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In 2022, California saw a staggering 48,596 emergency room visits due to dog bites, translating to about 125 incidents per 100,000 people. This marks a significant surge of 70% in the rate of such visits since 2005, as reported by the state’s Department of Health Care Access and Information

If you are in such a situation following a dog bite incident in Torrance, it’s important to know that expert legal assistance is available. Finding a reliable Torrance dog bite lawyer is key if you wish to file a claim to collect damages from dog bite injuries. When bitten by a dog, it’s important to get support from a dog bite law firm in CA as soon as possible. 

 

Why Choose Us

Choosing us over other Torrance dog bite attorneys means selecting a partner dedicated to more than just legal victories; it’s about choosing compassionate, personalized care that understands the depth of your experience.

Our firm stands out for its unwavering commitment to each client, ensuring you feel heard and valued throughout our partnership. 

  • Personalized Care: Experience genuine connections and tailored advice, making you feel valued and heard throughout our partnership.
  • Litigation and trial firm: We possess the expertise to guide you through your case, starting from the initial filing of a claim and extending through litigation and trial, if required. Whether it’s a dog bite incident or any other personal injury matter, our team is well-equipped to navigate the legal process with diligence and proficiency.
  • Local Expertise: Benefit from our deep understanding of Torrance’s specific dog bite laws, giving us a strategic edge in your case.
  • Exceptional experience: Feher Law has secured over $100 million across various personal injury cases, with some cases reaching seven- and eight-figure results. The total compensation recovered, coupled with the firm’s extensive knowledge, skills, and resources, has earned the firm a spot among the top trial law firms in the state.

CASE RESULTS

RESULTS FROM OUR MOST RECENT CASES


Meet Your Torrance Dog Bite Attorneys

We passionately defend victims of dog bites, but our legal expertise spans a wide range of personal injury cases, with a special emphasis on incidents that cause profound and lasting impact. 

Read up on the backgrounds of the expert team that will be advocating for your rights and fight for the justice you deserve:

What Clients Think of Us

It’s time for us to stop talking about ourselves and let the clients do the talking:

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Above being attorneys, they know how to blend law and business while also staying personable and authentic to their clients and audience. Being personable is what gets your clients to trust you and a jury to like you. Since Tom and his team know how to be personable while practicing the rigid elements of law, they are able to get strong verdicts and settlements on behalf of their clients. Also, you can’t fake authenticity. A jury can read an inauthentic person from a mile away. That’s why Tom and his team can deliver. Strong legal minds, personable, and authentic.Madelin MachadoMadelin Machado ★★★★★ Their office diligently assisted in a stressful situation by handling the case from beginning to end. 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I was having a very negative experience with another law group and switcher firms based on recommendations from several other professionals. Tom Feher has been honest, supportive, and ethical. The results of my case are far better than expected. This firm is professional, knowledgeable, and caring. Believe me when I say that the attorneys are strong advocates for their clients. Thank you!Bonnie CaseyBonnie Casey ★★★★★ The most amazing lawyers and staff! They agreed I had a legitimate case and completely handled every aspect. From initially obtaining video of the incident, statements from those involved, all the way to mediation. The settlement we received was very fair! 5 stars isn’t enough! I highly recommend!Eddie RobinsonEddie Robinson ★★★★★ After getting lied too by another law firm Frank at Feher Law stepped in and took care of my dad and I. We were injured in a road rage accident and his truck was damaged. 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How Our Torrance Dog Bite Law Firm Can Help

Following a dog bite in Torrance, finding your way through the legal maze to claim what’s rightfully yours can seem overwhelming. That’s where our focused dog bite law firm steps in to lighten the load.

  1. Recovering lost wages: We can assist in calculating and pursuing compensation for any lost wages resulting from the dog bite incident, ensuring you receive the financial support you deserve during your recovery.
  2. Help with medical bills/physical therapy/rehabilitation: Our team will work tirelessly to ensure that all medical expenses, including physical therapy and rehabilitation costs, are covered, allowing you to focus on your recovery without worrying about financial burdens.
  3. Pain and suffering: We understand the physical and emotional pain caused by dog bite injuries. Our firm will fight to secure compensation for your pain and suffering, recognizing its impact on your life.
  4. Infections: Dog bites can lead to serious infections, complicating the recovery process. Our experienced attorneys will ensure that any medical complications, including infections, are accounted for in your animal attack claim.
  5. Emotional recovery & PTSD: Dealing with the emotional aftermath of a dog bite can be challenging. Our firm will support you in seeking compensation for emotional distress, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
  6. Bites from strays: Whether the dog responsible for the bite is a stray or owned by someone else, our firm can assist you in navigating the legal process to seek compensation for your injuries.
  7. Bites while working on somebody’s property: If you were bitten by a dog while working on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to compensation through a personal injury claim. Our personal injury attorneys will evaluate your case and help you take appropriate legal action after a dog attack. 


The First Steps Following a Dog Bite Attack

When faced with the aftermath of a dog bite attack, taking immediate and appropriate actions can significantly impact your health recovery and legal recourse. Here’s a detailed list of first steps to consider:
  1. Ensure Safety: Move away from the aggressor animal to prevent further attacks.
  2. Assess Injuries: Quickly evaluate the extent of injuries; even minor wounds require attention due to potential infection risks.
  3. Seek Medical Care: Visit a healthcare provider for wound treatment—mention it’s an animal bite so they can administer proper care, including tetanus shots or rabies vaccination if necessary.
  4. Report the Incident: Contact local animal control or public safety officers to report the dog bite. This creates an official record, which is crucial for any future legal action.
  5. Gather Information: Collect details from the dog’s owner, including the name, address, and phone number. Make sure to get updated information about any vaccination history for the animal. Additionally, write down witnesses who saw what happened and gather their contact information as well.
  6. Document Everything: Take photographs of your injuries before medical treatment, if possible, and continue documenting as you heal.
  7. Preserve Evidence: Retain clothing worn during the incident without washing them—they may carry evidence like saliva proving ownership or contributing to understanding events leading up to the bite.- If there are any communications between you and the owner of the dog post-incident, ensure these are safe.
  8. Contact an Experienced Torrance Dog Bite Attorney: They will guide you on navigating insurance claims, offer advice regarding potential compensation, and outline what additional steps should be taken to build a strengthened case.

Child Dog Bite Victims

Children are particularly vulnerable to dog bites due to their smaller size and lack of awareness of potential dangers. If your child has been bitten by a dog in Torrance, CA, it’s essential to seek legal assistance promptly. As personal injury lawyers, we understand the traumatic impact such an incident can have on your child and your family.

Our team of experienced Torrance bite injury attorneys is here to provide compassionate support and legal guidance to protect your child’s rights.

We can help you navigate the complexities of California law on dog bites and pursue the compensation your child deserves for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other damages. 

The California Deadline to File a Dog Bite Claim

According to California Civil Code 335.1, individuals who have suffered from a dog bite accident are granted a two-year period from the date of the incident to file their dog bite lawsuit. This statute of limitations is critical as it sets a firm deadline for victims to seek legal recourse.

Should this two-year window lapse without filing, courts in California are highly likely to dismiss the case outright, denying any opportunity for compensation or justice related to the dog bite incident. It’s essential for victims and their families to be aware of this timeline to ensure they act promptly and preserve their right to legal action.

Gathering Evidence After a Dog Bite 

In the unsettling aftermath of a dog bite, taking proactive steps to gather evidence can be crucial for building a strong legal case.

Here’s an essential guide on effectively collecting and preserving vital evidence following a dog bite, ensuring you’re well-prepared should you decide to pursue legal action.

  • Photograph Injuries: Capture clear images of all injuries as soon as possible after the incident.
  • Document the Scene: Take pictures or videos of where the dog bite occurred, including any relevant signage or barriers.
  • Collect Witness Information: Obtain the names and contact details of anyone who witnessed the attack for your animal attack attorneys. 
  • Secure Dog Owner Details: Note down the dog owner’s name, address, phone number, and insurance information if available.
  • Record Medical Treatment: Keep detailed records of medical visits, treatments received for your injuries, and any follow-up care instructions.
  • Preserve Clothing and Personal Items: Save clothing worn during the incident without washing them; they may hold forensic evidence like saliva traces.
  • Report to Local Authorities: File a report detailing the incident with animal control or local law enforcement for an official record.

We understand that getting all of this evidence together can be tough after an attack, especially if you’re in serious and suffering from PTSD. That’s why we’re here to do the hard yards for you.

Contact our Torrance personal injury lawyers today for a free consultation and guidance on next steps.


Who Can Be Held Liable For A Dog Bite or Attack In Torrance, CA

In Torrance, liability for a dog bite or attack can vary depending on various factors, including the incident’s circumstances, the dog’s behavior, and applicable laws.

Here’s a detailed list of who can potentially be held liable for a dog bite in Torrance, CA:

  1. Dog Owner: The primary party typically held liable for a dog bite or attack is the dog’s owner. Under California’s strict liability statute (Civil Code Section 3342), dog owners are held responsible for damages caused by their dog biting or attacking someone in a public place or lawfully in a private place, including the owner’s property.
  2. Property Owner: In cases where the dog bite or attack occurs on someone else’s property, the property owner may also be held liable, especially if they were aware of the dog’s aggressive tendencies or had control over the premises where the incident occurred.
  3. Landlord or Property Manager: If the dog owner is renting or leasing a property, and the landlord or property manager knew about the dog’s aggressive behavior but failed to take reasonable steps to remove the dog or prevent harm to others, they may share liability for the incident.
  4. Caregiver or Custodian: Individuals who are temporarily caring for or have custody of a dog, such as dog walkers, pet sitters, or anyone entrusted with the care of the dog, may also be held liable if they were negligent in controlling the dog or failed to prevent foreseeable harm.
  5. Third Parties: Depending on the specific circumstances, third parties who may have contributed to the incident or were negligent in their actions could also be held partially liable. For example, if someone intentionally provokes a dog, they may share responsibility for the resulting bite or attack.

What Can I Expect to Pay For Help With My Dog Bite Case? 

When it comes to handling your dog bite case, financial concerns should not add to your stress. Our firm operates on a contingency fee basis, meaning our payment is directly linked to the successful resolution of your case. Ultimately, you won’t owe us a dime unless we win or settle your claim.

At Feher Law, we believe in fairness and transparency from the outset—there are no hidden costs with us. Instead, we focus on securing the compensation you deserve while ensuring our services remain accessible regardless of your current financial situation. Trust in us to stand by you every step of the way, with a clear understanding that our success is inherently tied to yours.

Other Locations We Serve

A dog bite lawyer can help you no matter where you are. We’ll have a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer available in the major cities in the area, included but not limited to:

  • Burbank
  • Carson
  • Compton
  • Downey
  • El Monte
  • Glendale
  • Hawthorne
  • Inglewood
  • Lancaster
  • Long Beach
  • Los Angeles
  • Norwalk
  • Palmdale
  • Pasadena
  • Pomona
  • Santa Clarita
  • Santa Monica
  • South Gate
  • Torrance
  • West Covina

Speak to a Dog Bite Lawyer in Torrance, CA, Today!

Understanding your rights and the necessary steps for a successful claim is crucial, and this begins with gathering evidence, documenting injuries, and preserving any relevant materials. However, truly navigating such cases’ complexities effectively requires specialized legal expertise.

Our team stands ready to provide you with compassionate guidance and strong advocacy every step of the way toward securing justice and compensation on your behalf.

Don’t hesitate to contact us today at (866) 646-6676 for a free consultation—our dog bite lawyers in Torrance are prepared to assist you in turning this challenging chapter into one of recovery and resolution.

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After a dog bite incident, the insurance claim process typically involves the following steps:

  1. Seek Medical Attention
  2. Report the Incident
  3. Gather Evidence
  4. Contact Animal Control
  5. Insurance Investigation
  6. Legal Consultation
  7. Settlement or Legal Action

A dog bite law firm's expertise ensures a thorough understanding of dog bite laws, effective investigation, and proper representation. This increases the likelihood of obtaining fair compensation for injuries and damages. Navigating the complexities with professional assistance provides a distinct advantage for those pursuing dog bite injury claims.

In our experience, common injuries resulting from dog bites include puncture wounds, lacerations, infections, and in severe cases, fractures or dislocations. Emotional trauma and psychological distress may also occur.

In a dog bite claim, contingency fees operate on a "no win, no fee" basis. Here's how it generally works:

  • Agreement: You and the dog bite attorney agree that their fee is contingent upon successfully resolving your case.
  • Percentage Basis: The attorney's fee is a percentage of the compensation obtained from the dog bite settlement or court verdict.
  • No Upfront Costs: You don't pay any upfront costs for legal services. The attorney covers the expenses of pursuing the case.
  • Payment upon Success: If the attorney successfully resolves your case and obtains compensation, their fee is deducted from the settlement amount.
  • No Payment if No Win: If the case is not successful, you are not obligated to pay the attorney. They bear the financial risk of the case.
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