Dog bites are one of the most common types of animal attacks in Southern California, with many requiring significant medical assistance. Many sufferers are children who have been unfairly harmed by unrestrained dogs. For innocent victims, medical expenses, the loss of time on the job, and emotional damage can be too much to handle. Fortunately, there are legal remedies that can help you and other victims to receive some assistance in a terrible situation. A dog bite attorney from Rizio Law Firm can help you get back on your feet.
Why You Need a Lawyer
Even if you know or have spoken to the dog’s owner before, you need an attorney experienced in handling these types of personal injury claims. We handle all dog bite cases in an efficient and professional manner, helping you recoup the maximum reimbursement you deserve to cover your pain and suffering, medical expenses and time off work. With the experienced attorneys at Rizio Law Firm on your side, you will know that someone is speaking for you and with your best interests in mind.
Dog Bites and Medical Expenses
While it might not seem like a dog bite could cause much damage, serious attacks can cause thousands of dollars’ worth of medical expenses. For example, when dogs attack children, the injuries are often extensive, creating an average hospital stay costing over $18,000. Statistically, 27,000 people each year are forced to undergo reconstructive surgery following dog attacks. This fact makes clear the need to collect monetary damages to offset medical expenses.