The Susanville dog bite attorneys at Nadrich & Cohen have been successfully obtaining financial compensation for dog bite victims since 1990. Our team of lawyers, paralegals, insurance adjusters, mediators and other legal staff have obtained over half a billion dollars for our clients. We want to help you obtain justice and financial compensation for your injuries.
If you have been bitten by a dog, you should contact a dog bite lawyer in Susanville to find out if you’re eligible for a financial recovery that can pay for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, disfigurement, psychological trauma and more.
Dog bites can cause injuries such as scarring and bone fractures, but they can also cause emotional trauma which can last as long as you live.
The Susanville dog bite lawyers at Nadrich & Cohen have represented countless dog bite clients with an incredible rate of success. Our aggressive, battle tested lawyers have what it takes to obtain full compensation for our clients’ injuries and losses.
Dog owners are strictly liable for injuries caused by their dogs biting people. This means that even if the dog has never bitten anyone before and even if the owner didn’t have a reason to think the animal was dangerous, the dog owner is still liable in any lawsuit for any injuries caused by their dog biting someone.
Our dog bite lawyers in Susanville don’t charge a fee unless and until they obtain financial compensation for our clients.
Call us today at (530) 296-1202 or text us from this page, if you or a loved one was bitten by a dog in Susanville, in order to talk about your legal rights and pursue a dog bite lawsuit. You may be eligible for financial compensation.
Free Dog Bite Consultations – No Fee If No Recovery
We are here to help you through this difficult time. Our Lassen County dog bite lawyers will give you a free dog bite lawsuit consultation, letting you talk about your case with no financial obligations.
If we take your case, the only fee we will ever charge you is a percentage of any financial compensation we recover for you. We will not charge a fee if we don’t obtain a recovery for you.
Nadrich & Cohen Accident Injury Lawyers
Dog bites can deeply impact dog bite victims, and this impact can go far beyond any physical injuries. Dog bite victims can experience intense insecurity and fear after a dog bite. These traumatic experiences can cause long-term anxiety.
Of course, the physical toll a dog bite can have on someone can also be severe. Dog bites can lead to:
- Deep bruising
- Broken bones
- Serious injuries to the head and face
- Puncture wounds
- Ripped flesh
Do I Have A Dog Bite Claim?
California law allows you to pursue dog bite damages from a dog owner if the following circumstances apply to your dog bite injuries:
- You did not provoke the dog
- You were bitten in public or while lawfully on private property, meaning you were not bitten while trespassing
What Should I Do After A Dog Bite?
Seek immediate medical attention first if this is necessary.
Obtain the contact information and names of the dog owner as well as any witnesses. Contact animal control and describe the dog as well as you can if you don’t know who owns the dog. Note your location and photograph your injuries.
Finally, contact the Lassen County dog bite attorneys at Nadrich & Cohen so we can protect your legal rights and obtain full and fair compensation for your injuries.
How Long Do I Have To File A Dog Bite Lawsuit?
California law mandates that victims of personal injury file a lawsuit within two years of the date of the injury. The lawyers at Nadrich & Cohen can help you submit a strong case in time.
What Can I Get Paid For In A Susanville Dog Bite Lawsuit?
Dog bite victims shouldn’t have to pay because someone else’s dog bit them. Dog owners should be held responsible for the losses, damages and injuries of dog bite victims.
Dog bite victims can seek compensation for many types of damages in dog bite lawsuits, including:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
- Vocational or physical therapy
- Psychological counseling
- Loss of use of a limb
The families of those killed in dog bite attacks in California may be eligible for wrongful death damages or loss of consortium damages.
Why Do I Need A Dog Bite Lawyer In Lassen County?
Dog bite victims can typically recover damages from one of two sources.
Most dog bite damages are paid for by homeowners’ insurance policies, which typically provide from $100,000 to $300,000 in liability coverage.
However, when dog owners are renters, dog bite victims can try to hold the owner of the property liable for letting a dangerous dog live on their property. Ultimately, any damages in this case will be paid for by the property owner’s insurance company.
Insurance companies will not respect you if you don’t have a lawyer by your side. They won’t offer you a fair settlement for your injuries if they don’t respect you. They know you can’t take their expensive corporate lawyers to court and win if you don’t have a lawyer, so they’ll offer you a small fraction of what your dog bite case is actually worth.
Insurance companies respect and fear Nadrich & Cohen because they know we have a proven track record of success. Insurance companies almost always settle out of court with us because they know going to court against us is a waste of their time and money.
We can negotiate a full and fair settlement for you while you concentrate on recovering from your injuries.
What If I Can’t Afford A Doctor To Treat My Dog Bite Injuries?
We have been helping injured people obtain medical treatment for over 30 years. We have a network of skilled, trusted doctors who agree to treat our clients on a lien, meaning they don’t charge our clients until their case is over. They agree to do this because they know we always get our clients the best results.
What If A Dog Injured Me But Didn’t Bite Me?
You can still obtain damages for your injuries if a dog injured you without biting you in California. You must be able to prove, in this case, that the owner of the dog was negligent. Negligence is the failure to behave as a reasonably careful person would in the same situation.
This means you must prove that the dog owner:
- Knew or should have known the dog was dangerous
- Failed to take reasonable steps to prevent the dog from harming others
Dog owners whose dogs injure others because they violated a statute are automatically deemed negligent under the concept of negligence per se.
Can I Sue If I Was Bitten By A Dog While Trespassing?
You generally cannot recover damages in a lawsuit if you were bitten by a dog while trespassing. The one exception to this is if you were bitten because of the negligence of a dog owner.
A dog owner can be found negligent in the event of their dog biting a trespasser if they knew or should have known their dog had vicious or dangerous propensities, and/or if they were negligent in failing to prevent the dog bite.
For example, consider the following scenario: a dog bite victim is wandering through the woods when they unknowingly enter someone else’s property. That property owner is letting a dog they know to be dangerous wander around the property, not on a leash, and the dog bites the unknowing trespasser. In this case, the dog owner could be found negligent and liable for any damages caused by the dog bite.
The trespasser, in this case, may also be found partially at fault because they were trespassing, but they can still recover damages as long as the dog owner is also found partially at fault. In this case, if the trespasser suffers $100,000 in damages and is found 20 percent at fault because they were trespassing, their damages are reduced by 20 percent and they can recover $80,000 in compensation.
Susanville Dog Bite Attorneys
You can’t convince insurance companies to pay you what you’re legally entitled to for your dog bite injuries if you don’t have a lawyer by your side. You need strong, experienced dog bite lawyers by your side to protect your legal rights and strongarm the insurance companies into paying you what you deserve. You need Nadrich & Cohen by your side.
Call us today at (530) 296-1202 for a free consultation if you or a loved one was bitten by a dog in Lassen County. You may be eligible for a financial recovery.