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San Jose Injury Lawyer for Child Dog Bite Victim

Helping Children Recover After a Dog Attack in Santa Clara County, California

Parents often encourage children to interact with friendly dogs or neighborhood pets to overcome their fear of large animals. It is devastating when one of these animals — or any other dog — turns violent and attacks a child. A child dog bite injury can be physically and emotionally traumatic for the child, and in some cases, these injuries can even lead to permanent damage or wrongful death.

As a parent dealing with the consequences of a child being attacked by a dog or other animal, you likely have many questions. What long-term effects will your child suffer? How will you manage significant medical expenses? Who is responsible for your child's dog bite injuries?

If your child has been attacked by a dog in California, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact experienced San Jose child dog bite lawyer John J. Garvey, III for a free consultation. We will advise you of your rights and help you understand how you can pursue compensation from the owner of the dog that attacked your child.

The Dog's Owner is Responsible for Injuries

The Law Office of John J. Garvey, III advocates for victims suffering from serious dog bite and animal attack injuries. We have successfully represented injured people for more than 45 years, and our law firm brings confidence and peace of mind to families who are dealing with the aftermath of a serious accident or attack.

It is important to understand that when your child is bitten by a dog, the dog's owner is responsible, whether that owner is a friend, neighbor, or stranger. Even if the dog had never bitten anyone before or displayed any aggressive tendencies, the owner is responsible for the dog's behavior and any actions it took that caused someone to suffer harm. We can help you pursue compensation for your child's injuries and your family's expenses in a claim against the dog owner's homeowners insurance policy. We will work to ensure that your child will have the financial support he or she needs to overcome the effects of the dog attack, such as:

  • Facial disfigurement
  • Puncture wounds
  • Lacerations
  • Fractures
  • Muscle tears or damage
  • Nerve damage
  • Emotional scarring

Physical dog bite injuries may require extensive medical treatment, particularly for children who are vulnerable to serious harm in these types of attacks. Reconstructive surgery may be required, or other forms of extensive medical treatment may be needed. Even after a child recovers from the physical injuries of a dog attack, emotional damage can linger for many years or even the rest of their life. We can help you seek the compensation your child will need for emotional support — including support groups, counseling, or other therapies — to ensure that your family will be able to move on after this traumatic situation.

Call Our San Benito County Child Dog Bite Injury Attorney

Contact San Jose child dog bite attorney John J. Garvey, III to learn more about how our law firm can help you through this difficult time. Call 408-293-7777 to arrange a complimentary consultation and case evaluation. All cases involving dog bites and other types of injuries are handled by our firm on the basis of contingency fees. If we do not obtain compensation for your child's injuries, you will not be charged a fee.

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