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Dog Bites
Dog Bites

Attorney David Ratner is among America’s Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys® for the year of 2020

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Dog Bites

Helping Clients Who Suffered Serious Dog Bite Injuries

Dogs are considered to be “man’s best friend,” though they are still unpredictable animals. Some dog owners might know their pets have the tendency to be hostile, while other dogs might bite someone out of nowhere with no past signs of aggression. In either situation, California dog owners should be held liable for the injuries and losses caused by their dogs. An experienced dog bite attorney can help your situation.

If you suffered injuries from a dog bite, you should seek medical attention. Then, you should consult with a dog bite lawyer handling claims in Contra Costa, Alameda, Solano, and San Joaquin Counties. Contact the legal team at Ratner Molineaux, LLP, to discuss the next steps in your case.

Dog Bite Injuries

Some dog bites are minor and only scratch the surface of the skin. These can generally be treated at home with first aid. However, if a dog bite breaks through the skin and/or causes other injuries, it is critical to have the wound treated by a medical professional. Failure to do so can result in serious infections and other complications. You should also seek medical care if you do not know the dog’s owner or vaccine status.

Some common dog bite injuries that can be costly include:

  • Lacerations
  • Puncture wounds
  • Soft tissue tears
  • Fractures
  • Facial injuries and disfigurement
  • Infections

In California, dog owners are generally held strictly liable for the losses of dog bite victims, so you should not wait to learn about your legal options.

Discuss Your Situation with Our Dog Bite Lawyers in Contra Costa, Alameda, Solano, and San Joaquin Counties

At Ratner Molineaux, LLP, we file insurance claims and injury lawsuits against dog owners who should be liable for the injuries caused by their pets. Consult with a dog bite attorney for free today.