More than 30 years of experience goes into every dog attack case we handle. At the Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg, we believe that experience makes a difference. We have devoted our careers to personal injury and wrongful death cases. We will devote ourselves to getting you compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other costs you are faced with.
Our service goes beyond simply helping you get the money you need to move forward with your life. We also believe in the value of building relationships with our clients. We want you to feel comfortable every step of the way. We have handled many six-figure dog bite cases and our experience has proven to be vital in winning large results for our clients in hundreds of dog bite cases.
We want you to know that we are on your side.
There are millions of dogs inside US households. As dogs are arguably the most popular pet in the country, it is inevitable that bites and attacks will occur. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 20% of all dog bite injuries require medical assistance. However, dog attacks can cause injuries in ways other than bites.
At the Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg, our Los Angeles dog attack lawyers regularly help clients who have sustained the following injuries due to a dog bite or attack:
Additionally, dog bite injury victims have a high risk of sustaining severe infections at the site of the dog bite. These infections can quickly spread to other areas of the body.
According to Section 3342 of the Civil Code in California, we can see that this state operates under a “strict liability” dog bite statute. This means that a dog owner can be held liable for any injuries caused by a dog bite even if the dog has never bitten anybody before or been deemed aggressive. This differs from some other states that have a “one bite” rule in which a dog owner can only be held liable after a dog has been deemed aggressive or bitten somebody previously.
However, California’s strict liability laws only apply to injuries caused by a dog bite, not other injuries caused in an attack. For example, if a person is injured because a dog knocked them over and caused a broken bone, then the injury victim will need to prove negligence on the part of the dog owner in order to recover compensation.
If you are injured by a dog, you should immediately Animal Control and have the incident investigated. For a dog attack case, injury victims will need to keep in mind the time limit put in place by the California personal injury statute of limitations. Under these laws, injury victims will have a two-year window with which to file a lawsuit against a dog’s owner in order to recover compensation. Failing to file a claim within this specified amount of time will result in the injury victim being unable to recover the compensation they deserve. You should also obtain proof the attacking dog was properly vaccinated and take photos of the dog, your injuries, and any witness.
If you or somebody you care about has been injured in a dog attack in Los Angeles, there may be various types of compensation available for your claim. At the Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg, our dog attack accident lawyers are regularly able to help clients recover the following:
To discuss your case with an experienced dog bite attorney, e-mail us or call us at 310-997-0904.
Our law firm handles all types of cases involving attacks from dangerous dogs. We stand up for the rights of dog bite victims in Los Angeles and throughout Southern California.
In the majority of these cases, we are going up against the dog owner’s insurance company. These companies are big businesses intent on keeping their money in their pockets. They may seem intimidating, but we know how to fight them. We have successfully taken them down time and time again. We know how to get you results.
Howard C. Kornberg is AV-rated* by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating given to attorneys for legal trial skills and ethical standards. He is a member of ABOTA, the American Board of Trial Advocates.
Whether your child was bitten by a vicious dog, an elderly relative was knocked down and hurt by a neighbor’s pet, or you or someone you care about has been involved in any other type of dog attack or bite, we can help.
E-mail us or call us at 310-997-0904 for a free consultation with a personal injury and wrongful death lawyer.
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