Dog Bit Attorney
in San Diego County



Dogs are one of the most popular pets in the United States and across California. They have a reputation for companionship and loyalty, but at times, even the most gentle pet can become dangerous. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports approximately 43 deaths from dog bites each year.  (See CDC: Number of Deaths Resulting from Being Bitten or Struck by a Dog)  While few bites are so serious, and may not require hospitalization, these dog attacks and bites can have serious consequences.

Millions of dog bites happen every year. In some cases the damage is minimal. But for those attacks that do result in serious injury, getting compensation can be hard.

Those injured in a dog attack must contend with insurance companies, local authorities and property owners. Some of these individuals may even be your neighbors. Facing these parties is an added stress that could complicate your recovery. Let our San Diego based dog bite lawyer, Attorney Leif Kleven, step in to handle these issues.
Attorney Leif Kleven’s experience will guide you to the legal solutions you need. This guidance is especially important if your injury develops complications as you recover.



What to Do After a Dog Attack or Dog Bite

Establishing the ownership of the dog is crucial in any dog attack case. You or a family member may need to get medical help if you are attacked. However, as soon as you can, you should take pictures of the dog, the scene, your injuries, and collect statements from witnesses who can verify the facts. You should also notify city or county Animal Control staff who will usually investigate the incident to see if the dog poses a threat to the public.

If the dog owner has insurance, their insurance company representatives may contact you to get your information. Before speaking to any insurance adjustor, you should consult with our personal injury attorney. Anything you tell an insurance adjustor could be used against you to reject a personal injury claim.

At the Law Office of Leif Kleven, we will take all the necessary legal steps, such as gathering the required evidence, finding out the ownership and insurance details of the pet owner, and working hard to secure the full damages you deserve through an insurance claim or litigation.

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Suffering a dog bite or dog attack, particularly a severe attack, may affect every aspect of your life. You need a sharp attorney to stand up for you and make certain no one takes advantage of you when you are most vulnerable. At the Law Office of Leif Kleven, we will aggressively fight for and protect your interests. Contact us today for a no-cost consultation.

Don't Settle for a Mill - Choose a Lawyer who Works Directly with You.

If you are looking for a lawyer in San Diego, you have many options. But not all lawyers are the same. Some of them run large and impersonal firms that treat you like a number. They may not even know your name or your case details. They may pass you off to paralegals or junior associates who lack the experience and skill to handle your case effectively.

That's why you need Leif Kleven. He is a local and dedicated attorney who maintains a small practice so that he can work directly with his clients. He personally handles every aspect of your case, from the initial consultation to the final settlement or verdict. He knows your story, your injuries, and your goals. He communicates with you regularly and keeps you informed of the progress of your case. He fights for your rights and interests with passion and professionalism.

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How We Are Different

Peronalized Representation

Attorney Leif Kleven will handle your case personally, from start to finish. He will keep you informed of the progress of your case and answer any questions you may have along the way. 

No Fee Until We Win

Normally, you will not be charged any fee until we win. You will not have to pay anything upfront or out of pocket. We offer to evaluate your case for free and advise you of your legal options. You have nothing to lose by calling today. 

Proven Results

We have recovered millions of dollars for our clients. We have the skills, experience, and resources to handle any type of car accident case, no matter how complex or challenging. 

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We Fight for You Just Compensation

The Law Office of Leif Kleven can help you with every aspect of your dog bite case, including:
Establishing liability: Leif Kleven will investigate, interview witnesses, review reports, and consult with experts to determine liability for your damages.
Calculating damages: Leif Kleven will assess the full extent of your injuries and losses, including medical expenses, lost income, property damage, pain and suffering, and future costs. He will also seek compensation for any non-economic damages, such as emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, and loss of consortium.
Negotiating with insurance companies: Leif Kleven will deal with the insurance companies on your behalf and protect you from their tactics. He will not let them pressure you into accepting a lowball offer or signing away your rights. He will negotiate aggressively for the maximum compensation possible.
Taking your case to trial: Leif Kleven will not hesitate to take your case to trial if the insurance companies refuse to offer a fair settlement. He will prepare a strong case and present it to a jury of your peers. He will advocate for your best interests and seek justice for you.
Don't wait, act now.
The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can start working on your case. Let us handle the legal issues while you focus on your recovery. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you with your car accident case.

We Fight For You Every Step

Establish Liability & Calculate Damages

We will investigate, interview witnesses, review reports, and consult with experts to identify the party liable for your injuries.  We assess the full extent of your injuries and losses, including medical expenses, lost income, property damage, pain and suffering, and future costs.

Negotiate a Just Settlement

We negotiate and represent you with the insurance companies to protect you from their tactics. We will not be pressured into accepting a lowball offer or sign away your rights. We negotiate aggressively for the maximum compensation possible.

Take Your Case to Trial

We do not hesitate to file a lawsuit and take your case to trial if the insurance company refuses to offer a fair settlement. We will prepare a strong case and present it to a jury of your peers. We advocate for your best interests and seek justice for you. 

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