Dog attacks often lead to serious medical and social problems. Each year more than four million dog bites are reported. In addition, each year many more dog bites go unreported. Being attacked by a dog is often a traumatic event, leading to pain and suffering, fear and emotional distress. At Spital & Associates, we understand that you need a reliable and experienced San Diego dog bite attorney on your side.
Dog bites and attacks leave some startling statistics behind, such as:
- Being the second leading cause of injuries in children.
- Licensed dogs are more likely to bite or attack.
- Victims average four days in the hospital due to dog bites.
- A large percentage of dog bites to children occur in the facial region.
In addition, the most common reason a dog is kept is for protection. This means dangerous breeds like German Shepherds, Doberman Pinschers and Rottweilers are common and lead to more attacks.
Anyone who has suffered from a dog bite injury knows how terrifying and life-altering it can be. These injuries can lead to serious medical problems, unrelenting fear of dogs and animals, physical scarring and suffering. However, in California a dog owner is liable for their dog in the case of attacks in a public space. Many counties in California, including San Diego have leash laws in place that require dogs to be restrained by a leash that is six feet or shorter. These laws are to protect victims of dog bites and attacks. Any violation of these laws, leave the owner responsible for compensation for any injuries cause by their pet.
At Spital & Associates, our San Diego dog bite attorneys have handled many dog bite cases throughout the San Diego area. The nature of these attacks often result in severe injuries, scars, hospital stays and in rare cases death. During these frightening times we understand that compensation won’t heal you, but it can help with the financial burden of medical bills and other possible costs. Compensation may include reimbursement for:
- Medical and hospital bills
- Rehabilitation costs
- Lost wages
- Pain and physical distress
- Psychological suffering
- Loss of overall well-being
By hiring a San Diego dog bite lawyer from the law offices of Spital & Associates you’ll have experience on your side. Our personal injury lawyers in San Diego have handled a variety of personal injury cases, including countless dog bite cases. We will work with you to achieve a settlement which will cover all of damages, pain, and suffering, medical, and rehabilitation expenses.
Our team and Spital & Associates is led by Samuel Spital. Sam has worked in the legal field for over 39 years. He brings his knowledge, experience and proactive strategies to work for you through our office. Our team features associates who are the best dog bite lawyers in the San Diego area. Combined our team provides over 100 years of experience, education and skills, which we put to use for you, the victim.
Our experienced San Diego dog bite lawyers at Spital & Associates work together with clients through contingent fee arrangements. This means that you are not required to pay attorney’s fees, unless you obtain a recovery. Once a successful settlement or verdict has been awarded, our dog bite attorneys in San Diego receive a percentage. If there is no settlement, there is no attorney’s fee. We believe in helping our clients without upfront fees, this makes it easier for suffering families to receive the legal representation they rightfully deserve.
Our offices are available seven days a week, at any hour. At Spital & Associates we strive to serve you, the suffering victims. We offer a free and private consultation, where one of our experienced San Diego dog bite attorneys will meet with you, assess your case and guide you through the necessary steps. If you or a loved one has been a victim of a dog bite, please call us today for your free consultation.
8880 Rio San Diego Drive, Suite 800
San Diego, CA 92108-1642
Banker’s Hill Associate Office
1901 First Avenue, Suite 138
San Diego, CA 92101
Downtown Associate Office
Of Counsel – Bill O’Connell, Esq.
110 West C Street, Suite 1300
San Diego, CA 92101-3978
Associates available 24/7.
Call (619) 583-0350 or send us an e-mail.
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