Types of Cases

Your Dog Attack Injury is Our Priority.

Dog Bites & Attacks

Sustaining a severe injury from a run-in with a dog can change the course of your life. While we can’t make the physical and emotional pain disappear, we can support you through the healing process by bringing the at-fault dog owner to justice.

In California, there is no “one bite rule” stating that each dog gets a free bite before repercussions. In fact, our state holds dog owners strictly liable for any injuries caused by their dogs—with little wiggle room for exceptions.

We’re Not Your Typical Law Firm

Our Approach

At SHK LAW, our attorneys never take the easy road or accept the mediocre payout. We fight tooth and nail to gather all the evidence and land you the result you deserve.

Our pursuit of justice begins with extensive research. If your dog attack happened on the street, we’ll attempt to acquire footage from CCTV and doorbell cameras before it’s deleted or lost. If the incident occurred at a park or on the trails, we’ll seek out eyewitnesses to hear every side of the story. No matter where you were attacked, we take control of the investigation—and we take it seriously.

In California, a dog owner is strictly liable for any damages it causes, including bites and other wounds–with few exceptions. This law gives injury victims the upper hand. As a result, most lawyers settle dog bite cases as fast as possible–doing little work and cashing in for a quick payout. With this hasty approach, injuries are often missed and a client’s case may be severely under-valued and under-compensated.

At SHK, we approach a dog bite case as we would any other case–by conducting a thorough investigation and analysis, and building the strongest case possible under the facts. By playing the long game and working up the case properly, we leave nothing on the table, and maximize our client’s recovery.

Insurance companies know that certain law firms get more and more desperate for settlement, the closer they get to trial. Unprepared to take the case the full distance, these firms lose leverage as trial approaches. As a result, their clients do not get full and fair justice for their injuries.

The opposite is true when SHK is on the case. As a trial firm, we hold all the cards as trial draws near. We have done the work. Our experts are retained and ready to testify. We are trial-ready. There is no need – and no pressure – to accept a lowball offer. This gives us the upper hand and leverage to obtain the maximum value prior to trial. If we do settle before trial, we settle for full and fair justice–not discount justice.

The numbers don’t lie: our outstanding jury verdicts have paved a pathway for excellent settlements. And since we are willing to finance a case all the way through trial, you will not have to accept an unfair payout for your injuries.


Bite Back With SHK LAW

Our in-depth understanding of dog bite and attack cases will give us the strong foundation we need to build your case, and our tried-and-true approach will help us fight for the largest possible settlement.

We are available 24/7 to evaluate your case at no cost.