Home Frequently Asked Questions My child was bitten by a neighbors dog!

My child was bitten by a neighbors dog! They are our friends, but they have insurance. Can we get my child's medical bills paid throught our neighbor's insurance and not sue them?

Yes! When you make a claim, you are not starting the lawsuit process. Insurance is there to protect your neighbor from liability in the event of a calamity or unforseen dog bite. In the example above, you are free to start the claim process and limit your claim to the insurance available. Simply advise your neighbor of the need to do this and your intent and they should understand.

Then contact a Los Angeles or Orange County dog bite attorney to set up the claim. Your claim will include submission of medical bills to treat your child's injuries, and also pain and suffering. If it is an older child, there may even be a wage loss claim while recuperating from the bite.

Remember that a dog owner in California is strictly liable for a vicious dog attack. Consult an attorney early to see if your child's rights need to be protected and pursued. Call us if we can help. We specialize in dog bite cases and have had a successful track record of never losing any dog bite case in the history of the firm. Call 1 866-981-5596

You should ask every attorney you are interviewing to demonstrate not only their success in a few cases, but also about their success over a large, broad spectrum of cases. As you saw in Mr. Ballidis' book "Avoid Lawyer Advertising Hype", there are lots of attorneys that HYPE that they are superior firms, or superior attorneys, but some have virtually no experience in the courtroom, or in the handling of large cases. You need to know their track record and they should be able to prove it to you.

If you would like us to consider your case, please feel free to call us. Even if we cannot take your case, we may be able to help you. We know an extensive array of attorneys and doctors, and we may even be able to direct you to the attorney or person that can best help you.

We prominently display our track record, not to brag about our accomplishments, but to assure you that you are examining a qualified law firm for your case. We handle significant personal injury cases. If you are considering our firm, note that we have handled over 4,000 cases in the last 35 years. We listed some larger results, but here are some interesting summaries.

We have resolved through settlement and verdict over 290 cases in amounts greater than 6 figures. This year, 2009, seems to be starting off with great results for our clients. In one case alone, we settled a pedestrian case for $800,000. The pedestrian was struck by a car with only $50,000 in insurance. Through the great efforts of our team, we obtained $750,000 of additional settlement from the business on the lot next to where the accident occurred, who was throwing a party for over 500 people without a permit.

The year 2008 proved to be a good year for settlement of cases as well. We only had 4 trials for the year but settled over 250 cases because carriers were willing to entertain settlement rather than risk the trial process. Three cases settled for over $1,000,000. Of note we settled a contaminated peanut butter case, (settlement confidential) and the resolution of several other significant auto accidents.

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After all, it's your needs we're fulfilling. If you want a great Orange County personal injury attorney who you can trust, contact Allen, Flatt, Ballidis & Leslie.

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