In Orange County, California there are thousands of dog bites that result in serious physical and emotional trauma each year. These attacks can take place in all parts of Orange County such as Fullerton, Irvine, Newport Beach, Costa Mesa and Huntington Beach. In these cases the culprit is usually a larger or more aggressive dog such as a pit bull, doberman pinscher or german shepherd.
Many of these dog bites occur in peoples homes and the resulting injuries are serious enough to require medical care. In these cases the animal’s owner, not the animal or breed, is held responsible from a legal standpoint. Since the owner of the dog is legally responsible for injuries caused by the dog, it does not matter on whose property the attack took place, so long as the person that was attached was there legally.
Resolution, in the form of a settlement or verdict can sometimes be achieved through filing a premises liability lawsuit. If you, or a loved one such as your child, has been attacked by a dog you may be entitled to benefits and financial compensation, contacting a skilled dog bite injury lawyer is a wise move.
Types of Injuries Caused by Animal Attacks
Animal attacks can cause a wide variety of injuries such as:
- Broken Bones
- Nerve Damage
- Tendon & Ligament Damage
- Emotional Trauma
Liability In A California Animal Attack Claim
Victims of dog bites in California can recover compensation under a special statute and the theories of negligence, negligence per se, scienter, and intentional tort. There are also special rules if the victim was a child. Working with an Orange County dog bite attorney will ensure that all liable parties are identified. From there they will do everything necessary to make them accountable for your injuries, pain, suffering, medical expenses, missed work time and emotional trauma.
The True Value of an Animal Attack Claim
Since there are several factors that influence the true value of an animal attack claim it makes sense to hire an experienced attorney to assist you. These factors can include severity of the attack, age of the victim, gender of the victim and body part(s) affected. In addition, factors such as amount of scarring, long term disfigurement, impairment, loss of use and insurance coverage all need to be taken into consideration when considering your personal injury lawsuit and its value.
Contact An Orange County Dog Bite Lawyer
The Aliso Viejo Injury Lawyers at Nokes & Nokes have extensive experience handling animal attack cases. Let them put their knowledge and skill to work for you. Call Nokes & Nokes today at 949-716-7200.
At Nokes & Nokes we charge no fee unless we recover for you. We also offer free consultations.