Frequently Asked Questions About Dog Bite Cases

Should I report a dog bite?

Yes.  A dog bite should immediately be reported to your local animal control center, as well as your local police department.  It is highly recommended you note the date of the report and the name of the person/people you spoke with.

Should I take photographs of the injuries?

Yes.  If possible, you should take photographs of the accident location as well.  Oftentimes, the first thing a Long Beach dog bite attorney will do when representing someone in their case is take photographs of the injuries sustained for evidence and documentation purposes.  You can also take photographs of the attacking dog, but you should only do so if your safety is not in danger.

How long will my case take?

The length of a person's case depends on the nature of their injuries, how extensive they are, and how long they will take to heal.  If an individual has suffered serious injury in a dog bite accident and has significant scarring, then approximately six to nine months are needed so that the person can have their scarring treated by a surgeon and the costs of their treatment determined.  There is no standard length of time in these cases, but having an experienced attorney to help one can shorten the process.

Do I need a lawyer if I have been injured in a dog bite accident?

Dog bite victims are often entitled to substantial compensation by the person or persons responsible for the attacking animal.  Though you can seek this compensation on your own, you have a much stronger chance of securing restitution if an attorney is representing you in your case.  An attorney will have handled many cases like yours in the past, and will have the knowledge and skill necessary to increase your chances of obtaining the compensation you are due for your injuries.

Contact a Long Beach Dog Bite Lawyer for information and legal assistance if a dog has bitten you or a loved one.

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