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If you’ve been injured by a dog, don’t delay in getting advice from someone you trust. As San Diego’s premier dog bite law firm, Bruno & Associates has decades of experience and a winning record. We can help you recover from the trauma of an attack so you can get your life back on track.
Do I Need a San Diego Dog Bite Lawyer?
If you’ve been injured by a dog and you’re considering your options, hiring an experienced San Diego dog bite attorney can help you understand the different laws that may apply to your case.
According to California Civil Code Section 3342, “The owner of any dog is liable for the damages suffered by any person who is bitten by the dog while in a public place or lawfully in a private place, including the property of the owner of the dog, regardless of the former viciousness of the dog or the owner’s knowledge of such viciousness.”
In plain English this is a strict liability rule, which means that a dog’s owner is liable for any damage caused by their dog, whether or not the dog has bitten anyone before. This is different from other states that follow the “one-free-bite” rule. In those states, a dog owner is not liable unless the dog has bitten someone else before you.
But wait, it’s not that easy. If you’re thinking that California’s strict liability rule means you’ve got a slam dunk case, think again. In many cases, the dog owner may not have sufficient insurance coverage to pay your claim. Most renters don’t carry renter’s liability insurance, and a lot of homeowners insurance policies limit coverage for certain breeds. You will need an experienced dog bite law firm to investigate a defendant’s insurance coverage or other assets, locate additional defendants, and build your case against any additional defendants under alternate theories of liability. Hiring an experienced dog bite law firm like Bruno & Associates will help uncover the facts so you can get the compensation you deserve.
Can I Afford a San Diego Dog Bite Attorney?
It doesn’t cost anything to hire Bruno & Associates. If we take your case, you won’t pay us anything until we win for you. We’ll take your case on a contingency basis, which means that we only get paid AFTER you do. Plus, as a Bruno & Associates client, you will have access to the best medical treatment to ensure a full recovery. We work with the best doctors and plastic surgeons, physical therapists, and mental health/PTSD therapy, so you can get the best medical care without having to use your health insurance, even if you don’t have health insurance, and all without any upfront cost to you.
The combination of an experienced dog bite law firm and access to the best medical treatment means you can rely on the Bruno & Associates team to treat you right and get maximum compensation for you.
What If the Bite Wasn’t That Bad?
Even a minor dog bite can be very traumatizing. The emotional and psychological impact of a dog bite can be profound, especially for younger victims. Many victims grapple with fear, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress that may persist long after bite wounds have healed. Recognizing and treating the emotional damage caused by a dog bite is important, as is recognizing the importance of seeking counseling and emotional support to address the full spectrum of harm.
This is an actual photo of a recent Bruno & Associates client. Sure, the bite may not look like much, and that’s exactly what the dog owner’s insurance company said … right up until Bruno & Associates forced them to pay our client $25,000. At Bruno & Associates, we will get you the compensation you deserve!
This is just one success story about a client who was told his injury was minor and wasn’t worth much. Bruno & Associates made that insurance company eat their words! Each case needs to be evaluated on its own merits, but for over 30 years, Bruno & Associates has helped dog bite victims get what they deserve. We don’t back down from low ball offers and hardball tactics insurance companies use to avoid paying what you’re rightfully owed.
Were You Bitten by a Dog?
The experienced trial attorneys at Eugene Bruno & Associates will file a claim or a lawsuit to help you get the money you need to cover your medical bills and other expenses such as psychological counseling.
Expertise.com selected Eugene Bruno & Associates as the Best Personal Injury Lawyers in San Diego, and our law firm has an A rating from the Better Business Bureau.
Call us at 1-888-BRUNO-88 (1-888-278-6688) to schedule a free consultation today.
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