At Bergener & Associates we successfully settle many dog bite cases every year. For a free consultation, call us at 1-800-881-2021. Our skilled legal team can quickly determine if you have a case and advise you on how to proceed.
We aggressively defend your rights and if the owner is liable, we vigorously pursue any rightful claims for damages, medical expenses, and compensation for pain and suffering you have endured. We understand the importance of securing compensation for future medical treatment, which can be necessary for scar revision in infant or child dog bite incidents.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other reporting agencies, there are about 4.7 million dog bites nationwide every year, with California ranked highest in the nation for fatal dog attacks. Every year, more than 850,000 dog bites require medical attention in the U.S. Victims of dog bite attacks often sustain painful and life-altering injuries, including loss of fingers and permanent scarring.
Sadly, children most often suffer serious dog attacks. A child’s loud, sometimes unpredictable behavior can appear threatening to a dog and cause it to defend itself. As is often the case, small children are far less likely to fend off a dog’s attack. Damage claims are high and frequent. Insurers nationwide pay over $1 billion in every year in animal bite claims. Over a third of the money paid out through homeowners’ liability claims arise from dog attacks.
California’s dog bite law is quite clear on assigning liability. A single bite is sufficient to show fault. Under California law, you need only prove that the defendant owned the dog, that you were lawfully on the premises when the dog bit you, and that you were injured by the bite.
By choosing Bergener & Associates to represent you or a loved one after a dog bite, you will have dedicated personal injury attorneys on your side. We will thoroughly investigate the accident scene and delve into any other evidence that played a role in your accident. When necessary, we will not hesitate to file your claim to ensure the best possible settlement. James Bergener is a skilled litigator and mediator who will safeguard and uphold your rights, and aggressively go after any insurance company or anyone else who has caused you injury or loss.
Call us today for a free consultation by calling 1-800-881-2021.
Bergener & Associates serves dog bite victims throughout California including: