Orange County Dog Bite Injury Lawyer
There may be no such thing as a bad dog, but there are bad dog owners
While pit bulls get the bad rap, even smaller dogs can bite. It is up to the owner to make sure their dog is confined or restrained — especially if the animal is known to be aggressive or uneasy around strangers. Victims of dog bites often bear their physical and emotional scars for life. Children are vulnerable as they are unaware of the potential danger of approaching an animal and often sustain bites in the face. At Mains & Arechaederra, A Professional Law Corporation, attorney Maria Arechaederra is an active American Kennel Club member who can use her knowledge of animal behavior and insurance companies to go after those who are responsible for your injury.
An ounce of prevention
Dogs may attack for any number of reasons. However, they typically bite because they were raised to be aggressive, were improperly socialized, feel threatened or, sadly, have been mistreated. However, even dogs that normally have gentle dispositions have been known to bite, especially if taken by surprise or approached while eating. If you are bitten by a dog or any other animal:
- Clean the wound with soap and water
- Seek immediate medical attention
- Call the animal control agency and report the attack
- Contact one of our highly qualified personal injury attorneys
In general, a dog owner is liable for damages, including current and future medical bills, if you, as the victim, were bitten in a public space, or were legally in a private location, and if the dog bite caused injury, damage, loss, or harm. However, in California, as in many states, the insurance company will try to assert that you were at least partially to blame for the attack. By trying to show contributory negligence, the insurance company will try to blame you for the attack. By trying to show contributory negligence, the insurance company will try to reduce the amount of compensation you receive. As experienced dog bite injury attorneys, we know the objections and how to fight them. We work with psychologists, physicians, and plastic surgeons who help us build an effective case on your behalf.
Call now for our free, no obligation consultation with one of our Orange County dog bite injury attorneys
Do not sign anything with the insurance company before you talk to us. We will make sure that your rights are protected and that you get the greatest possible compensation for your injury. The consultation is free and if we don’t win your case, you owe us nothing. To schedule your consultation, please contact us online or call us at 714.667.0767. Se habla español.