Sacramento Dog Bite Lawyers
If you, your child, or someone you love has been bitten by a dog, you should not have to pay for the medical care and costs associated with such a dangerous and often devastating attack. Dog owners often have a blind spot when it comes to their beloved companion. Despite evidence that their dog is dangerous, people will still bring their pet around strangers because they do not believe it will attack. When dogs do attack, the results are terrible. Thousands of people every year, primarily children, suffer injuries or death after a dog attacks them. Hospital bills add up quickly and place a financial strain on the victim. Aside from the financial repercussions, emotional trauma is common in the aftermath of a serious dog bite. To receive compensation for all damage stemming from a dog-related attack, a personal injury lawsuit is a wise strategy. An experienced lawyer who is well-versed in dog-bite cases at the Amerio Law Firm will conduct a free consultation, review the details of your case and help you navigated the legal process.
The Sacramento dog bite injury attorneys at the Amerio Law Firm have represented thousands of people in Sacramento and all over California since 2007. We’ve earned exception results over the last ten years for our clients who have been injured from dog bites. Our attorneys were recognized as Top Lawyers of 2017 in Sacramento, are in the Top 10% of Lawyers in the USA and has a firm rating of “A+” by the Better Business Bureau.
The Amerio Law Firm is a well-established firm in the Sacramento community. For those who have suffered a dog bite injury, we will work persistently and effectively to protect their rights. We provide free consultations and will review the facts of your case and execute a thorough investigation. Contact us today but filling our email form or by calling us at (916) 419-1111. At the Amerio Law Firm, we charge no fee unless we win.
Do I need a personal injury lawyer?
After a serious dog bite injury, you may have many questions. How will I pay my medical bills? How long will I be out of work or will my child be out of school? Who is responsible for the damage? One question you shouldn’t have to think twice about is whether or not you need a personal injury lawyer.
Just as dogs are fiercely loyal to their owners, owners frequently refuse to accept liability for their dog after it attacks someone. Our Sacramento injury attorneys fight passionately on behalf of our clients for years, waging a legal battle for a fair and just settlement. News organizations throughout Northern California have recognized us as a premier firm. When you are beginning a personal injury lawsuit, there is no substitute for an experienced legal team. In fact, the most important decision you will make is your choice of legal representation.
The legal process can be exceptionally difficult to navigate. Let us handle the paperwork, phone calls, and negotiation processes so that you can begin recovering from your injury with peace of mind. We do not charge a fee unless you win and we are dedicated to getting the justice you deserve, so you can rest easily knowing that your case is being handled effectively and timely.
Why choose the Amerio Law Firm to handle my case?
While there are many personal injury attorneys in Sacramento, not all of them are able to achieve the same high level of results each time successfully. How do you know who you can trust to fight for you and your family? If you need a personal injury lawyer in Sacramento, the attorneys at the Amerio Law Firm are prepared and competent to manage your case. The following factors set the Amerio Law Firm apart from the rest:
Client Satisfaction: At the Amerio Law Firm, we take care to ensure that our clients’ needs are well taken care of. We understand how important it is for clients to be kept informed during the legal process. Our entire legal staff works hard to ensure that from the moment our client’s step into our offices, they receive compassionate and sincere service. Read our past clients’ testimonials to hear about our unique approach to representing injured clients.
Our award-winning team: The attorneys in our firm as Lawyers of Distinction in the Top 10% of Lawyers in the USA and are in the Top Lawyers of 2017.
If you, your child or someone you love has been injured from a dog bite, it’s important that you take action right away. Contact the Sacramento dog bite attorneys at the Amerio Law Firm for your free consultation. We will together to get you what you’re owed. Contact us today consultation by filling our email form or by calling us at (916) 419-1111. At the Amerio Law Firm, we charge no fee unless we win.
Most Dangerous Dog Breeds
Despite the varieties of dogs we keep as pets in the United States, not all breeds are equally likely to attack. Through diligent data analysis and record-keeping, we have identified certain types of dog that are most commonly involved in dog bite lawsuits. Although you may be entitled to a settlement stemming from an attack by any dog breed, if one of these especially dangerous breeds attacked you or a loved one, it is likely you are entitled to a settlement to cover your losses. The most common breeds involved in an attack are:
- Pit Bulls
- German Shepherds
While these breeds attack people the most often, this list is by no means exhaustive. If a dog bit or otherwise attacked you or a loved one, the most prudent next step is to contact an attorney.
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals reported that “The ASPCA believes that dog guardians should be held responsible for unjustified harm or damage done by their pets. Guardians who breed dogs known to possess strong aggressive tendencies or who train dogs to be aggressive should be liable not only civilly for damage done by their dogs, but also under criminal provisions that prohibit such conduct.” The ASPCA reported that if a dog is considered dangerous, the court should require that the dog’s guardian enforce secure, humane confinement to prevent escape, direct supervision by someone 18 or older, restraint on a leash whenever the dog is in public and muzzling in public in a manner that prevents the dog from biting people and other animals as some precautions for the future.
Dog Bite Facts and Statistics
The Animal Legal and Historical Center reports on California’s dog laws and defines a “potentially dangerous dog” as the following:
(a) Any dog which, when unprovoked, on two separate occasions within the prior 36-month period, engages in any behavior that requires a defensive action by any person to prevent bodily injury when the person and the dog are off the property of the owner or keeper of the dog.
(b) Any dog which, when unprovoked, bites a person causing a less severe injury than as defined in Section 31604.
(c) Any dog which, when unprovoked, on two separate occasions within the prior 36-month period, has killed, seriously bitten, inflicted injury, or otherwise caused injury attacking a domestic animal off the property of the owner or keeper of the dog.
A “vicious dog” is defined as:
(a) Any dog that, when unprovoked, in an aggressive manner, inflicts severe injury on or kills a human being.
(b) Any dog previously determined to be and currently listed as a potentially dangerous dog that, after its owner or keeper has been notified of this determination, continues the behavior
The Center for Disease Control reported that approximately 4.5 million dog bites occur each year in the US. Nearly one in five bites becomes infected. Children are among the highest risk for dog bites and the highest rate of injury occurs for those aged 5-9 years old. Men are reported to be more likely than women to be bitten by a dog. The CDC claims that more than half of dog-bite injuries occur at the home where the dog lives. “Adults with two or more dogs in the household are five times more likely to be bitten than those living without dogs at home.” Additionally, “up to 18% of dog bites become infected with bacteria. Over 60 different kinds of bacteria have been found in dog mouths, but only a handful of these germs can make you sick.” Common disease from dog bites includes rabies, capnocytophaga spp., pasteurella, MRSA, and tetnus.
he American Veterinary Medical Association reported that there were 70 million dogs in the USA in the year 2015. On average, 36.5% of homes in the US have at least one dog. 800,000 Americans receive medical attention as a result of a dog bite, and at least half of those patients are children. The AVMA also reported that senior citizens are the second most common dog bite victims. The AVMA acknowledge that “dog bites accounted for one- third of all homeowners’ liability insurance claims” which cost nearly $570 million in the year 2015.
Contact the Amerio Law Firm
The personal injury lawyers of the Amerio Law Firm are familiar with the rights dog-bite victims have in the state of California. We understand that a serious injury to a child, adult or senior citizen can be frightening and emotionally devastating. Trauma, hospital bills, and the stress of learning the legal process can be extremely difficult and exhausting. We are sympathetic towards dog bite victims who are seeking to receive the compensation and justice they deserve. That is why for more than ten years, our attorneys have worked to ensure that our clients receive quality legal representation. If you have been injured by a dog bite in Sacramento, California, don’t wait much longer.
We will work diligently to protect the rights of Sacramento residents who suffer injuries after a dog bite. At the Amerio Law Firm, we get results. Our skilled and experienced legal team has recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars for our clients, earning us a reputation as a top-tier firm. Following a free consultation, we’ll review the facts of your case and begin a thorough investigation. Contact us today but filling our email form or by calling us at (916) 419-1111. At the Amerio Law Firm, we charge no fee unless we win.