Dog Bites

Los Angeles Dog Bite Lawyers

Providing Compassionate & Zealous Representation

Being bitten or attacked by a dog is an incredibly frightening experience, especially for small children who, unfortunately, are the most common dog bite victims. Dog bites often result in catastrophic injuries, including puncture wounds, cuts and scrapes, bruises, broken bones, nerve damage, disfigurement, and head injuries. Additionally, they can cause serious emotional distress, including a new fear of dogs. In very severe cases, dog bites can be fatal.

At Selarz Law Corp., our Los Angeles dog bite lawyers represent victims and their loved ones. We believe that irresponsible dog owners who do not properly train and/or restrain their animals should be held accountable. We can help you seek the maximum compensation you are owed.

Call (310) 651-8685 or contact us online today for a free, confidential consultation. There are no fees unless we recover a settlement or verdict on your behalf.

Understanding California Dog Bite Laws

Different states have different laws when it comes to dog bites and owner liability. California is what is known as a “strict liability” state; in other words, dog owners are strictly liable when their dogs bite someone. A dog owner in Los Angeles cannot escape liability by claiming that he or she did not know that the dog would bite. This is true even if the dog was leashed at the time of the bite and/or when the owner takes reasonable measures to restrain the dog.

In order to bring a dog bite claim in California, you must show the following:

  • You were bitten by the dog (note that California law only applies to dog bites, not other types of dog attacks/dog-related injuries)
  • You were bitten by the dog while lawfully on private property or while on public property
  • You suffered injuries/damages as a result of the dog bite

If you were attacked but not bitten by a dog, you will have a somewhat harder time holding the owner responsible. In such instances, you will need to show that the owner was somehow negligent—for example, by letting a dog run loose in a leash-only public park—and that this negligence allowed the dog to injure you in some way.

Additionally, it is difficult, though not impossible, to seek compensation for damages when you are bitten by a dog acting in the line of duty, such as a police or military dog. And, if you were found to be trespassing on private property when you were bitten, you may not be able to recover for your damages.

Selarz Law Corp. Can Help

If you were bitten by a dog in California, you have two years from the date of the incident to file a personal injury claim. It is important that you act quickly in reaching out to our Los Angeles dog bite attorneys, as memories fade over time and evidence can be lost. Our team can walk you through your legal rights and options; we have a proven track record of success and are prepared to fight zealously for the full, fair recovery you are owed.

Give us a call at (310) 651-8685 or submit an online contact form for a free consultation with one of our attorneys today.

    "Daniel's work ethic is rarely seen in today's era as he works day & night to achieve the best settlement for his clients."

    - Takuya Y.

    "I would highly recommend this firm to anyone in need of a good lawyer. You will definitely find yourself in very capable hands."

    - Jessie B.

    "Thank you for the great service and excellent outcome on this tough case!"

    - Charles A.

    "I appreciate all the hard work and dedication you all have put on to settle my case"

    - Jazmin A.

Why Choose Our Firm?

  • Contingency Fees
    We do not collect any fees until we have successfully recovered compensation for you; in the unlikely event we don’t win your case, you don’t pay.
  • Honest & Trustworthy Legal Counsel
    We are always honest with our clients; we can discuss the merits of your case and what you can expect from the legal process.
  • Experienced & Aggressive Trial Advocates
    Not all personal injury cases go to trial, but if yours does, you need an attorney who knows how to fight for you in the courtroom.
  • Consistent Availability
    We are always available to speak to you about your case, and our team will provide consistent updates on the status of your claim.
  • Personalized Legal Attention
    We are small enough that you matter, yet we have the skill and resources to provide the same level of representation as a large firm.

Take the Next Step

To Speak with One of Our Attorneys, Call (310) 651-8685 or Use the Form Below
  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.
  • By submitting, you agree to be contacted about your request & other information using automated technology. Message frequency varies. Msg & data rates may apply. Text STOP to cancel. Acceptable Use Policy