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Santa Clarita Dog Bite Attorney

Legal Representation in Los Angeles County

With a particular expertise in California laws regarding dog bites, the Law Offices of Barry L. Edzant assists victims of dog attacks to receive fair compensation for their injuries. We’ve witnessed the incidence of dog bites in California grow at an alarming rate. Nearly 4.7 million people are bitten by dogs every year—that’s 2 percent of the country’s entire population every 365 days! Unfortunately, many of these victims are children.

Many dog bites are minor and barely break the skin, but even minor bites often become infected, necessitating extensive medical care. Without immediate medical attention and post-wound care, dog bite wounds can fester, leaving the victim with substantial scarring, disfigurement, surgery, and pain.

Do not hesitate to call the Law Offices of Barry L. Edzant at (661) 679-5325 if you or a loved one has suffered a dog bite in Santa Clarita or elsewhere in Los Angeles County. Our personal injury lawyer can help.

After the Dog Bite Attack

Being bitten by a dog can be a very traumatic experience. Immediately after an animal attack, we want you to take care of yourself. Seek medical treatment immediately. Even if the dog bite seems like a minor injury, you should get immediate medical attention. Dogs can pass on diseases, including rabies, to their attack victims, so don’t take any chances. Infections from a bite can become serious enough to require hospitalization and surgery. If possible, you should contact the dog’s owner and attempt to get a copy of the dog’s vaccination records to prevent you or your child from having to go through a round of painful preventative rabies shots.

We recommend that our clients write down detailed notes about the attack, including at what time it occurred. You need to get your memories of the events down on paper as soon as possible because, over time, your memory will fade or change, which can make it harder for us to build your case and successfully get you proper compensation. Remember to take many sharp photographs of the bite and any other injuries and, if possible, the scene where the bite took place.

Don’t Go It Alone!

You may be tempted to try to handle the situation on your own with the dog owner, especially if he or she is a neighbor or friend. However, even if you do manage to get the owner to cover your medical bills (highly unlikely), you won’t receive compensation for pain and suffering, future medical expenses, scarring, lost wages, or other related expenses from the dog’s owner without help from a knowledgeable and experienced attorney. The bottom line is that people are almost always apologetic for an incident until you start giving them the bills—then they try to pass the buck. Don’t let this happen to you; you deserve better and should seek an experienced dog bite lawyer.

Of course, some dog owners will attempt to tell you that their dog didn’t do anything wrong by biting you. They may argue that you were not lawfully on their property or that you did something to provoke the dog. As a dog bite lawyer, Attorney Barry Edzant knows through extensive dog bite litigation experience that California has very strict laws regarding dog bites. Chances are, these laws will protect you well.

In the vast majority of cases that the Law Offices of Barry L. Edzant has handled, the dog owner’s homeowner’s insurance has been required to pay and to accept full responsibility for the incident.

Call Today for a Free Consultation with Our Attorney

Don’t let the breed of dog that bit you discourage you from calling our law offices immediately. Whether you were bitten by a pit bull or any other breed, if you are involved in a dog bite case in Santa Clarita or in Los Angeles County, don’t take the matter into your own hands. Contact our experienced dog bite attorney for an immediate free consultation.

Reach our offices at (661) 679-5325 or complete our contact form today.

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