San Diego Dog Bite Attorneys Since 1978

Dog attacks can lead to very serious medical problems. Each year more than four million dog bites are reported while many more dog bites go unreported. Being attacked by a dog can be 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 produce startling statistics, such as the following:

  • 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.

Because the most common reason a dog is kept is for protection, it is more common that dangerous breeds like Pit Bulls, German Shepherds, Doberman Pinschers and Rottweilers have the highest rate of attacks.

Clearly, if you have suffered from a dog bite injury it is a terrifying and life-altering experience. These injuries can lead to serious medical problems, unrelenting fear of dogs and animals, physical scarring and permanent suffering. 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, which are intended to prevent attacks and protect victims of dog bites. If any of these laws are violated, the owner is responsible for compensation for the injuries caused by their pet to unsuspecting victims and their families.

Our San Diego dog bite attorneys have handled countless dog bite cases. The nature of these attacks often result in severe injuries, scars, hospital stays and in rare cases even death. During these frightening times we understand that compensation cannot heal your wounds, but it can help with the financial burden of medical bills and the other costs associated with the case. We seek past, present and future compensation for all of the following:

  • Medical and hospital bills
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Lost income
  • Pain and physical distress
  • Psychological suffering
  • Loss of overall well-being

By hiring Spital & Associates yo will have a dedicated and caring lawyer on your side. Our personal injury attorneys have handled a variety and countless numbers of dog bite cases. We will work with you to achieve a settlement which will cover all of your damages, pain, and suffering, medical, and rehabilitation expenses, now and in the future.

Our team is led by Sam Spital, who has worked in the legal field for over 39 years. He brings his knowledge, experience and proactive strategies to work for you in the dog bite case. 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 to help you and your family.

We accept dog bite cases on a contingent fee arrangement, which means you pay no attorney’s fees unless you obtain a recovery. Once a successful settlement or verdict has been awarded, our dog bite attorneys receive a percentage of the recovery. If there is no settlement, there are no attorney fees. We believe in helping our clients without upfront costs and expenses whenever possible to make it easier for you to receive the legal representation rightfully deserved.

We are available from 7:00am to 9:00pm seven days a week. We will provide a free and private attorney consultation, where one of our experienced San Diego dog bite attorneys will meet with you to assess your case and offer the advice to help you through the necessary steps to advance your case until resolved. If you or a loved one has been a victim of a dog bite, please call for your free lawyer consultation today.

Main Offices
8880 Rio San Diego Drive, Suite 800
San Diego, CA 92108-1642
Telephone: 619-583-0350
Fax: 619-583-1850

Downtown Associate Office
110 West C Street, Suite 1300
San Diego, CA 92101-3978

Associates available 7am-9pm daily.
Call (619) 583-0350 or send us an e-mail.

The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation.

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