California as a whole is a strict liability state for dog bites which means that a dog owner is automatically liable for medical bills, lost wages, suffering, physical therapy and other financial damages caused if their dog bites and injures another individual. Taken together with the OCCO ordinance 4-1-45, there are many possible causes of action to pursue for dog bites/attacks in Orange County including strict liability and general negligence. This is why you should understand dog bite laws and ordinances for Orange County pet owners and maintain control of your pet at all times.
My name is Rivers Morrell and after more than 40 years of experience in dog bite personal injury cases here in Orange County I can tell you not to be concerned if you know the dog’s owner and are concerned about your relationship with a family member or friend. We work to resolve these cases based upon homeowners or renters insurance and not by aggressively pursuing a legal case against your family member, friend or neighbor.
If you or someone you know has been injured from a dog bite or attack, it is imperative to take prompt action and get immediate medical attention before an infection sets in. We invite you to review the strong recommendations of our clients and the legal industry and contact us or call for a free consultation at 949-305-1400.