Bitten By A Dog Around Los Angeles? You Deserve Compensation.

While many say dogs are man's best friend, they also may be man's most dangerous enemy. If you have been bitten by someone else's dog, you know the pain all too well. At Selarz Law Corp., we take dog bite injuries seriously and hold dog owners accountable for the damage they caused.

Do You Have A Dog Bite Claim?

While some cities and states have "one bite rules," allowing essentially one free dog bite before penalties are applied, Los Angeles has strict liability against dog bites. That means even if the dog has not bitten anybody before, the owner is liable for all bite injuries.

However, there are some exceptions to this rule. Be sure to ask yourself these questions:

  • Did you suffer damage from a bite? Strict liability applies only to dog bite injuries and may not apply to other forms of injury or property damage.
  • Were you trespassing? You have a dog bite claim only if you were bitten in a public place or had permission to be on someone's private property.
  • Was it a police or military dog? If so, they are often exempt from these claims.
  • Are you filing a claim against the owner? Strict liability applies only to the owner of a dog. So if you want to file a claim against a dog walker, for example, you may have to prove another form of negligence.

The only way to be sure you have a dog bite claim is to consult with a qualified personal injury lawyer. We will thoroughly evaluate your case to determine how much you may be eligible to receive.

Call Today — Time May Be Running Out

If you have been bitten by a dog in California, you have just two years to file a claim against the owner. And as time goes by, you may have less and less evidence to support your case. That is why you need to reach out to an attorney as soon as possible.

Our firm offers free initial consultations to get started, so there are no upfront costs or fees. Call 310-651-8685 today to speak to a member of our team or reach out online to schedule your appointment.