Dog Bite & Animal Attack Lawyers in Riverside
Riverside and San Bernardino Dog Bite Attorneys
Being viciously mauled or bitten by a dog can be a terrifying and life-changing experience. Reports about dog bite attacks are common, and such news has a sobering effect, especially when the victim is a child.
Dog Bite Statistics
The most prevalent type of animal attacks in the U.S. are dog bites. The American Veterinary Medical Association reports:
- Every year more than 4.7 million people are bitten by a dog.
- Dog bite victims requiring medical attention in the United States number approximately 800,000 annually.
- Children between the ages of five and nine are at greater risk of being bitten by a dog and also of being severely injured by that bite.
Steps to Take if You Are Bitten by a Dog
The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker helps people protect their rights in dog bite cases. After a frightening dog bite experience, many people do not know what to do. We offer legal advice based on decades of experience, helping dog bite victims take the right actions. While each situation is unique, you should follow these general guidelines:
- Get immediate medical treatment. Deep wounds can lead to infection. If the dog was not vaccinated, rabies may be a concern.
- Report the attack to the police or animal control.
- Write down important information:
- Dog’s owner—name and contact information
- Witnesses—name and contact information
- Detailed description of the dog
- Keep a record your injuries and photograph them
- Preserve clothing or other evidence
Our dog bite attorneys consult medical experts to determine the extent of medical damages and estimate recovery amounts to cover costs. Bones may be crushed, and reconstructive surgeries may be needed to repair injured body areas and remove scarring.
Authorities may quarantine or examine the dog for rabies. Meanwhile, we file a claim to help pay for medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages entitled by law.
We Can Help
For over 35 years, The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker has built a reputation as an effective and aggressive law firm. We have successfully resolved over 100,000 cases. By seeking justice and maximizing recovery, we have obtained more than $1 billion on behalf of our clients.
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- The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker offers free, confidential consultations with no obligation.
- If we don’t get you any money, we won’t charge you a dime.
Call our Riverside office today at (888) 732-1347 or contact us using our case submission form.
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