Dog and animal bites
ANIMAL BITES RANK AMONG THE MOST COMMON CLAIM TYPES IN THE US
At an estimated 4.5 million dog bites occur in the US each year, animal bites make up one of the most common types of personal injury claims in the United States. These types of incidents are not exclusive to dogs; cats, reptiles, and exotic pets add to total number of animal bite cases annually.
In 2015, the number of insurance claims related to dog bites was estimated at over $570 million dollars – a number that has been steadily increasing since 2003. The average cost per claim has also increased significantly during this time period. In 2003, the average cost per claim was just over $19,000. By 2015, that number had risen to almost $37,000.
Baker Burton & Lundy has represented many clients who have suffered injuries as a result of an animal bite. We understand the physical, mental, and emotional anguish that such an incident can cause. Our goal is to help our clients obtain the compensation they need to recover from their injuries and move on with their lives.
BAKER, BURTON & LUNDY IS EXPERIENCED WITH STRICT LIABILITY DOG BITE CASES
Negligence occurs when a person fails to exercise the care that a reasonably prudent person would exercise in similar circumstances. In the case of dog or other animal bites, there are several elements that may come into play, including the dog’s past behavior, the dog’s owner’s awareness of their dog’s dangerous propensities, even previous injury. If dog bite injuries result in permanent scarring or disfigurement, an attorney should be consulted immediately about possible compensation for medical costs and other related expenses.
For dog bite cases, the dog’s owner may be liable even if they were not present when the dog bit someone. If it can be shown that the dog has bitten others in the past or if their behavior indicates that they are dangerous, then there is a strong case for compensation.
Our animal bite and personal injury attorneys at BB&L in Hermosa Beach, CA have the experience to know how to present a dog bite case. If you’ve been the victim dog or animal bites, contact Baker Burton & Lundy today for a free consultation.
HELPING PEOPLE INJRED FROM DOG & ANIMAL BITES
At BB&L, dog bite cases are nothing new. Our attorneys at our Hermosa Beach law firm have been handling dog bite cases for over 45 years. We understand dog behavior and know how to present a dog bite lawsuit successfully.
If you or your dog has been injured, contact Baker Burton & Lundy today to schedule a free consultation so we can review the details of your dog bite case and answer any questions that you may have.
WHY CHOOSE A PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY AT BAKER, BURTON & LUNDY
At Baker, Burton & Lundy, our attorneys have successfully resolved many challenging personal injury claims. You can expect our attorneys to be both caring and tenacious in our efforts to recover maximum compensation for your family.
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