We are happy to report that we have obtained a settlement of over $200,000.00 for one of our clients who was the victim of a dog bite in Van Nuys, California. This particular client was walking her dogs when a neighbors dog came out of the house and attacked one of her dogs. Our client did what any responsible dog owner would do and attempted to help her dog.
Unfortunately, in the process, the neighbor’s dog bit our client’s finger and bit off a small piece of our client’s pinky finger. Our client attempted to resolve the matter on her own without hiring an attorney. The owners of the dog refused to even pay for our client’s medical bills and she hired our firm.
Fortunately, the other party had insurance. Their insurance adjuster first tried to argue that our client assumed the risk of injury by trying to help her dog. The adjuster also tried to argue that it was not a bad injury. We successfully argued and proved the severity of the injury, as well as the psychological effects of such an attack, and resolved the case for more than $200,000.00.
Our personal injury lawyers have successfully handled many California dog bite and attack claims over the years. If you or someone you know is attacked by a dog, you need a dog bite attorney who knows how to handle such claims and knows how to prove your injuries to obtain the maximum financial recovery possible.
Many attorneys in and around Los Angeles advertise their services and claim to be experts at handling claims like dog bites and car accidents, however they may have little or no experience successfully resolving claims for their clients, including going to trial when necessary. Please always make sure to check the credentials of the law firm that you hire to make sure you are well represented against the high powered insurance companies on the other side.