Nadrich & Cohen Accident Injury Lawyers

822 9th St
Suite 5
Modesto, CA 95354
(209) 232-2933
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Modesto Dog Bite Lawyer

You may be eligible for financial compensation if you or a loved one was injured by a dog bite. It is in your best interest to immediately contact an aggressive, experienced Modesto dog bite attorney like the lawyers at Nadrich & Cohen Accident Injury Lawyers if you have been injured by a dog bite. Our Modesto personal injury lawyers have been representing dog bite victims since 1990 and this experience allows us to provide our clients with the highest quality legal representation.

Call us now at (209) 232-2933 if you or a loved one was injured by a dog bite in Modesto. You may be eligible for financial compensation for your injuries, medical bills, lost wages and more. Our services will cost you nothing unless we obtain a recovery for you.

California Dog Bite Law

“Strict liability” applies to dog bites in California. This means that disputed liability and a “one bite rule” do not exist in California. Dog owners are “strictly liable” for any injuries that their dogs cause. Dog owners cannot dispute fault for dog bites in California. Dog owners are automatically responsible for the injuries their dogs cause you.

Exceptions to this rule exist for trespassers and people bitten by dogs who are on duty for the police or military. Those who are trespassing on the property where the dog bite occurred cannot recover damages for their dog bite. Those who are bitten by dogs who are on duty for the military or police cannot recover damages for their dog bite.

Recoveries have been denied by California courts for dog bite victims who negligently caused the dog bite, provoked the dog or assumed the risk of a dog bite.

Keepers or handlers of dogs who are not the owner of the dog can also be held liable for dog bites, but not under strict liability. Keepers or handlers must either have prior knowledge of the dog’s aggressiveness or must be found to be negligent in order to be held liable for a dog bite in California. Keepers and handlers are negligent when they fail to be reasonably careful in keeping the dog from biting someone else and someone was injured because of this.

Dog owners in California are not liable when their dogs bite veterinarians who are treating them.

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Common Dog Bite Injuries

Dog bites and dog attacks can cause many types of wounds. These injury types include:

  • Cuts
  • Puncture wounds
  • Infections
  • Bruises
  • Abrasions
  • Hematoma
  • Fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Amputation
  • Avulsion
  • Crush

Dog bites don’t just cause physical injuries, though. They can also cause mental injuries. Dog bite victims may end up experiencing severe mental reactions to dog bites and this can result in emotional suffering. Young children are especially vulnerable to this, as they can end up with a long-term fear of dogs or a fear of leaving the home.

The physical injuries that dog bites cause can be permanent. Scarring is often the result of a dog bite. The most frequent target for dogs to attack is the face. Dog bites cause around 44,000 facial injuries every year in the United States. Dog bites to the face can cause permanent, disfiguring scars which have severe physical and emotional consequences, especially for kids. Dog bite scars can necessitate multiple, expensive and painful plastic surgeries which attempt to remove or reduce the scarring.

Dog Bite Statistics

Experienced Modesto Dog Bite Attorneys

Do not hesitate to contact Nadrich & Cohen if you or a loved one has been bitten by a pit bull, Rottweiler, German Shepherd, Siberian Husky, Boxer, Doberman or any other breed of dog in Modesto. Our strong, battle-tested Modesto dog bite attorneys have the experience and know-how to protect your rights when dog owners allow their pets to harm you or your loved ones. Our lawyers’ decades of legal experience mean we know all the legal techniques needed to hold dog owners responsible for your injuries. We can obtain you the largest possible financial recovery after aggressively handling your case for you from start to finish.

The dog bite lawyers at Nadrich & Cohen are committed to assisting you in obtaining the full financial recovery you deserve for your dog bite injuries. Our lawyers have been helping victims of dog bites in Modesto and throughout California obtain compensation for their injuries from insurance companies and negligent dog owners for decades.

Free Consultation

It is important to contact a Modesto dog bite lawyer like the lawyers at Nadrich & Cohen immediately if you or a loved one was injured by a dog bite, as there are strict deadlines for filing injury claims in California. Call us today at (209) 232-2933  for a free consultation, use the live chat feature or complete the contact form on this page to request a free case evaluation form.

We are a contingency fee law firm which means our clients never pay a fee for our services unless we obtain a recovery for them. That is our no fee promise.


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