Animal Bite Attorney

Common Matters in Animal Injury Cases

Animal biting regulations differ from state to state. When a victim is hurt in an attack, most laws support allocating blame to the animal owner. All you need is an animal bite attorney by your side.

Owners are responsible for properly restraining, housing, and monitoring their animals. The law requires them to act appropriately to protect individuals if they know their animal has harmful proclivities or other reasons to be a danger to others.

The following are some key legal phrases in dog bite and other animal injury cases:

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Liability in Dog Bite Injury Claims

Terms that can be important for understanding liability in dog bite injury claims include:

  • Strict liability: a form of liability that applies in certain cases where a defendant can be held liable for an event that occurs regardless of whether they could have done anything to prevent it
  • Negligence: failure to use reasonable care that results in injury
  • One-bite rule: select states in the U.S. follow what is known as a “one-bite” rule, which determines liability based on whether the defendant was aware that their dog might act in a harmful or vicious way. The title of this rule comes from the idea that the dog gets one free bite, after which the owner of the dog can be held responsible for any subsequent attack
  • Burden of proof: the obligation of a plaintiff or defendant to provide sufficient proof to support their position

Costa Mesa Animal Bite Attorney

In the United States, over 36% of households have at least one dog, and while these furry creatures can provide a lot of joy, not all canine relationships are beneficial.

Several dog breeds, such as pit bulls and rottweilers, have a proclivity for becoming vicious or biting, resulting in millions of dog bites each year in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about one out of every five dog bites is severe enough to necessitate medical attention (CDC).

Getting bitten by a dog can cost you or a loved one a lot of money in medical bills, distress, and the possibility of lifelong scarring or disfigurement.

If you’ve been injured as a result of a Dog/Animal Bite attack, you may be entitled to compensation to compensate you for your losses. Our award-winning animal bite attorney have a proven track record and provide free consultations to prospective clients around the clock.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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It depends on the circumstances. You will need to determine, for example, whether your state imposes “strict liability” on dog owners. If so, you may only need to prove that the dog injured you. If your state does not have a strict liability law, you may need to show that your neighbor knew or should have know of the dog’s vicious propensities before it attacked you.

A person bitten by a stray dog is unlikely to have a legal claim. Stray dogs are often not the responsibility of municipalities. If, on the other hand, a dog kept in the local pound escapes and bites you, you may be able to sue the pound. You may be able to obtain damages if you can prove that the pound’s negligence caused your injuries.

It depends on the situation. When making an arrest or doing any other task, police officers cannot use excessive force. Unreasonable force can be used when a police dog is used improperly. If this was the case in your situation, which you should evaluate with the assistance of an attorney, the police may be compelled to compensate you for your injuries.

The most common severe dog bite injuries involved in animal attacks requiring treatment and surgery in the emergency room include:

  • Extensive nerve damage
  • Broken bones
  • Puncture wounds
  • Deep lacerations
  • Torn skin
  • Post traumatic stress (PTSD)

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What to Do After an Injury in Orange County, California?

Seek medical attention immediately:No matter how small your injuries appear to be, you must seek medical attention immediately after an accident.

Compile evidence from your accident: In an animal attack or an automobile accident, you want to get as much information as possible from the dog owner or the person who hit you.

Contact an Orange County attorney: Managing an accident claim alone is a nightmare.   Trust the experts for your claim. Our legal staff will prepare a solid case and handle all filing and negotiations.

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