Dogs are usually man’s best friend, but sometimes a dog turns and attacks. Here a dog bite victim needs options for retrieving compensation. Most people do not understand how much a dog attack can cost – starting from the lost wages to medical costs to the pain and suffering. Some victims are left permanently disfigured, while others suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders. Dog attack can also knock over a victim causing them to fall and suffer injuries other than the actual bite. Those injuries can include injuries to the neck, back, hands, wrists, arms, knees and legs as well as severe cuts and abrasions. It is not uncommon for people to develop infections after dog bites that need to be treated by doctors of various specialties which can include emergency room doctors, surgeons, infectious disease doctors and possibly plastic surgeons.
Most sufferers avoid hiring the best dog bite attorney in Los Angeles because of the cost. However, in such types of injury claims, attorneys work on acontingency fee basis. That means that the victim does not pay the attorney, except they succeed with the claim and receive compensation for their client.
A dog bite injury attorney from The Law Offices of Grayson & Grayson will be happy to assist you in your dog bite claim. Our highly experienced dog bite lawyers can aid you to recognize the statute of limitations. A statute of limitations is a law that governs the extent of time you have to make an entitlement and bring a case to court after you have suffered a dog bite injury. The average statute of limitations is two to three years and in California the appropriate statute of limitations would be two years from the date of injury. There are some exceptions to the statute of limitation for example, if the victim was bit by a police dog or a dog doing some kind of governmental work. In those cases the statute can be substantially shorter and may be as little as six months within which to file a claim and it it’s not complied with, you may be barred and precluded from seeking damages against the governmental entity or municipality.
Deadlines for such claims diverge by state but range from one to six years after the injury occurred. Typically, the time limit is two to three years. Verify with our dog bite personal injury attorneys to know for sure about your particular case.
The skilled and aggressive dog bite lawyers of Grayson & Grayson’s Law Offices will fight for every penny you deserve. We know how to deal with the insurance companies to get you the finest settlement probable. When the negligent dog owner or their insurance company provides you with less than a sensible offer, you do not have to accept. An attorney can review the offer and deliver the sternness of the injuries and damages incurred from the dog bite to get you more money, faster.