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Dog bite accidents can result from dogs of every size and breed. They pose a significant threat to children, the elderly, and adults alike. Such attacks range in severity – from the very mild, right through to severe disablement, and, in some cases, even death. Allied to the physical harm is the long-term, psychological damage that can come with dog bite accidents. Our personal injury lawyers have helped clients throughout Orange County recover the compensation they’re entitled to.
Unfortunately, dog bite accidents are more common than one would like. According to an article published in the Los Angeles Times, insurance companies handled just less than two-thousand such cases in 2013 alone – costing insurance carriers up to $65 million in damages. Each year, there are almost 5 million dog bite accidents in the US alone. Many fatal dog accidents result from animals already chained. This means dog owners must exercise great responsibility when dealing with their animals.
Reporting dog bite accidents is crucial – not only to recover damages, but also to protect other citizens from damage. A qualified, experienced attorney can help adjudge the merits of your individual case, helping you chart a legal course that recovers loss of income, medical expenses and other potential damages that result from dog bite accidents. Our lawyers work methodically to shape the case in your favor.
Dog bite lawsuits are assessed on a variety of fronts. Our personal injury attorneys collect and review the evidence needed to pursue your case. This involves establishing whether the dog in question, and no other animal, was responsible for your injuries. It also means proving ownership of the dog, showing that you did not provoke such an attack, while also demonstrating you were legally entitled to be where you were when the attack took place.
Compensation varies. The value is dependent upon several factors. For example, the medical damages – both immediate and long-term – involved; psychological damage; loss of employment and income; loss of opportunity and other familial factors. Upon establishing responsibility, our personal injury lawyers help clients throughout Orange County receive the compensation they’re fully entitled to.
Fill out our online form today to receive a free consultation on your individual case. One of our experienced attorneys will be in touch to discuss whether you have a case. Dog bite accidents can cause enormous distress. Our team help you to obtain the redress you deserve as a result of negligence or recklessness on the part of dog owners.
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