Los Angeles Animal Attack Attorney
About Animal Attacks
Animal attacks can leave vicious wounds and emotional trauma which stays
with the victim. Nationally there are approximately five million dog bite
injuries each year. Because roughly 50% of those are children under 10
years of age, most states have done away with the idea that a dog gets
"one free bite". In California we have a strict liability law,
which means the dog owner, or handler, can be held responsible for any
damage or injury a dog causes whether the animal has a history of attacking
people or not. If you or a loved one has been injured you need to consult a
Los Angeles personal injury attorney quickly.
Animal Attack Lawyer in Los Angeles
Dog bites can create ragged tears as well as puncture wounds and in the
case of large dogs crush injuries and
broken bones. Since an attacking dog very often goes for the head or face of a child
severe head wounds and brain damage can cause fatal injuries or leave
disfiguring scars. While your first priority must be getting medical attention
for the wounds, it is also important to make sure you can identify the
animal again and gather contact information from any witnesses to the
attack. An experienced animal attack lawyer with our firm has had the
sad experience of having to inform victims and parents of victims that
the statute of limitations has run out for their injury because they waited
too long to act.
Our talented legal team is fully prepared to get into action to help a
client recover damages for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering
and other related costs. We work closely with a client particularly during
the investigation and claim preparation stage of a case. We have built
a reputation for being responsive to our client's needs and concerns.
Call Okabe & Haushalter to discuss your case with a caring and aggressive
personal injury lawyer.
Contact a Los Angeles Animal Attack Attorney
with our firm for a full understanding of your legal rights and options.