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After a severe dog attack, courts often work with attorneys to determine the damages caused by the bite. This is an infamously inexact science. Usually, the lawyers cannot agree, and the case goes to trial. However, in other cases, the right attorney can work out a settlement without going before a jury.
So this is where the skill and experience of a trusted law firm like the Ehline Law Firm APLC plays a key role. Also, despite the extent of the injuries and the potential costs, not every case is the same regarding liability. In some cases, we’ve seen the victim severely injured. Everyone involved agrees with that. However, the dog owner acted responsibly.
Perhaps they properly restrained the dog. Maybe the owner also adequately trained the animal, but it snarled and attacked. Or the dog had all its shots. However, they share some responsibility for what happened. We also look to see if the victims took the proper steps to mitigate their injuries. Where do we draw that line?
There are often common traits that lawyers and courts look for to determine the liability for such a dog attack.
This usually includes the suffering of the victim. This can include:
For more info about determining the values of your dog bite injury, contact Ehline Law today.
Michael is a managing partner at the nationwide Ehline Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, APLC. He’s an inactive Marine and became a lawyer in the California State Bar Law Office Study Program, later receiving his J.D. from UWLA School of Law. Michael has won some of the world’s largest motorcycle accident settlements.