Los Angeles Dog Bite Attorney

When a dog bite seriously injures you or your loved one, you need a legal team well-versed in California’s dog bite laws on your side to protect your legal rights.  At Ellis Law, our dog bite attorneys are prepared to fight for the medical care and compensation needed to recover from your injuries.

At Ellis Law, our experienced dog bite attorneys represent innocent victims of dog bites and other animal attacks against negligent or careless animal owners.  One of our qualified attorneys will evaluate your case at no cost to you and advise you of any legal options available to your family.

Ellis Law’s legal team is:

  • Outstanding and successful in the personal injury field;
  • Hard-working and dedicated to client service; and
  • Passionate about protecting people from vicious animals.

Contact us before speaking with any insurance company about a settlement.  We can help determine what your case is worth and if and when a settlement is in your best interests.   

Let Our Experienced Dog Bite Attorneys Help You

While every dog bite situation is unique, any serious dog bite claim can benefit from the help of experienced attorneys from Ellis Law.  The advantages of hiring our experienced dog bite attorneys are numerous.  

We can do the following and more on your behalf:

  • Handle all insurance company and creditor correspondence;
  • Collect any necessary evidence;
  • Hire experts where needed;
  • Cover upfront legal costs;
  • Negotiate and evaluate insurance company settlement offers; and
  • Settle your claim; or 
  • Proceed to litigation in court.

The insurance company has a team of attorneys on its side.  It is essential to have experienced dog bite attorneys to represent you as well.  Meet with Ellis Law to discuss your legal options today.  

California Dog Bite Laws

In California, a dog owner is responsible for all damages resulting from their dog biting someone. It does not matter if this was the first time their dog bit someone or if their dog was a known vicious dog.  A person only needs to show that the dog bit them while in a public place or lawfully in a private place.  

Any dog bite lawsuit needs filing within two years of the injury to recover for damages.  However, trespassers may not be entitled to recover any damages for a dog bite.  Nor may anyone recover damages when bitten by a police or military dog and the dog was either doing its job or provoked when it bit.  

Who Pays for a Dog Bite?

Typically a person’s homeowner’s insurance covers a dog bite injury claim when a dog bites a victim at a private home.  In fact, dog bite claims account for nearly one-third of all claims under homeowner’s coverage.  

There are some breeds that a homeowner’s insurance coverage may exclude.  These include the following:

  • Pit bulls;
  • Rottweilers;
  • Dobermans;
  • Chows;
  • Akitas;
  • Alaskan Malamutes;
  • German Shepherds;
  • Siberian Huskies;
  • Wolf breeds; and
  • Mastiffs.

Contact an Experienced Los Angeles Dog Bite Attorney

If you or your loved one suffers a dog bite injury, you should receive fair and just compensation for your injuries, including any past, current, and future medical and accident-related costs.  There are different types of compensation legally available to California dog bite victims.  

Call the Los Angeles personal injury attorneys at Ellis Law today to discuss dog bite compensation and who may be liable for your injuries.  Our experienced and compassionate attorneys are prepared to listen to your story, advise you of your next legal steps, and can refer you to specialists in the area for medical and psychological accident-related care.