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Agoura Hills Dog Bite Lawyer

Legal Support and Compensation

Most dogs are gentle creatures that will never hurt anyone; however, there are always exceptions to the rule. Whether caused by nature or nurture, man’s best friend can not only bite, but can also leave you with severe pain, decreased mobility, nerve damage and long-term scarring.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every year there are more than 4.5 million dog bites recorded in the country, and the majority of these involve children below the age of five. Most dog bites will be harmless and result in minor injuries.

In some cases, the person may suffer from severe injuries that include:

  • Lacerations
  • Scalp injuries
  • Eye injuries
  • Flesh wounds
  • Trauma and crushing injuries

California Dog Bite Laws

California has strict liability dog bite laws. Under California’s liability laws, a dog owner is usually responsible and liable for any injuries caused by his dog, even if it was the very first time that the animal was involved in a bite. Under California’s liability laws, the owner can be held liable, even if he or she had no knowledge of the dog’s vicious tendencies. If you were injured by a dog bite, it won’t matter if the dog had never bitten anyone before, but you must exercise your right by filing a claim for compensation. Our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys are here to help!

Steps After a Dog Bite

Immediately following a dog bite you should seek medical attention for your injuries. Take photographs of the injuries and report the dog bite to your local animal control agency. Then, contact Effres & Effres as quickly as possible.

Never attempt to settle your case with the owner’s insurance company before speaking with a Los Angeles dog bite lawyer. We offer our services for residents throughout Southern California, including Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Ventura, and all surrounding counties.

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Our Clients' Success Stories

  • "They were on top of it since the beginning. They always answered my phone calls and emails quick."
    Will recommend Steve and Justin to anybody in need of a great lawyer. They were on top of it since the beginning. They always answered my phone calls and emails quick. Frequent phone calls with updates on my case, late work hours. Ready to kick ass.
    - O.M.
  • "Thanks again and keep up the good work."
    Dear Steve, Rene, Daisy & Team, We received your check and wanted to thank you for your hard work on our behalf. The money enabled us to pay off the replacement car and other bills, so it was a great help. Thanks again and keep up the good work. Our best by D & G
    - D & G
  • "Thanks to you, you made a bad topsy-turvy affair a very easy ordeal."
    Dear Mr. Effres, We just once again wanted to thank you so very much, for your fine (I should say “great”) handling of Anne’s case. We have never had to “go to court,” or sue anyone in the past and really had no idea where to start with any of the details. Thanks to you, you made a bad topsy-turvy affair a very easy ordeal on our behalf. And my husband and I really appreciate the time and effort you gave the case. I hope we never have to do anything like this again, but should something like this happen you can be sure of hearing from us again – Thank you very, very much. With warmest regards
    - F & D
  • "I feel that nobody could have done a better job than you."
    Dear Mr. Effres: I just don’t know where to start to show you how much I appreciate your concern in my case. I am glad that I had you representing me in trial. I feel that nobody could have done a better job than you. I thank your family too, for putting up with the stress that this case may have caused, also the time that it may have taken you away from them. You will always be on my mind and I will never forget the experience I had. Thanx. by T. R
    - T.R.

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