Dog Bites & Animal Attacks

Dog Bites & Animal Attacks

Chico and Northern California Personal Injury and Dog Bite Lawyer

Some of the worst injuries can come from animal attacks. These cases can take on many forms, but often involve a dog bite or dog attack. These attacks can lead to very serious injuries, including deep cuts and lacerations, lost eyes, fingers and ears, and permanent scarring and disfigurement. As an attorney who is familiar with handling dog bite cases, I regularly represent persons injured in dog bite attacks, including persons injured by Pit Bulls, Rottweilers, Bull Dogs, Staffordshire Terriers, Doberman Pinschers, German Shepherds, and all other breeds of dogs.

I have the experience and resources to establish pet-owner negligence, and to obtain full and fair settlements from insurance companies, and full and fair verdicts at trial, for those injured by animal attacks. Settlements can include compensation for past and future medical care, lost wages, pain and suffering, plastic surgery, lost earning potential, and diminished enjoyment of life.

Dog Bites and California Law

Under California Law, dog owners are liable for money damages for injuries resulting from dog bites and dog attacks. The law covers anyone bitten by a dog in a public place or while lawfully in a private place, including the dog owner's property. Contrary to popular belief, in California, there is no “ one free bite rule ”. This means that we can recover money damages for you whether or not the dog has a previous history of prior bites or attacks.

We have successfully obtained monetary damages on behalf of people who were bitten by a dog from:

1: The legal owner of the dog;

2: A keeper or caretaker of somebody else's dog;

3: A landlord who had reason to know that their tenant had a vicious dog; and

4: Cases where a dog knocked somebody off their bike and injured them.

Other animal attacks

While most animal attacks are from dogs, people are occasionally injured by exotic pets, such as Lions, Tigers, Chimpanzees, etc. We also handle these types of cases.

We handle all animal attack and bite cases on a contingency fee basis, and no fee is collected unless we first collect money on your behalf. We will never send you a bill, and you do not have to pay any money out of pocket. If you or a loved one has been injured because of an animal attack, you are encouraged to contact attorney Adam Sorrells.

Adam Sorrells is a personal injury lawyer in Chico, California


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