According to the CDC, there are about 4.5 million dog bites every year. While the majority of these incidents involve dogs biting members of their own households, sometimes dogs do bite other individuals due to their owners’ negligence. When this happens, dog bite victims can and should take legal action against the dog’s owner or handler.
If you or your child have been bitten by a dog, you can trust Castillo & Associates for aggressive and effective representation. After all, we have the reputation and resources your case deserves, including:
We will guide you through every step required to bring your case to the best possible resolution.
In some states, dogs get “one free bite” before their owners can be held liable. In both California and Arizona, dog owners are strictly liable for any injuries caused by their pets, regardless of whether the dog had bitten before or was otherwise known to be dangerous. So don’t let a dog owner’s shock, concern, or apologies influence you to give up your legal right to seek compensation. The owners insurance may cover your damages.
Deep puncture wounds, wounds with ragged edges from tearing or shaking, bites to the face or hands, and other dog bite injuries that create significant pain and scarring definitely merit legal action.
Even if the wound from a dog bite appears to be minor, it has the potential to become infected, which will increase your pain and suffering and require costly medical treatment. In fact, according to the CDC, 1 in 5 dog bites will become infected.
Therefore, the best course of action is to consult a dog bite attorney after any kind of injury. We can advise you of the legal strength and potential value of your case and then help you seek compensation by negotiating with the dog owner’s insurance company or by filing a lawsuit as the case may merit.
Depending on the facts of the case, you may be able to receive compensation for:
You can rely on our aggressive dog bite injury attorneys to work hard to maximize your compensation and resolve your claim as quickly as possible.
If you would like advice about a potential dog bite injury claim, please contact us at (800) 497-9774. We offer no-risk representation to most clients, so you will not have to pay for our services unless we win your case.