Skilled Lawyers Helping Dog Bite Victims

More than 4.7 million people in the United States are bitten by dogs annually, and approximately one out of every six bites is serious enough to require medical attention. Owners of dogs are responsible when bites or attacks occur. If you live in the Temecula Valley or Riverside County area and have suffered injuries after being attacked by a dog or another animal, it is important to know your legal rights.

Sweeney, Sweeney & Sweeney, APC, can provide you with a dedicated dog bite lawyer to help you get the compensation you deserve for medical bills, lost wages, and your pain and suffering. With more than 50 combined years of experience as personal injury attorneys, we have a proven record of success in helping victims get the help and protection to which they are entitled under the law.

We handle dog bite injury claims on a contingency basis. That means we are paid only if we recover monetary damages for you. For a free consultation regarding your case, contact Sweeney, Sweeney & Sweeney to speak with a knowledgeable lawyer today.

Committed To Maximizing Your Compensation After An Animal Attack

Dog bites can result in a variety of serious injuries, including permanent scarring, nerve damage and lasting psychological trauma. In addition, dog bites can transmit serious illnesses, including rabies. In some cases, victims of serious dog bites have mobility issues or are mauled to such an extent that they require reconstructive surgery.

Sadly, children are often at a high risk of dog bites, and for smaller children, these bites can prove fatal. Attacks on children are most likely to result in face, head and neck injuries, which can affect breathing and even cause death.

The Owner's Responsibility

Dog owners are responsible for keeping their pets restrained or supervised. If you or your child has been attacked by a dog while it was loose or unleashed, the owner and the homeowners' insurance company may be liable for negligence. If you were attacked by a vicious dog while a guest or visitor on the owner's property, the owner had a responsibility to warn you of the risks presented by the animal and/or to prevent it from causing harm.

Breeds that are known for biting people include:

  • Pit bulls
  • Rottweilers
  • Doberman pinschers
  • Huskies
  • German shepherds
  • Chows

However, any breed of dog can attack and bite a person. At Sweeney, Sweeney & Sweeney, we understand that animal bites are serious matters. The filing of a claim can be a complex process and should be handled by an experienced dog bite attorney — one who has the time and resources to gather all of the pertinent data and documentation, make a determination of liability, and file the appropriate claim on behalf of you or your child.

Dog bite laws can also be complex. By considering the exact circumstances of the attack, as well as where you were bitten or attacked, we can tell you what your legal options are.

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To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, you can email us or call 951-331-3277. We are a family-owned law firm, and we are here to help.