What To Do After a Dog Bite

What To Do After a Dog Bite in Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park, Clearlake, or Surrounding Areas? – Free Legal Tips

dog+bite+attorney+santa+rosaEver paused and wondered what you might do if you were bitten by a dog?

It’s a scary prospect — dog bites can cause infection, disfigurement, and extreme pain.  Millions of dog attacks occur every year in United States, and most of the time, victims will require some kind of medical assistance.

First off, you should contact an attorney as quickly as possible after any kind of serious dog bite incident.  Prosecuting a dog bite claim has its own particular quirks, and getting a lawyer who is experienced in those matters makes all the difference.  Our office has represented hundreds of dog bite victims in the past, and we’d be happy to speak with you today about your case!

Our attorneys have also taken the time to come up with some more information, so you can get an idea of how to proceed in this difficult time:

  • First, read our Dealing with Insurance Companies Walkthrough
  • Dog bites are sometimes covered under the home owner’s insurance of the dog owner, so try,  (keeping your own safety in mind) to get the home insurance information from the dog owner.
  • California has a “Dog Bite Statute”, which means that the law presumes that the owner of a dog who has attacked someone is responsible for that person’s injuries.  As with many other legal concepts, determining this law’s impact on your case can be difficult.  We suggest that you call our dog bite attorneys so we can help you navigate the complexities.
  • Preserve proof that you were bitten.  Photos taken by an independent witness are the best; make sure that you can prove those pictures were taken in the aftermath of the attack.  Don’t have a camera? Don’t know which doctors will turn you away because someone else is at fault for your injury? Call our dog bite attorneys, and we can find you not only someone you can trust to help, but also document your injuries quickly.
  • Get medical attention as quickly as you can.  Unless you are absolutely sure that the dog did not have rabies, it is absolutely essential that you get examined by a doctor as quickly as possible.  Infections and other developments after the bite can be life-threatening, so make sure to keep watch for unusual symptoms.  
  • Have there been complaints about the dog that bit you before? Your neighbors might know, and so might the local Animal Control office. Want us to ask for you? Call our dog bite attorneys, and hire us to be your advocate, detective, and voice while you rest and recover.

That’s a lot of information, right? And that’s just the beginning…. It can all be overwhelming, but we’ll make it easy for you. You can call us, or send us an email below (if you just aren’t ready to talk).

(Please be advised that the information contained on this webpage is for general purposes only, and that it is not meant to be legal advice specifically tailored to your case. This site is an advertisement for legal services, and nothing contained therein is meant to create any kind of attorney-client or other legal relationship between The Law Offices of Max G. Arnold and any member of the general public.)

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2We know, it’s intimidating. Calling a lawyer. Going to a law office. Telling them your story. Not knowing what you should do or say. It’s those expectations that keep a lot of people from calling a lawyer, deciding instead to fight the battle on their own. Now I can’t tell you that the moment is serious, it’s your life and health on the line, but Max does his best to keep the atmosphere in his Chico office friendly, welcoming, and assuring. After all, you’re coming to us to find an ally. Someone to fight for you, and explain the curves in the road.

And those curves, Max knows well. He’s been helping injured people just like you, for decades. People who just don’t have the time, energy, or desire to deal with a claims adjuster who is going to do whatever they can to deny, confuse, and frustrate attempts at getting a fair settlement.

Ok, ok, all that sounds good, but….

  • You can’t get to our office. We’ll come to you!
  • You are so far out of town, we couldn’t get to you if we tried. We can get your info over the phone, and fax or email contracts to you, or a business near you, for your signature!
  • You aren’t in the mood to talk on the phone. Just send us an email with the form at the bottom of this page!
  • You don’t have any money right now. Even if you did, we don’t take retainers, and don’t ask for anything until you get a settlement, judgment, or payment on your claim.
  • You don’t want your insurance premiums to go up. If you didn’t cause the accident, making a claim won’t have any effect on your insurance rates.

Have more “buts”? Call us, email us, or stop by our Chico office, and we can talk about them.

(Please be advised that the information contained on this webpage is for general purposes only, and that it is not meant to be legal advice specifically tailored to your case.  This site is an advertisement for legal services, and nothing contained therein is meant to create any kind of attorney-client or other legal relationship between The Law Offices of Max G. Arnold and any member of the general public.)