Dog Bite Attorneys in Sacramento

Holding Dog Owners Responsible After an Attack

Under California law, the owner or owners of a dog are responsible for the actions of their pet. This legal fact usually becomes relevant when a dog bites someone who wants compensation for his or her injury. Dog bites can require extensive and ongoing medical treatment, sometimes including surgery. They often leave permanent scars and may leave the victim disfigured. The dog's owner is responsible for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and the long-term physical effects of the injury.

A dog bite claim is a form of premises liability lawsuit, where someone is injured while lawfully on the property of another person. When this occurs, you need a skilled Sacramento premises liability lawyer, like those at Piering Law Firm in Sacramento.

When a Dog Injures a Child

Because children often lack the understanding that all dogs are not friendly and patient, they are often the victim of dog bites and attacks. Young children in particular may annoy or bother dogs, provoking them to acts of aggression. Small children are also less capable of protecting themselves or fighting off an attack, which can result in incredibly serious injuries. Children who have suffered dog bites when they are young can be left with a lifelong reminder of the incident in the form of scars. Unfortunately, children are often bitten around the head and face, and they are commonly traumatized and left with a fear of all dogs.

Scarring often requires plastic surgery, and sometimes multiple surgeries are necessary over time. With children, plastic surgery often cannot be completed until the child has finished growing. This means the child must live through his or her youth with visible scars. Scars can result in damaged self-esteem and psychological issues.

We Will Fight for Complete Compensation in Sacramento, Folsom & Davis

If you have been bitten or injured by a dog or other animal, you are likely entitled to compensation. The only instances where a dog owner would not be liable are if you were somewhere you were not legally permitted (trespassing) or if you provoked the dog. Absent those narrow circumstances, the owner of the dog will be liable to you for the injuries you have suffered. This also extends to being entitled to compensation even without actually being bitten. If you are knocked over or fall as a result of the actions of a dog you may be entitled to compensation. Se habla español.

To schedule a FREE consultation, call (916) 476-2399 or send us an email. We take our premises liability cases on a contingency basis, which means you do not pay us until we win your suit.

Settlements & Verdicts

Piering Law Firm Has Achieved Notable Results in a Wide Range of Cases
  • $5,000,000 Wrongful Death

    A wrongful death judgment secured for a child who lost his mother as a result of domestic violence.

  • $4,893,830 Wrongful Death

    Complex wrongful death motorcycle accident involving product liability claims against both helmet and motorcycle luggage manufacturers.

  • $3,609,600 Knee Amputation

    Motorcycle vs. automobile collision resulting in below knee amputation. Client was riding motorcycle and defendant pulled out in front of him, resulting in a severe injury to client's leg, which ultimately led to the amputation of his leg, just below the knee.

  • $2,500,000 Serious Injuires

    Case involving serious injuries to a motorcycle rider who was involved in an accident with a shuttle bus on the freeway in San Francisco.

  • $2,000,000 Wrongful Death

    A settlement in a wrongful death action as a result of a crash that took the life of a motorcyclist.

  • $2,000,000 Against Bar/Security Company

    34-year-old software sales associate out with friends drinking at a bar in San Francisco. After a few hours, he leaves the bar to go home and gets in an argument outside of the club with a security guard.

  • $2,000,000 Trucking Accident

    Recovery for the victim of a rear-end traffic collision with a big rig that resulted in a neck injury.

  • $1,700,000 Trucking Accident

    Verdict received after trial for the victim of a rear-end traffic collision involving a commercial trucking company.

  • $1,300,000 Head-On Collision

    A policy limit settlement involving a head-on collision on a notoriously dangerous stretch of highway between State Highway 99 in Sacramento and Marysville, commonly known as "blood alley".

  • $1,250,000 Pedestrian Wrongful Death

    The defendant's primary limits of $250,000 were tendered in response to a conditional limit demand that required disclosure of all other coverages. The defendant had an excess policy of $1,000,000.00 which was tendered along with the primary limits.

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