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Dog Bites

Suffered from a dog bite? Coria Law can help you maximize the compensation you are entitled to for your medical care, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

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Dog Bites

Dogs are known as very lovable companions that are known to be kind. However, there are specific breeds that are naturally more aggressive and require specific training to ensure they are not a danger to the public. Unfortunately, there are many dog owners that refuse to train their dogs or purposely train their dogs to be more aggressive for protection purposes. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) had reported over 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs every year in the U.S. All types of injuries, whether physical or mental, should be addressed and treated properly. The cost of the treatment you receive, or any other type of cost that are incurred from an accident, is not something you should have to pay if they were caused due to the negligence of another.

Most Common Causes of Dog Attacks/ Bites:

+Possessiveness: Dogs are very territorial and it is possible that they will attack if they believe their food, toys, and puppies are going to be taken away. Dogs can also be territorial over other dogs and owners.
Provocation: Teasing a dog and provoking them in anyway can cause them to attack.

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By filing a personal injury claim in Los Angeles for dog bite, you can collect damages for medical bills, inability to work, reduced quality of life, etc. However, insurance companies will sell you short by giving low offers(even if they seem high to you). By obtaining the services of a personal injury attorney, we are able to properly evaluate the case and fight for what we believe it is worth. We will also make sure that all matters are addressed and handled properly.

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Frequently Asked Questions

As a claim or lawsuit can be very time consuming and difficult, there is no harm in getting a free consultation about your case. Our attorney is able to explain the rules of the state of California and help you decide whether it would be better to go ahead with a claim or file a lawsuit.

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What should I do after a dog bite/attack?

It is important to remain calm after an encounter with a dog. Any sudden movements can cause another outlash. Once the situation has calmed down and you are safe, you want to collect evidence, such as the information of the owner, images of the dog, images of your injury, and any other pieces of information that you believe will be helpful.

What if a dog bites my dog?

Dogs are considered property and because of this, most dog on dog attacks are not considered a personal injury case. However, you are able to try and work out a financial deal with the other owner to help cover medical costs.

How long do I have to file an dog bite case in California?

The  Statute of Limitations time frame for a dog bite is 2 years in California.

What do you get for your attorney’s fee?

At Coria Law we are on a contingency fee arrangement basis. This means we take cases at no charge and collect the fee as a percentage of any settlement or judgment that we obtain from the case. Thus, if you get nothing from the case, neither does the attorney.