Dog Bite and Animal Attacks

Dog Bite and Animal Attack Lawyers Serving Clients on Maui and Throughout Hawaii



In Hawaii, owning dogs and animals is part of our way of life. Many Hawaii residents keep pets or domestic animals on their property. Unfortunately, many of these animal owners do not take the precautions necessary to keep their animals from leaving the property and causing harm to others. Oftentimes, animals kept on a property also pose a danger to invited guests and visitors. 


Dog bites and animal attacks can occur without warning, causing severe physical and emotional damage. These attacks might even create a risk of disease or infection. At Tateishi & Tanaka, our skilled attorneys treat dog bite and animal attack cases with the seriousness that they deserve. We are experienced in dealing with an array of injuries caused by dog bites and animal attacks and understand the law in Hawaii and the standards of care that pet and animal owners must follow. We will fight to recover damages against the owner or harborer of the animal that caused your injuries. If you have been bitten by a dog or injured by an animal we have the experience and knowledge necessary to get you the compensation you deserve.   




Oftentimes, dog bites and animals attacks occur when the owner or harborer of the animal is not around. From the moment we take your case, we perform a complete investigation of the incident to determine who is legally responsible for the animal and your injuries. This can include an analysis of:


  • The pet’s history of prior attacks on people and animals
  • The safeguards that the owner or harborer had in place at the time of your injury
  • The species or nature of the animal and purported tendencies toward aggression
  • The results of any investigations completed by the police or Humane Society




Once we identify the owner or harborer of an animal, we will determine if insurance coverage or assets are available to cover your losses. Homeowner’s and renter’s insurance policies typically provide coverage for injuries caused by animals. We are experienced in the claims process and will protect your rights as we seek to recover against those responsible for your injuries. Damages that we recover may compensate you for:


  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages if you were unable to work
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish and emotional distress
  • Any other expenses associated with your injury


Whether you have suffered puncture wounds, lacerations, permanent scarring, or have developed a phobia of animals, we will be your advocate and seek a resolution that covers every part of the harm you have suffered. When a pet or animal owner’s negligence results in injury, we will seek the maximum possible recovery under the law. 


Contact our experienced, local Hawaii personal injury attorneys today

Schedule your free consultation with a local attorney specializing in dog bites and animal attacks. If you or a loved one has been injured due to an animal, the experienced attorneys at Tateishi & Tanaka will fight to recover compensation for your injuries. Contact us online or call (808) 244-3933 today for a free initial consultation.