Animal Attack Attorneys
in Southern California

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Were you are bitten?

An animal attack is frightening and shocking. No one expects to be bitten by someone’s pet dog while going about their day. When a pet animal causes you personal injury, call the Law Offices of Jacob Emrani, the trusted animal attack attorney in Southern California. Read on to learn more about animal attack law in California and what to do if you’re attacked.

What Is Animal Attack Liability?

Animal attack liability ensures pet owners take responsibility for any injuries their pets cause. In California, animal attack liability covers attacks that happen in public places and lawfully entered private property. For example, if you’re attacked by a goat while at a petting zoo or bitten by your friend’s snake while visiting their house, animal attack liability applies. 

Most often, we think of dogs when we think of pet animal attacks. However, animal attacks may involve several types of pets. California state law allows the following animals as pets:

  • Bearded dragons
  • Ball pythons and other snakes
  • Tortoises
  • Hamsters and gerbils
  • Ferrets
  • Rabbits
  • Cats
  • Sugar glider possums
  • Exotic birds

Monkeys, capybaras, foxes, raccoons, alligators, and many other animals are illegal to own as pets. An attack caused by an illegally obtained pet animal may also involve criminal charges. 

Animal attack litigation seeks the compensation you’re entitled to receive. Our team at the Law Offices of Jacob Emrani understands how confusing and scary an animal attack can be. We work hard to get our clients the support and help they need.

How Do I Know If I Have an Animal Attack Claim?

Animal injury claims are not always obvious. Concern for animal wellbeing tops many people’s list as their reason for not pursuing a claim. However, it’s important not to allow poor pet ownership to leave you with lifelong injuries and emotional and physical scars. 

In any personal injury, the shock can cloud your judgment. In your rush to get medical care, you may forget to collect important details, like the owner’s name, witness statements, and video evidence. When you contact the Law Offices of Jacob Emrani, we’ll provide you with the next steps and legal advice for an animal attack so you can get the help you need to pursue your claim.

What Types of Damages Can I Recover in an Animal Attack Lawsuit?

An animal attack lawyer can help you recover all damages owed to you. If you have a valid claim, you’re entitled to compensation for costs related to the attack. Common types of compensation include:

  • Medical costs. Medical bills can quickly reach tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars. You may have ongoing medical care needs after your initial recovery. Don’t let someone else’s negligence bankrupt you. 
  • Loss of earnings. If you’re unable to work as a result of your injuries, you may be entitled to loss of earnings compensation to cover lost wages and future earnings. 
  • Pain and suffering. The shock of an animal attack can leave you with emotional distress and a loss of ability to enjoy life. It may interfere with marital and or parental relationships or leave you with a lifelong fear of animals, making everyday enjoyment of life difficult.
  • Disability. Animal attacks can cause permanent disability, especially when they involve damage to your hands, arms, legs, and feet.
  • Disfigurement. When an animal bite leaves a disfiguring scar on your body, it can create low self-esteem and difficulty fitting in with others. 

Whether you’re attacked by a ferret or have a dog bite lawsuit, you deserve the legal support you need to recover the damages.

How Long Do I Have to File an Animal Attack Claim?

In California, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases — including dog bites and animal attacks — is two years from the date the incident occurred. However, when you wait that long, tracking down the pet owners, finding witnesses of the attack, recalling important details, and providing reliable testimony becomes more difficult.

Act quickly to find a dog bite attorney as soon as possible. A good attorney can ensure a proper investigation and uncover all the assets and insurance policies so you’ll receive timely compensation.

Do I Need a Lawyer for an Animal Attack Case?

It’s recommended to use a personal injury lawyer for an animal attack. You can represent yourself in a personal injury case tried in a California court to save money, but there are more benefits to hiring a lawyer. They’ll provide the expertise needed to put together a compelling case. 

Rely on the team at the Law Offices of Jacob Emrani to get you a fair settlement quickly. We’re the trusted name for personal injury claims in the Southern California area.

Contact Jacob Emrani Today

Don’t let an animal attack affect the rest of your life. Get the help you need to make your case by reaching out to a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. The Law Offices of Jacob Emrani provide passionate and caring services with no hidden or upfront fees. Call (888) 804-6766 to set up your no-cost case evaluation!

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In many instances, personal injury cases are about much more than just taking care of your medical costs.

While the often overwhelming costs of receiving medical care and treatment that could be ongoing, long-term or even permanent for your physical injuries are certainly a part of cases like these, your Los Angeles personal injury attorney can also assist you in seeking compensation for injuries that extend to emotional hardship, damage to your personal property and financial coverage.

If you would like to discuss your own personal injury case with a passionate, knowledgeable personal injury lawyer in Los Angeles, we invite you to contact the Law Offices of Jacob Emrani today to schedule a free evaluation of your case. If it is more convenient, one of our dedicated team members can come directly to you.

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