Dog Bites

Being bitten by a dog is a traumatic, devastating experience. If you have been bitten by a dog,  GET IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ATTENTION. Permanent scarring can sometimes be prevented with early, proper medical attention.  TAKE PHOTOGRAPHS of the dog bite.  It is very important to document the injury.  A picture is worth a thousand words.  

Dog bites can scar you emotionally as well as physically. Overcoming the psychological  trauma of a dog  bite is often more challenging than recovering from the physical injuries. The fear and helplessness one feels after being bitten by a dog can take a long time to heal.

If  you or a loved one has  been bitten by a dog, you need to know your legal rights.   You may be angry at the situation and want something to be done immediately to protect you and or others from a dangerous dog. We can help you contact the proper authorities. The laws concerning dog bites and personal injury vary between states, counties and cities so the location in which you were bitten or attacked can effect your compensation.  We have helped many clients in Alameda and surrounding cities such as Oakland, Berkeley, San Leandro, Hayward and throughout the East Bay. We can help you find the best way to file your claim and get the proper compensation for your injuries too.  

Sometimes people who are bitten by a dog know the owner and are reluctant to report the incident but know something should be done.  They may worry that the dog will be put to sleep.  Unless the dog has had numerous bites, it may just be quarantined to watch for infection.  You are still entitled to compensation for your injuries.  

A dog bite injury can be expensive.  Emergency room visits, pain medication and plastic surgery can be very costly.  You are entitled to reimbursement for your expenses, as well as your pain and suffering due to a dog owner’s negligence.  We can help you get  compensation.  

A dog bite claim can be  made against the dog owner’s homeowner’s insurance company.  We can help you negotiate the insurance claim.

At our office, only an attorney will handle your case.   You will never be handed off  to a paralegal.

If you or a loved one has been or attacked or injured by a dog, contact us online or call us at 800-856-7508 to arrange a FREE  personal consultation with Tom Lewellyn.  

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