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Business, Alcoholic Beverage Control Licensing, Conditional Use Permits, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury Attorney in Los Angeles. Serving the Food and Beverage, Restaurant and Entertainment industries. Bilingual in English and Korean.
Business, Alcoholic Beverage Control Licensing, Conditional Use Permits, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury Attorney in Los Angeles. Serving the Food and Beverage, Restaurant and Entertainment industries. Bilingual in English and Korean.
Business, Alcoholic Beverage Control Licensing, Conditional Use Permits, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury Attorney in Los Angeles. Serving the Food and Beverage, Restaurant and Entertainment industries. Bilingual in English and Korean.
Business, Alcoholic Beverage Control Licensing, Conditional Use Permits, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury Attorney in Los Angeles. Serving the Food and Beverage, Restaurant and Entertainment industries. Bilingual in English and Korean.

DOG BITE ACCIDENT

 

A DOG BITE CASE

A dog bite case involves injuries to your body resulting from a bite from a dog owned by someone other than you. Fortunately, there is no longer a "one free bite" rule in California, which allowed a dog to actually bite someone before the victim could recover damages against a owner. Now, there is a zero tolerance for dog bites in California. This means the dog owner is strictly liable to dog bite victim regardless of whether a dog previously bit a person.  

5 THINGS YOU SHOULD AFTER A DOG BITE INJURY ACCIDENT

  • If you can, distance yourself from the attacking dog to avoid further injury to yourself and stay calm.  Should you feel threaten by the dog, use reasonable force to defend yourself from further injury.

  • If you can do it safely, call 911 immediately to report your injury incident, especially if you suffered serious injuries and tell the operator that an ambulance or EMT is required for emergency treatment.

  • If you know the dog's owner, report the incident to the owner after you are safe to do so.

  • Take pictures or videos.  Almost everyone has a camera on their cell phones these days. Use it. Take as many pictures as you can of the scene of the accident and anything related to it. Don't question what is relevant or not at the scene, just take as much photos or video as you can to record the event, especially of any visible injuries to your body. Let an experienced attorney determinate what photos and/or videos will be relevant to your case.

  • Do not make any admissions of fault.  Record only facts and state only facts of the incident if you must.

 

  • ​Contact an experienced personal injury attorney before contacting the insurance companies or other party.

 

5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD HIRE A LAWYER FOR AN INJURY ACCIDENT

  • Insurance companies don't want to pay you a fair share for your injuries and loss. Insurance companies are in the business to make money, not give it away.  Don't mistake their niceness on the telephone for fairness. Insurance companies are not on your side when it comes to accidents and losses.

  • Insurance companies don't want to help you. They will low ball you and work against you at every point of your case. Have you ever experienced the other driver's insurance company calling you right after an accident for a recorded statement? They aggressively ask you numerous vague and over broad questions, then use your responses against you later when its suits them. We strongly recommend that you have legal representation prior to giving your statement to an insurance company, even your own.

  • Insurance companies don't respect you. They will make every effort to use the law to their advantage only. For example, they may tell you that you must repair your car at "their" preferred  body shop. That is a lie. In California, you have the right to repair your car at "your" preferred body shop.  When an experienced personal injury attorney is representing you, insurance companies limit their game play to a minimum.

  • Insurances companies will often times offer more money for cases involving an attorney than what they would have offered without one.

  • An experienced personal injury attorney will handle your case from start to finish, reducing or eliminating the stress and anxiety typically experienced after an accident of any type. The emotional freedom may offer you luxury of getting back on your feet that much sooner and smoother.  And, best of all you don't have to pay for attorney's fees until your case is won.