The Sacramento dog bite attorneys at Nadrich & Cohen have been successfully obtaining financial compensation for dog bite victims since 1990. Our team of dedicated lawyers, paralegals and experts have won hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients during that time. We desire to improve your life and make California a safer place.
If you or a loved one have been attacked or bitten by a dog, you should talk to a Sacramento dog bite lawyer to find out if you are entitled to financial compensation for your damages and medical bills and to pursue justice from the owner of the dog.
The consequences of dog bites can go well beyond scarring or fractured bones. Dog bites can cause emotional trauma that sticks with you for the rest of your life. The personal injury lawyers at Nadrich & Cohen have represented a large number of dog bite victims with an excellent rate of success. We have the experience and expertise to represent our clients in a superior manner.
With over 30 years of representing dog bite victims, our legal team is the right choice for your dog bite claim. We will tirelessly fight to ensure you receive the financial compensation you deserve for your trauma, injuries and losses.
Call us today at 916-443-5486 for a free consultation or text us from this page if you or a loved one was bitten or attacked by a dog. We don’t charge a fee until and unless we obtain financial compensation for you.
Dog Bite Injuries
We don’t always know why dogs decide to bite people. Dogs may be scared of someone or intimidated by them, or they may simply be protecting their territory. Dog bites, unfortunately, sometimes occur without warning and seemingly without reason.
The severity of dog bites can vary. Some dog bites can be minor, but others can lead to terrible wounds which require emergency medical care. Injuries that are commonly seen in dog bite cases include:
- Puncture wounds
- Soft tissue damage
- Broken bones
- Internal bleeding
What Can I Be Financially Compensated For In A Dog Bite Case?
Victims of dog bites may recover significant amounts of money for non-economic and economic damages.
Economic damages are damages that can be easily and objectively quantified, such as compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Loss of earnings
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Rehabilitation costs
- Testing costs
- Physical therapy
- Long-term care
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Non-economic damages are subjective damages relating to the impact a dog bite has on the life of someone, such as compensation for:
- Pain and suffering
- The psychological impact of being disfigured
- Emotional distress
- Inability to perform everyday activities
- Loss of pleasure from life
California Dog Bite Laws
If someone who is bitten by a dog in California files a lawsuit over the dog bite, California jury instructions state that they must prove the following:
- The dog that bit the plaintiff was owned by the defendant
- The dog bite occurred while the plaintiff was lawfully on private property, or was in a public place
- The plaintiff was harmed
- The dog belonging to the defendant substantially caused the harm to the plaintiff
If the dog bite victim can prove all of the above, they may be eligible to recover financial compensation in a dog bite lawsuit, no matter how carefully the dog owner guarded or restrained their dog.
California is a “strict liability” state with regards to dog bites. Strict liability means negligence, or the failure to be reasonably careful to prevent harm, doesn’t need to be proven. This means that, with some exceptions, dog owners are responsible and thus financially liable for damages when their dogs bite people in almost all cases:
- No matter if the dog had bitten someone before or not
- No matter if the owner took reasonable precautions to make sure dog bites didn’t occur
- No matter if the owner knew or should have known that the dog might be dangerous
Dog owners become responsible for dog bites whenever they take ownership of their dog, except when:
- Dog bite victims are trespassing when they are bit
- Dog bite victims provoke a dog
- Dog bite victims are injured by their employer’s dog while working
- Dog bite victims are bit while performing a paid service
Each dog bite in California is unique. Different standards, norms and exceptions could apply to particular situations.
How Much Do Dog Bite Lawyers Cost?
Nadrich & Cohen are contingency fee lawyers. This means we do not charge a fee until and unless we obtain a financial recovery for you.
The only fee we will ever charge you is a percentage of whatever financial compensation we obtain for you. Thus, if we don’t obtain any money for you, we won’t charge you a penny. This is our No Fee Promise and we will put this in writing.
You will never owe us any money out of your own pocket for our representation.
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If you or a loved one has been bitten by a dog, the consequences might be serious and long-lasting. With the stakes these high, you can’t afford to get your choice of lawyer wrong.
We recovered $40,000 for a resident of Oak Park who was attacked in her own backyard by a police dog who was hunting down a fugitive.
We have over three decades of experience fighting to obtain dog bite victims every penny they’re entitled to under California law. We can also get you to a doctor who won’t charge you until your case is over if you can’t afford medical treatment for your dog bite injuries.
Call us today at 916-443-5486 or text us from this page for a free consultation if you or a loved one suffered a dog bite injury. You may be entitled to a financial recovery.