Orange County Dog Bite Attorney
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Dogs are mankind’s best friend when they are tame. If they are not restrained or not properly raised, however, they can quickly become aggressive and dangerous. Virtually any breed can pose a threat to innocent people when a negligent owner fails to control their animal.
If you have been bitten by someone’s dog, there are legal courses of action available to you. Contact an Orange County dog bite lawyer from Gill Law Group, PC today to start learning how you can pursue a fair settlement for your needless suffering.
High Recovery Costs Could Cripple Your Finances
Depending on the severity of the attack or the aggression of the animal, a dog bite injury can be debilitating. The elderly or the young are particularly at risk and may find themselves hospitalized after an attack. If you do not take legal action, you might be paying for recovery costs out-of-pocket.
Our team can help you win a beneficial settlement that could pay for your:
- Emergency care
- Medical bills
- Rehabilitation costs
- Wages missed as you recover
Dog Bite Liability in California
Success in your case rests on proving the owner’s liability. In many dog bite cases, the attack occurs on the dog owner’s property, leading to a premises liability issue. California is not a “one bite” state, meaning that no attacks are excused, no matter how calm and tranquil the animal might have been in the past. Under these laws, only a few circumstances will excuse the owner of partial responsibility, if not total.
When you have been bitten by a dog, you might have to prove that you were not:
- Provoking the animal
- Posing a threat of violence or injury
- Aware the animal was dangerous
In cases where the owner of the dog is unclear, someone may still be held accountable. For example, if you were attacked in front of a storefront where a stray was loitering, the property owner or the manager may be found negligent for not calling animal control.
Should You Sue After a Dog Bite?
In addition to expensive medical bills and recovery costs, there are several other reasons you should consider suing after a dog bite:
- Forcing the dog owner to face legal action may encourage them to be more careful with the animal going forward and may protect other people from suffering the same attack
- If the attack left you with a disability or with permanent scarring that you believe has affected your quality of life, you deserve more than just compensation for medical treatment
Let us help get you the justice you deserve! Contact Gill Law Group, PC today to find out how we can help.
Contact a Dog Bite Lawyer in Orange County for Help!
With a true dedication to the well-being of our clients, our Southern California personal injury attorneys at Gill Law Group, PC could be the right choice for your dog bite case. We have years of experience handling the most delicate of incidents and are fronted by a “Superb” Avvo Rated lead attorney to help you file your claim.
To make the entire process even more painless to you, we offer free case evaluations and work on contingency fees – you will not owe us a cent until we win you a settlement! Contact our dog bite attorneys in Orange County today – you have nothing to lose.