Did you know there are several dog bites each day in Orange County CA which result in injuries? I was a bit surprised to learn recently that there are 3 to 5 dog bites on average each day across Orange County California. After more than 40 years of experience in dog attack and dog bite cases here in Orange County, it was obvious that this would be a high number, but it just goes to show you how widespread the issue really is.
Homeowners and renters who own a dog often believe that their pet would never bite another person. We can tell you that its not just the “vicious” breeds, such as pit bulls, dobermans, and Rottweilers, it is the Chows, the huskies and the Alaskan Malamutes. Most dog bites resulting in injury are the result of the dog being surprised or startled, especially by children.
Injuries from dog bites often develop infection and should be treated by an emergency room or urgent care as soon as possible. Many dog bites can result in severe scarring which requires multiple plastic surgeries to minimize or eliminate altogether.
If you own a dog in Orange County I highly recommend that you carry homeowners or renters insurance with a dog owner’s clause, as you are “strictly liable” for any injuries your dog causes. Without insurance, you would be personally liable to the victim and be open to seizure of your assets and a garnishment of your wages.
If you have been injured by one of the several dog bites each day in Orange County Ca we invite you to review the strong recommendations of former clients and the legal industry and contact us or call to speak with an experienced trial attorney personally at (949) 305-1400 for a free and substantive consultation. Our representation will cost you nothing out of pocket.