After a Dog Attack, Call on a Successful Law Firm for Justice and Compensation
You or a loved one may be experiencing excruciating pain and unbearable suffering as the result of an animal attack or dog bite in southern California. Our San Diego Dog Bite department focuses on these types of cases and knows which questions to ask, what evidence to gather and how to argue for maximum compensation on your behalf.
An animal can cause serious and permanent damage but the animal is only partially to blame. The dog owner or animal handler must have control at all times or they must take responsibility for their negligence. We are prepared to help you wherever you are in southern California if you need legal assistance to get compensation after a dog bite. Our office in San Diego is capable of helping and serving people from across the southland who have been injured by other people’s irresponsible behavior. We have recovered more than $50 million for our injured clients. Call us for a free consultation and we will offer you a candid assessment of your case and let you know what legal steps are available.
While we represent adults who have been seriously wounded by dogs, we also represent children who have been bitten, scratched or pushed by dogs and other animals. On nearly a daily basis, Los Angeles and San Diego news sources report that another child has been harmed by an out-of-control dog. Sometimes these dogs are on a leash and still cause serious injuries. Other times, these dogs are able to get out of their homes or yards because the owner has not secured them appropriately. And all too often, a dog owner will welcome visitors into their home and make assurances that their dog is gentle. Tragedy often results. If you or your child has been injured through a canine attack, blindness, lacerations, permanent facial disfigurement, puncture wounds, psychological scars and, in the most tragic cases, wrongful death can result. We may be able to help you get compensation and send a message: animal owners must make safety a priority by controlling their pets.
Our Law Firm Pursues Maximum Compensation from Insurance Companies
The owner of the dog that hurt you or your family member, most likely, has homeowner’s insurance or other liability insurance. This insurance may compensate the injury victim. Often, however, insurance companies are reluctant to pay on legitimate claims or they offer low-ball settlements. By having our firm on your side, you will have allies who know how to maximize the compensation to which you may be entitled.
Our team will begin with negotiations, we will argue for a fair out-of-court settlement. However, if the responsible party refuses to pay a fair settlement, we will take your case to trial and present your case to a jury. Patrick Shea has years of trial experience and he knows how to get results in court against even the most formidable opponents.