Have you been bitten by a dog? It’s time to call an aggressive dog bite injury attorney.
Nerve damage, scars, severe lacerations, fear, and anxiety…the effects of a dog attack could be serious and could result in long-term physical pain and emotional distress. The good news is, you can seek compensation because pet owners are held to a high level of responsibility and accountability in California.
However, dog owners do have available defenses that they could use to avoid or limit their responsibility. This makes it extremely important to hire a skilled dog bite attorney to handle your claim for you. At Perlmutter & Pourshalimi, we can handle your claim from start to finish, making the entire process as stress-free for you as possible.
Don’t Listen to Dog Owners’ Excuses
When a dog bites someone, the owner typically makes excuses for it. They may argue that the victim provoked the dog, which would relieve them of liability for the bite. Or, they may seem genuinely surprised and shocked that their “good” dog bit someone, and try to convince the victim that it was just an accident that no one is responsible for. The reality is, dog owners are liable for all unprovoked dog bites, regardless of whether the animal was known to be dangerous.
If you have been bitten by a dog, don’t let the dog owner tell you what to do about it. Instead, get contact information from the dog owner, see a doctor to have your wound examined and treated, and report the incident to the local authorities. This will pave the way for you to make a claim with the help of a dog bite injury attorney if you wish to do so later.
Remember, Even a Small Bite Deserves Compensation
Sometimes, dog bite victims fall into the trap of thinking there is no point to talking to a dog bite attorney about small bite wounds. However, the fact of the matter is that even small wounds can be deserving of significant compensation. Here’s why:
- Any dog bite can become infected, causing additional pain and suffering
- Ragged wounds may scar
- Facial wounds may require scar reduction surgery
- Even a small bite can make you miss work, depending on the location of the bite
- Dog bites are always traumatic, so you deserve compensation for emotional distress
As your dog bite attorney, Perlmutter & Pourshalimi will fight aggressively to secure full and fair compensation for all the ways that your injury and the experience of getting bitten has affected your life.
You Can Afford a Dog Bite Attorney
There is no financial risk involved in hiring Perlmutter & Pourshalimi as your dog bite attorney. We take cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning we only get paid if we win your case. If we are not able to secure compensation for you, we will not ask for any payment. To learn more, call us at 310-295-2236 for a free initial consultation.