, dog bites are unexpected and occur while visiting someone in their house or walking through their yard, or in public places when dogs are not supervised.

Our lawyers will take care of your individual case, investigating carefully all the circumstances, and negotiating the settlement, performing litigation, or filing a lawsuite, you deserve for your pain and suffering.

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Well-versed in California dog bite laws

Gallagher Krich, APC lawyers will explain you the legal rights you have, but here is a summary of what you need to know about California dog bite laws:

California Civil Code 3342 considers the dog owners strictly liable for any injuries their dog causes, no matter what the situation is. It is irrelevant if the owner was or was not negligent in his/her actions – they are still responsible for the injuries caused by their dogs. There are only a few exceptions to this rule:

  • The victim was trespassing the property of the dog’s owner
  • The victim provoked the dog
  • The dog, owned by military or law enforcement, bit the victim while performing its duty

Always consult with a lawyer on your legal rights, because the dog bite law refers specifically to bites. However, to pursue other types of injuries caused by dogs, you need a personal injury attorney to investigate and represent your case.

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To learn more about how we can assist you in navigating the personal injury process, call Gallagher Krich, APC, at (858) 926-5797. We offer free initial consultations as well as evening and weekend meetings by appointment.

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Working thoroughly on your case

Once we start investigating your case, it is important to collect immediately several important pieces of information about the attack:

  • Details about how the attack happened, to fully understand: if you were in a public space or on private property and if you had the right to be there; if you by any chance provoked the dog; what was the dog’s owner doing during the attack and what his/her reactions were
  • Find out contact information for the animal’s owner
  • Take photos of the injuries or any clothing that was damaged during the attack
  • Document all the medical treatments you receive, and all the symptoms you might experience after the attack
  • Investigate if the animal was up-to-date on shots
  • Obtain official verification that the dog was vaccinated for rabies

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All this information will help us in building your case and hold the dog’s owner accountable for the injuries you suffered and their consequences.

Relentless representation

Usually, after a dog attack, you will get a call from the owner or from the insurance company representing the owner.

Most of the owners will not have dog insurance. However, they might have home insurance, which usually covers dog bites as well. In case they have no home insurance or this does not cover dog bites, then we will have to sue the dog owner directly. If it is necessary, our law firm has all the resources for taking your case to court.

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We can help with cases involving:

Brain Injury

If you or your loved one suffered from a head accident as the result of someone else’s negligence, malpractice or misconduct, you should be compensated for your damages.

Dog Bite

Usually, dog bites are unexpected and occur while visiting someone in their house or walking through their yard, or in public places when dogs are not supervised.

Vehicle Accident

If you are involved in a car accident, as a victim or wrongdoer, first get the medical treatment you need, and then call your car accident lawyer.

Assault & Battery

The law takes your injury seriously and you can pursue justice through civil courts and receive just and fair compensation for your damages.

Defective Product

If you have been injured or suffered other damages because of unsafe products, contact Gallagher Krich, APC attorneys, because you may have a defective product liability claim.

Medical Malpractice

As a patient, you have a reasonable right to expect a certain standard of care from the doctors, surgeons, nurses and other health care professionals.

Truck Accident

If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a truck accident, you may be entitled to compensation from the truck’s owner.

Spinal Cord Injury

Consult our attorneys with reliable expertise in spinal cord injury cases, before talking or signing any agreement with the insurance company!

Rideshare Accident

If you or your loved ones are the victims of an assault and battery, be aware that this leads to more than the criminal prosecution of the attacker.

Slip and Fall

Poorly maintained property, cracked walkways, potholes, wet floors, sloped driveways, uneven stairs, unsafe balconies, and poor lighting could cause you to get injured.

Drug Effects

Drugs and medication should help you or the loved ones to improve the health condition you might suffer from. Unfortunately, this may not always be the case.

Industrial Accident

We wish you accident-free work life, but as experienced attorneys we are aware that accidents might happen even in the most secure workplaces.

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At Gallagher Krich, APC, we maintain a nationwide attorney referral network of seasoned trial lawyers who can offer you the opportunity to maximize your potential personal injury recovery.

We provide you with a free case evaluation to help you obtain, organize and itemize your evidence through a review of your medical billing and loss of past and future earnings.

Our team of attorneys will examine your records against comparable cases to specifically identify your emotional harm, pain and suffering against medical-legal support and classification of the type of injury to determine a “multiplier” of your out-of-pocket medical expenses from which to examine your pain and suffering.

We quickly establish effective communication with insurance companies. Our lawyers can intervene to stop debt recovery companies from harassing you with overly aggressive collection of outstanding medical bills arising from the events giving rise to your personal injury claims.

Finally, our office will give you a realistic assessment of your case. We will discuss how to optimize your claim and develop an actionable plan to resolve your case.

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