Helping Mauling Victims Reclaim Their Life

Dog Bite Lawyer - Chico, Roseville, Sacramento

We take dog mauling cases seriously at the Law Offices of Larry S. Buckley, because we have witnessed first-hand the impact such an event can have on a person's quality of life. If you have suffered a serious dog bite or someone you love has been mauled by a dog, we can help. A dog bite lawyer from one of our offices - Chico, Roseville, Sacramento, Redding, and Yuba City - can provide you with honest, informative, personable legal counsel so that you are aware of your rights and informed to act on them. As with all personal injury claims, there exists a statute of limitations so it's important that you take action as soon as possible to protect your legal rights. To arrange a free consultation with a member of our team, please don't hesitate to contact our Northern California personal injury lawyers today. We handle cases in both State and Federal Court, statewide.

Damages and Eligibility

You may be eligible to recover financial compensation if you or someone you love has been injured as a result of a dog bite or mauling. In the tragic event that a loved one was killed in a dog bite case, please accept our condolences. We can help you file suit against the negligent party through wrongful death litigation.

Though each case is unique, typically the plaintiff can recover damages for medical bills, future medical expenses related to the injury, loss of wages, loss of future income related to the injury, and pain and suffering. Dog bite injuries can have a significant physical and physiological impact on a person and we can help ensure that you are justly compensated for both. In a wrongful death case, we may be able to recover damages for medical expenses, funeral expenses, loss of wages, loss of future income, and pain and suffering.

Establishing Liability

The first step in a dog bite or dog mauling case is determining fault and liability. In many instances, the actual dog owner lacks the necessary assets or resources to sufficiently compensate the victim or victim's family for damages. In such cases, it may be possible to file suit against the property owner as well to help recover fair and just compensation on the plaintiff's behalf. If the property owner was aware of the danger of the dog, or the potential for danger, and failed to take necessary precautions to ensure the safety of others, then he or she may also be held accountable for damages. By working with top experts in the field of medicine, engineering, and even psychology, we can establish liability, negligence on the part of the defendant, and sufficient compensation.

Common Causes

Dogs can bite for any number or reasons. The important consideration in dog bite and mauling cases is whether or not the owner and property owner took sufficient steps to minimize the risk that the dog posed. If such steps were not taken, then it can be shown that the dog owner or property owner recognized that a threat or potential threat existed and failed to take precautionary steps, which would make them liable in the event of a dog bite case. The following are some examples of failed measures:

  • Not leashing the dog
  • Not fencing the dog
  • Failing to train the dog

A dog bite lawyer from our Chico, Roseville, or Sacramento office can answer any questions you may have regarding causes or liability in person during your initial consultation. We are committed to customer service and would be honored to work with you. We have an exciting, dynamic, young, passionate team of legal professionals and attorneys, and we work tirelessly to obtain the best possible recovery on behalf of our clients.

Victims' Rights

Individuals have a right to financial compensation for quantifiable and qualitative damages in the event of a dog bite or mauling case. Though many people assume that dog bite cases are by default minor, that is a misnomer; dog mauling cases often result in significant impairment and an irrevocable change to a person's quality of life; in severe cases, it can result in death. The dog bite lawyers at our Chico, Roseville, Sacramento, and satellite offices understand this and take appropriate steps to rectify as best as we can the wrongs that have been committed. Through Mr. Buckley's scientific background and our close collaboration with experts, we are able to protect our clients' rights.

Contact a Northern California Dog Bite Lawyer

If you have reviewed our FAQ and have questions left unanswered, or would simply like to arrange a consultation with a dog bite lawyer, contact us today. Our offices are located in Chico, Roseville, Sacramento, Redding, and Yuba City. We offer 24-hour phone service and flexible hours to meet your needs.

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