Have You Been Bitten or Attacked? 

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.

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Hear What Clients Say About Us
  • I can't begin to explain how thankful I am!

    “Thank you, Daniel!”

    - Mike B.
  • I'm so glad I chose Daniel to represent me on my case!

    “Daniel & his team worked diligently and were able to secure a HEFTY settlement before we even got to the trial.”

    - Artin N.
  • Daniel definitely has his clients' best interest in mind at all times!

    “Daniel personally deals with you, which is a great quality that not many lawyers have.”

    - Leona B.
  • Incredible service and I was extremely happy with the results!

    “Selarz Law Corp. is definitely very knowledgeable when it comes to personal injury lawsuits.”

    - Matt W.
  • Daniel Selarz is an amazing attorney and great litigator!

    “Daniel truly cares about his clients and his work ethic on each case is amazing.”

    - Elliot Y.
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Millions of Dollars Recovered For Our Clients

  • $9.5 Million Truck vs. Pedestrian

    A City Garbage Truck made a right turn and violently struck our client, as she was legally in the crosswalk, on her way to the grocery store.

  • $175,000 Auto vs. Auto

    Our client sustained serious injuries when a cab driver ran a red light and collided into our client’s vehicle.

  • $125,000 Defective Product

    Our client sustained serious injuries when a glass jar containing hot liquid cracked, causing the liquid to spill down our client’s leg.

  • $100,000 Pedestrian vs. Auto

    A FedEx delivery employee was injured while returning to his vehicle after dropping off a package.

  • $100,000 Pedestrian vs. Auto

    Our client sustained significant injuries when a drunk driver hit him while walking on the side of the road.

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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 Representation

    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.

We're Always Available When You Need Us

We offer free initial consultations for you to get started and will stand by your side all the way through trial, if necessary.