Dogs are widely regarded as man’s best friend, but it is possible for any dog to attack a person unexpectedly and cause tremendous harm. If you or a family member recently suffered a dog attack, a Madera dog bite lawyer is the ideal resource to consult to determine your options for legal recourse. You likely have grounds to seek compensation for your damages, and the right attorney can be incredibly helpful for the difficult legal proceedings ahead of you.
Law Offices of David Davidi, APLC, offers compassionate and client-focused legal counsel to victims of dog attacks in the Madera area. If you recently sustained any harm from another person’s dog, the strict liability rule in California states that they are responsible for repaying your losses. However, the actual process of securing this compensation could be more challenging than you might expect.
Our firm is ready to work closely with you through all stages of your recovery efforts. You can rely on our team to help gather any evidence needed to assert strict liability, and we will uncover every form of compensation you can seek from the defendant. You have a limited time in which to pursue your recovery, and the sooner you connect with our team, the more time we can have to build your personal injury claim.
The first challenge you will face in your impending dog bite claim is proving strict liability applies to the case. This means you must prove you were legally present wherever the attack occurred and that you did not provoke the attack. Once you have asserted strict liability, you can proceed with claiming compensation for the damages you suffered from the attack.
The purpose of a personal injury claim is for the plaintiff to prove accountability for their damages and to secure compensation for those damages. Under the state’s personal injury laws, the plaintiff has the right to seek compensation for:
The sooner you connect with a Madera dog bite lawyer, the more likely you are to succeed with your recovery efforts. The team at Law Offices of David Davidi, APLC, is ready to help navigate the proceedings necessary to secure compensation for your damages, and the sooner you reach out to our team, the sooner we can start working on your case.
Under the strict liability rule in the state, a dog owner is fully responsible for any damages their pet caused as long as the situation meets two conditions. First, the victim must not have instigated the attack, such as attacking the dog or the dog owner. Second, the victim must have been legally present wherever the attack happened. This means a trespasser or intruder could not assert strict liability if they were harmed by a dog after illegally entering the owner’s property.
The damages available in a dog bite claim are the same that you could claim in any other personal injury suit. You have the right to seek full compensation for economic damages, including your medical expenses, lost income, and property damage from the incident. You can also claim compensation for projected future financial losses and your pain and suffering, and your attorney can help determine a suitable amount to include with your claim.
There is a two-year statute of limitations on personal injury claims in the state, including dog bite claims. This time limit starts on the date an injury occurred, and the plaintiff must submit their complaint to the court within two years; otherwise, they lose the chance to file their claim. If two years seems like more than enough time, remember that compiling the foundation of your case may be more time-consuming than you expect.
It is technically possible for you to file a dog bite claim without hiring an attorney, but having legal counsel you can trust can significantly improve your chances of success with your claim. Your attorney can streamline your proceedings and shorten the time it takes for you to recover. Additionally, they can also help maximize your recovery, potentially helping you secure far more compensation than you likely could have managed on your own.
The attorneys at Law Offices of David Davidi, APLC, accept personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, so you pay nothing unless our firm wins your case. If we are unable to obtain a recovery, you owe nothing, and if we do win compensation for your damages, your contingency fee will be a percentage of the total amount recovered. This eliminates any risk of paying more for legal representation than you win in compensation for your damages.
The right Madera dog bite lawyer can have a tremendously positive influence on the outcome of your impending claim. Law Offices of David Davidi, APLC, can work closely with you to determine the full extent of damages you can seek from the defendant and guide you through your proceedings as efficiently as possible. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with a Madera dog bite lawyer you can trust with your recovery efforts.