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When you sign up with the personal injury lawyers at Sargent Law Firm, the first thing we do is contact the at-fault party’s insurance company and let them know we are representing you. Once they know they have to go through us, they will know that you have experienced legal advocates on your side.

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Case Plan
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Our team will develop a plan specific for you, and your individual case. We will send letters of representation to insurance companies, obtain police reports, perform accident investigations, and gather all evidence related to the accident.

Medical Treatment
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Medical Treatment

We will help you navigate the healthcare system and your medical treatment. We work with many respected and highly experienced medical providers who will guide your treatment towards recovery, even if you don’t have health insurance.

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Negotiations

We will negotiate on your behalf to help you recover:

  1. Medical Bills & Future Medical Costs
  2. Lost Wages & future loss of earnings
  3. Physical & Mental Pain and suffering, both past & future
  4. Wrongful Death Damages
  5. Property Damages
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Settlement

Our goal is to reach a fair settlement with the insurance company, and for our clients to be fairly compensated for their injuries.

Litigation
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Litigation

If the insurance company refuses to reach a fair settlement for your case, then our firm will file a lawsuit on your behalf. We have our own Litigation Department who will fight for you in court to recover the money to which you are entitled for your injuries.

01 - Free Case Review

We are available 24/7, and will review your case and all your options for free.

FREE Case Review

02 - Hire us

You do not pay us until we win your case.

FREE Case Review

03 - Case Plan

Our team will develop a plan specific for you, and your individual case. We will send letters of representation to insurance companies, obtain police reports, perform accident investigations, and gather all evidence related to the accident.

04 - Medical Treatment

We will help you navigate the healthcare system and your medical treatment. We work with many respected and highly experienced medical providers who will guide your treatment towards recovery, even if you don’t have health insurance.

05 - Negotiations

We will negotiate on your behalf to help you recover:

  1. Medical Bills & Future Medical Costs
  2. Lost Wages & future loss of earnings
  3. Physical & Mental Pain and suffering, both past & future
  4. Wrongful Death Damages
  5. Property Damages

06 - Settlement

Our goal is to reach a fair settlement with the insurance company, and for our clients to be fairly compensated for their injuries.

07 - Litigation

If the insurance company refuses to reach a fair settlement for your case, then our firm will file a lawsuit on your behalf. We have our own Litigation Department who will fight for you in court to recover the money to which you are entitled for your injuries.

Sargent Law Firm’s Recent Personal Injury Claim Results

When Sargent Law Firm represents you, our goal is to secure maximum compensation for your damages. Here are some of our recent results for personal injury claims in California and Idaho.

Every case is unique, and this partial list of our recent results does not guarantee your case will have the same or a similar outcome. Reach out to our personal injury lawyers today so we can evaluate your case based on its own merits.

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Why Choose Sargent Law Firm’s Personal Injury Lawyers?

At Sargent Law Firm, we are dedicated to giving injured parties and their families the support you’ll need to recover and move forward. We create a specific legal plan tailored to your case, which is just the beginning of the benefits of working with our California and Idaho personal injury attorneys.

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Our law firm has handled 1,000’s of personal injury cases, and is known for our honesty, exceptional client experience, and impressive case results within our community.

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According to the American Pets Products Association, there are an estimated 83.3 million dogs in the United States, and nearly 57 million families across the country have a dog as part of their family. Unfortunately, dog bites are a common injury and one that can result in serious, even life-threatening injuries.

However, while these lovable animals may be a part of a large percentage of families, the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development has estimated that nearly 39,000 people went to the emergency room in 2015 for dog bite injuries. If you are one of the many people who has been injured by a dog bite, contact an experienced California dog bite lawyer, who can help determine if you have a case and if you are entitled to compensation for your injuries.

Common Dog Bite Injuries

It is not always clear why a dog decides to bite a person. A dog may be intimidated or scared of a particular person, or a dog may be protecting its territory. However, sometimes dog bites happen for seemingly no reason, and without any warning.

Unfortunately, dog bites can range in severity and can be relatively minor, or a dog bite can result in a significant wound that requires emergency medical attention. Some of the most common dog bite injuries include:

  • Puncture wounds
  • Infections
  • Bone fractures
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Scarring
  • Internal bleeding

Compensation for a Dog Bite

While a small percentage of people will require plastic surgery, there has been a steadily growing number of people who are bitten every year, thereby increasing the number of people who are seriously injured. California has enacted legislation that allows a dog bite victim to recover for their injuries.

Specifically, California Civil Code section 3342, applies to situations where a person’s injury is caused by a dog bite. A California dog bite lawyer can help a person recover some of the following types of compensation for a dog bite:

  • Current medical treatments
  • Future medical procedures such as plastic surgery
  • Loss of past and future income and earning capacity
  • Emotional distress
  • Pain and suffering
  • Payments for wrongful death

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How do I get compensation for a dog bite?

Are dog bites considered significant injuries?

According to the National Canine Research Council, most dog bites do not result in a significant injury. However, nearly 20 percent of all dog bites require medical intervention. In 2015, more than 28,000 reconstructive surgery procedures were performed because of dog bites, according to a report by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Does legislation exist in California to protect dog bite victims?

While a small percentage of people will require plastic surgery, there has been a steadily growing number of people who are bitten every year, thereby increasing the number of people who are seriously injured. California has enacted legislation that allows a dog bite victim to recover for their injuries. Specifically, California Civil Code section 3342, applies to situations where a person’s injury is caused by a dog bite.

What types of compensation can a California dog bite lawyer help a person recover?

  • Current medical treatments
  • Future medical procedures such as plastic surgery
  • Loss of past and future income and earning capacity
  • Emotional distress
  • Pain and suffering
  • Payments for wrongful death

According to the U.S Department of Health and Human Services, 43 percent of people who were hospitalized for dog bites required some form of treatment for skin, and additionally, many people had to be treated for an underlying tissue infection. In addition, a large percentage of people, nearly 25 percent, sustained injuries to either their legs or arms.

A person who has been bitten by a dog should seek immediate medical attention to ensure that a wound is not serious, and to ensure that a wound does not become infected, before then consulting with a California dog bite attorney.

Why Do You Need an Experienced Dog Bite Attorney?

Dog bite injuries are not only painful physically, but they can also leave a person with significant medical bills, resulting in significant time away from work, and can cause deep emotional pain and suffering.

It is not always easy to determine the exact amount a particular dog bite case may be worth, however, a dog bite attorney will be able to work with an injured person and help ensure that they receive fair and just compensation for all of their injuries.

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