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Cohen & Marzban — Los Angeles Dog Bite Attorney

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Bitten by a Dog in Los Angeles? We Can Help

A dog bite can turn your life upside down, leaving you with painful injuries, emotional scars, and financial burdens. At Cohen & Marzban, our compassionate and experienced Los Angeles dog bite attorneys are dedicated to guiding you through this challenging time. We’ll fight tirelessly to secure compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

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How Our Dog Bite Attorneys in LA Can Help

Our proven process for dog bite cases has earned us an excellent reputation as negotiators and litigators who will explore every option for their clients. 

  • Free consultation: We start with a comprehensive and confidential discussion to understand the details of your dog bite incident and assess the strength of your case.
  • Thorough investigation: Our team will gather evidence, including medical records, witness statements, and photos of your injuries and the scene.
  • Skilled negotiation: We will negotiate with the dog owner’s insurance company on your behalf, aiming to secure a fair settlement that covers your current and future damages.
  • Aggressive litigation: If the insurance company refuses to offer a just settlement, we are prepared to take your case to court and fight for your rights before a judge and jury.
  • Compassionate Support: We provide ongoing support and guidance throughout the entire legal process, keeping you informed and empowered every step of the way.

You shouldn’t have to take on the financial burdens you incurred as a result of your dog bite. We’re here to help you hold the negligent owner accountable. 

Common Trauma Types After Dog Bites

Dog bites can result in a wide range of injuries, varying in severity from minor to life-altering. Our experienced dog bite attorneys in Los Angeles understand the complexities of these injuries and will fight to get you the compensation you are owed for the trauma you’ve endured.

Common physical injuries include:

  • Puncture wounds and lacerations: These can range from superficial to deep, potentially causing nerve damage, muscle tears, and permanent scarring.
  • Infections: Dog bites can introduce harmful bacteria into the wound, leading to serious infections that may require extensive medical treatment.
  • Fractures and broken bones: Powerful dog bites, especially from larger breeds, can easily break bones, requiring surgery and lengthy rehabilitation.
  • Facial injuries: Dog bites to the face can be particularly devastating, resulting in disfigurement, vision problems, and significant emotional distress.
  • Rabies and other diseases: While rare, dog bites can transmit rabies and other serious diseases, requiring immediate medical attention and preventive treatment.

Emotional and psychological trauma can include:

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): The traumatic experience of a dog attack can lead to PTSD, causing flashbacks, nightmares, and anxiety.
  • Emotional distress: Victims may experience anxiety, depression, and difficulty coping with the emotional aftermath of the attack.
  • Fear and phobias: A dog bite can trigger a fear of dogs or even a general fear of going outdoors, impacting daily life and activities.

Children are especially vulnerable to both the physical and emotional consequences of dog bites. At Cohen & Marzban, we are dedicated to protecting the rights of all dog bite victims and helping them on the path to recovery.

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Why Choose Cohen & Marzban for Your Dog Bite Case?

When you’ve suffered a dog bite injury, you need a legal team with experience, compassion, and a proven track record of success. Cohen & Marzban offers all of that and more, making us the clear choice for your dog bite case in Los Angeles.

Here’s why you should choose us:

Decades of Experience

With nearly 50 years of experience handling personal injury cases, including countless dog bite claims, our attorneys possess the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate the complexities of California dog bite laws and secure fair settlements or verdicts for our clients.

Proven Results

Our successful track record speaks for itself. We have recovered millions of dollars for dog bite victims, helping them get the financial resources they need to cover medical expenses, lost wages, and emotional distress.

Client-Focused Approach 

We believe in treating each client with respect, compassion, and personalized attention. We take the time to listen to your story, understand your concerns, and answer your questions throughout the legal process.

Aggressive Advocacy

We are relentless advocates for our clients. We will not hesitate to stand up to insurance companies and fight for full compensation, even if it means taking your case to trial.

No Fee Unless You Win

We understand that you may be facing financial burdens after a dog bite injury. That’s why we work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay nothing unless we win your case.

Cutting-Edge Technology

We use the latest legal technology and case management tools to achieve efficiency, transparency, and clear communication for our clients.

24/7 Availability

We are always here for you. You can reach our team 24/7 to address your concerns and get the support you need.

At Cohen & Marzban, we are more than just attorneys; we are trusted advocates who will fight for your rights and help you rebuild your life after a dog bite injury.

24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week To Schedule an Appointment.

Let us know if you’re not able to travel to our office in Los Angeles. We are more than willing to send a dog bite attorney to meet with you at your home or in the hospital to discuss your case.

Dog Bite FAQs

What should I do immediately after a dog bite?

Seek medical attention right away — even for seemingly minor bites — to ensure proper wound care and prevent infection. Report the bite to animal control, and gather information about the dog and its owner if possible. Contact a dog bite attorney as soon as possible to discuss your legal options.

Who is liable for a dog bite in California?

California follows a strict liability rule for dog bites, meaning the dog owner is generally liable for injuries caused by their dog — regardless of whether the dog has previously shown aggression.

What type of compensation can I recover after a dog bite?

You may be entitled to payment for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, scarring and disfigurement, and other damages related to the dog bite.

Dog Bite Statistics

Dog bites are a surprisingly common occurrence in Los Angeles. There were 48,596 emergency room visits for dog bites in California in 2022 (a 12% increase from 2021). This represents a significant portion of the national average of 4.5 million dog bites each year

Unfortunately, roughly half of dog bite victims are children, and most dog bites are inflicted by owned pets — not strays. Legal representation can be necessary to ensure proper compensation for medical bills and other damages if a serious bite occurs due to an owner’s negligence.