Dog Bites & Animal Bites

These types of injuries are particularly terrifying and can leave both physical and mental scars. Usually the cause is an irresponsible pet owner. In California, the owner of a dog is strictly liable if his dog bites someone. The important thing to pin down is who owns the dog and whether that person has homeowner insurance which will cover him for the loss. If the owner of the dog is a renter, he may have no insurance. In that case, we need to show that the owner of the rental house or apartment was aware or put on notice that a dangerous dog was living in his rental so that he will also be found liable in addition to the dog owner.

From our main law office in Woodland Hills, California, or from our satellite law offices in Los Angeles and Orange County, the Law Offices of McMahon and Allgreen can help. We work with the best experts in the field, including plastic surgeons from the Grossman Burn Center and top rated neurologists.

In California, the owner of a dog is strictly liable if his dog bites someone.

We at McMahon & Allgreen have successfully represented injured clients for over 20 years. Uniquely, both partners have also been employed as trial attorneys for major insurance companies defending against these very types of cases. This gives us a distinct advantage in obtaining the largest possible settlements and verdicts for our clients from insurance companies. Just as in criminal law where the best defense attorneys have prosecutorial experience, the most effective personal injury attorneys have experience working for the insurance companies on the other side.

Contact us for a free consultation. There is no fee until we resolve the case in your favor.