Animal Attack Lawyer San Jose and Bay Area

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Dog and Animal Bites / Attacks in Santa Clara County

Every year, millions of Americans are bitten by animals. In fact, in 1994, over 4.7 million people were bitten by dogs alone. In many cases, a person bitten by a dog may have a legal right to recover damages from the animal's owner or another responsible party.

If You are Bitten by a Dog or Domestic Animal

The first thing you should do if you are bitten by a dog is to seek medical attention immediately.  If you are not treated, a dog bite can cause serious injury and even death. Once you have been medically evaluated, you should also consider consulting with a lawyer experienced in animal bite cases. Our law firm will be able to tell you whether you have a legal claim, and what damages you may be able to recover.

An attorney will ask you for detailed information about the circumstances surrounding your animal bite. At a minimum, you should provide the name and phone number of the animal's owner. If you don't have this information, a neighbor or a witness might be able to provide it to you. Also, if there were witnesses, you should get their names and contact information as well.

Homeowner's Insurance

In most instances, an animal owner's homeowner's insurance policy will cover liability arising from dog bites (and injuries caused by other common household pets) that occur on the owner's property or while the dog is under the owners control. The average amount of liability coverage in homeowner's policies is between $100,000 and $300,000.

Animal Insurance

There are also specialty insurance companies that provide insurance for pet owners. Many homeowner insurance companies refuse to cover dog bites after one incident. As a result, a pet owner often has no choice but to look for coverage from an insurance company that specializes in animal coverage.

Experience Counts

If you or a loved one has been the victim of a dog bite or dog attack, you require the expertise of a personal injury dog bite attorney who has experience in this area of law.  Bay Area attorney Geoffrey Nwosu has the experience needed to handle your animal attack case.  He serves the Santa Clara, Alameda, San Francisco, area including San Jose, Sunnyvale, Milpitas, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Redwood City, Fremont, Oakland, San Francisco and many more cities and communities in the Bay Area.

No Fees or Costs Unless You Win

We do not charge any fees unless and until we win your case. Our fees are based on a reasonable percentage of the amount we obtain for you. We never settle your dog bite case without your authorization.  If you or a loved one has been attacked by an animal, call Attorney Geoffrey Nwosu for a free case evaluation and consultation today at 408-912-5983.



Law Offices of Geoffrey C. Nwosu

1710 Hamilton Ave.
San Jose, CA 95125

Phone:   
(408) 912-5983
(408) 375-7703
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