Dog Bite Lawyer in the San Gabriel Valley
Dog bites are a more common occurrence than many people think. Every year, around 800,000 Americans require medical treatment for injuries sustained in a dog attack, with nearly 10,000 requiring hospitalization. With the help of a dog bite lawyer, people bitten by a dog can seek compensation for their injuries, including medical bills, missed work, and pain and suffering. Since 1984, the Law Offices of Scott Warmuth has been helping victims throughout Southern California pursue justice. Call 888-517-9888 today for a free, no-obligation legal consultation.
Preventing a Dog Bite
Children are at an especially high risk for permanent, or even fatal, dog bite injuries. Teaching children how to properly behave around dogs, especially strange dogs, could prevent serious injury.
- If possible, stay away from unfamiliar dogs.
- If approached by an unfamiliar dog, stay quiet, avoid eye contact, and avoid making sudden movements.
- If a dog knocks you to the ground, curl into a ball and remain still.
- Do not try to break up a dog fight.
- Leave alone any dog sleeping, eating, or nursing.
To avoid dog bites, dog owners also need to properly train and socialize their pets. In California, dog owners are responsible for any damage or injuries inflicted by their dogs. Protecting others from dog bites also protect dog owners from injury liability. Dog owners should:
- Spay and neuter you pet!
- Avoid playing ‘roughhousing’ games, like wrestling or tug of war.
- Research dog breeds before adopting to ensure your dog is compatible with your household and lifestyle.
- Bond and socialize with your pet before bringing it around younger children.
- Do not leave your dog outside on a chain. ‘Outside dogs’ may not socialize properly.
- Do not leave unsupervised dogs with unsupervised children.
- Do not allow your dog to growl or bare teeth while being trained.
For more dog bite safety tips, visit the ASPCA dog bite prevention website.
Dog Bite Injuries
While most dog bite injuries are superficial, others can cause permanent, life-changing damage. In fact, tens of thousands of plastic surgeries are required each year due to dog bites. Worse, about 35 Americans are killed in dog attacks each year. Seriously injured dog bite victims can rack up expensive medical bills and could miss time from work, creating a dire financial situation. A dog bite lawyer can help victims pursue compensation.
Injuries associated with dog bites include (but are not limited to):
- Broken Bones
- Disease (rabies, tetanus, etc)
- Skin, Muscle, and Nerve Damage
- Wrongful Death
The Law Offices of Scott Warmuth can help you seek the necessary medical treatment for your dog bite injuries. Call a dog bite lawyer today at 888-517-9888 and receive a free consultation.
Why Choose Our Firm?
The Law Offices of Scott Warmuth is a full-service plaintiff law firm with over three decades of legal experience. We make pursuing injury claims simple and pursue the maximum amount of financial compensation possible for our clients, all with a no recovery, no fee policy. Here’s how straightforward we make your injury claim:
Call 888-517-9888 and receive a free case evaluation
Complete some paperwork
Seek medical treatment for your dog bite injury
Receive a settlement check
Every personal injury case is different. If insurance companies refuse to negotiate in good faith, we will take them to court to ensure fair and just compensation for your injuries. We never charge upfront or out-of-pocket expenses and you will not owe any legal fees if a dog bite lawyer does not win your case. Our representation is offered risk-free.
Experienced Attorneys – Exceptional Results
The Law Offices of Scott Warmuth has been helping clients with personal injury seek medical treatment and obtain compensation from negligent dog owners since 1984. Our commitment to our clients stems from our philosophy:
We’re on your side, all the way.
From start to finish, your dog bite lawyer will be promoting your best interests to the doctors, the court, and the insurance companies, seeking the largest settlement possible for your injuries. Our helpful staff will help you find medical treatment while keeping track of your paperwork to help you quickly conclude your case. We can help you hold those responsible for your injuries accountable.