Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer Representing Dog Bite Victims throughout Northern California
Children are often the most frequent victims of dog bites, which can cause severe injuries and in some cases lead to fatalities. Dog owners are responsible to keep their pets under control and need to be held accountable for that.
If you or a family member have been a victim of an animal attack, the Law Office of Lawrence M. Knapp, will protect your rights. For more than 10 years, trial attorney Knapp has worked exclusively for personal injury clients and will work vigorously to get the financial compensation you deserve.
California Protects Dog Bite Victims
Within California, dog owners are liable for any damages caused by dog bites, even if the owner was not negligent or the dog had never bitten anyone before. The law also protects victims who were bitten on public or private property.
But, proving a dog bite case can be complex. It can be difficult to track down someone who will admit to owning the dog that caused the accident. In other circumstances, it can be challenging to determine a source of insurance to compensate you for your dog bite injury.
It’s not the breed, it’s the bite.
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Trial Attorney with Extensive Experience handling Person Injury Cases
Since 1993, lawyer Knapp has represented personal injury victims in Stockton, Sacramento and surrounding areas. He has a deep understanding personal injury law and has been recognized by Consumer Attorneys of California for his work.
Lawrence Knapp has an extensive background working with large insurance companies and has a comprehensive understanding of the insurance contracts and how the law interprets them.
For example, a dog owner who lived at an apartment may not have renter’s insurance or assets to pay for a victim’s medical bills, pain and suffering or other expenses. Instead, our legal team would try to establish that the landlord had knowledge of the dog’s viciousness. We would then pursue compensation through the landlord.
Contact Us for Weekend or Evening Appointments
At the Law office of Lawrence M. Knapp, we offer free initial consultations and are available to meet with clients in the evening or on weekends. We also accept cases on a contingency fee basis.
Contact our law office by e-mail or call 888-607-4807 to schedule a consultation.