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Los Angeles Lawyers for Dog Bite Claims

In this country, dogs are revered and widely considered to be “man’s best friend.” But sadly, dogs can be dangerous animals. Each year, an estimated 4.7 million dog bites occur in the United States.

A dog bite can be very serious, and can have long-term health consequences. If you were bitten or attacked by a dog, you may be entitled to compensation from the dog’s owner(s) and other responsible parties.

Many people mistakenly believe that dog bites are uncommon and that all canines can be trusted. This is, quite simply, not true.

  • Each year, nearly 800,000 dog bites require medical care.

  • The insurance industry pays more than $1 billion in dog bite-related claims annually.

  • More than 25 breeds of dogs have been involved in dog bite-related fatalities.

  • Approximately 58% of human deaths attributed to dog bites involved unrestrained dogs on their owners’ property.

While there is no foolproof way to prevent dog bites, you should always try to remain calm and collected around animals (even familiar ones). Be especially careful around dogs that are eating, sleeping, or caring for puppies.

You should also take special care around dogs that are chained. According to the American Humane Society, chained dogs are 2.8 times more likely to bite humans than dogs that are off a leash or chain.

If you have suffered a serious injury as a result of a dog bite or dog attack, you may be entitled to compensation. Estey & Bomberger have years of experience representing victims of vicious dogs. If you are considering filing a lawsuit, tell us more about your injuries and an experienced dog bite attorney will contact you shortly.

Hear from Allan, the father of one of Estey & Bomberger’s dog bite victim clients: