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Dog Bites & Animal Attacks

Personal Injury Lawyers Protecting Your Rights

Our Pasadena personal injury attorneys can help victims get full and fair compensation for their injuries. Since 1994, Tedford & Associates has been helping Los Angeles County victims of dog bites get the compensation they need to cover medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering.

Unlike some other states, California does not adhere to the "one free bite" policy, allowing a dog owner to get a free pass on a first attack. In California, whether the dog has attacked anyone before does not matter. If you or a loved one suffered a dog bite, we can help you bring an injury claim against the dog owner.

Representation by a Pasadena personal injury attorney can be your best opportunity to get the compensation you need. And a claim can help hold the dog owner accountable so no one else suffers injury from the dog that harmed you or a loved one. The dog owner, by virtue of owning the pet, has a duty of care to others. When that duty is breached and the dog attacks, causing an injury, that owner is negligent.

Call (626) 325-0142 today to get in touch with Tedford & Associates!

Dog Bite Injury Claims Are Not Necessarily Clear-Cut

Many personal injury law firms do not take dog bite cases seriously, but we do. Children are often the victims, and they need our help.

We delve into the facts concerning each dog bite case, answering questions such as:

  • Does the dog have a history of dog bites?
  • Was the victim on the dog owner's property?
  • If so, was the victim invited or trespassing?
  • Did the victim provoke the dog's aggressive behavior?
  • Did the dog owner witness the attack and take any action?
  • Was the dog restrained?

Dog Bite Statistics Offer Startling Information

While some breeds, such as pit bulls and Rottweilers, have reputations for biting, they are certainly not the only breeds that do so.

The American Humane Association has reported some alarming statistics:

  • Nearly 5 million dog bites happen in the United States each year.
  • Nearly 800,000 dog bites require medical treatment.
  • About 92 percent of fatal dog attacks involved male dogs.
  • About 25 percent of fatal dog attacks involved chained dogs.
  • About 24 percent of fatal dog attacks involved unrestrained dogs off the owner's property.
  • About 58 percent of fatal dog attacks involved unrestrained dogs on the owner's property.
  • About 71 percent of dog bites involved arms, legs, hands and feet.
  • At least 25 different dog breeds have been involved in fatal attacks.
  • About 66 percent of dog bites happened on or near the victim's property, and most victims knew the dog.
  • 70 percent of the victims who died from dog bites were children under the age of 10.

Common Dog Bite Injuries

Seeking immediate medical attention following a dog attack is always a good idea. Medical records will be an important tool for your dog bite attorney in establishing the dog owner's negligence. If a loved one was killed because of a dog's aggressive behavior, you may have grounds for a wrongful death action.

Injuries resulting from dog bites and aggressive attacks range from relatively minor to severe, in addition to death:

  • Punctures
  • Lacerations
  • Fractures
  • Serious bruising
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PSTD)
  • Emotional trauma
  • Infection
  • Scarring or disfigurement

Contact an Experienced Dog Bite Attorney for Immediate Help

Tedford & Associates in Pasadena helps dog bite and dog attack victims throughout Los Angeles County get the compensation they deserve for their injuries. You pay no legal fees upfront. We offer convenient appointments and are easily accessible just off the Foothill Freeway.

Call us today at (626) 325-0142 or contact us online to tell us about your situation and to schedule your free initial consultation.

Our Victories

  • $2,750,000.00 Motorcycle Crash
  • $1,000,000.00 Disability Discrimination
  • $995,000.00 Construction Accident: Crane Injuries
  • $900,000.00 Insurance Bad Faith
  • $340,000.00 Dog Bite
  • $300,000.00 I-5 Tunnel Crash: Truck Accident
  • $225,000.00 Police Brutality: Use of Taser
  • $185,000.00 Rear-end Auto Accident: Lumbar Injury
  • $184,000.00 Dog Bite
  • $50,000.00 Rear-end Auto Collision

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What Makes Tedford & Associates the Right Choice?

  1. We have over 25 years of combined experience.
  2. Se habla Español.
  3. We offer free consultations.
  4. There are no fees unless we win.
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