26+ Years of Experience as a Dog Bite Attorney Serving Santa Ana, California
A lot of people who are bitten by a dog can make a quick recover depending on how severe the bite is. However, large dogs can inflict an incredible amount of damage on a person, especially children. In 2013, State Farm insurance paid out over $104 Million for about 3,700 dog bite claims (an average of roughly $30,000 per claimant). Of those cases, most of the victims were children. In fact, a report from 2013 shows that dog bite incidents are on the rise. Recently, a Santa Ana many was bitten after he tried to stop 2 pit bulls from killing a cat.
The Paris Firm is about 30 minutes from Santa Ana in Chino Hills and our attorneys have handled cases locally and all throughout Orange County. Like all law firms, after our initial consultation at your home or hospital, most of our communication can be done via phone and Email – but we never really leave your side. Contact us online or call us now at (909) 551-4040 to discuss your case.
The Paris Firm Wins $100,000 Settlement for Dog Bite Claim
Our Client was at work when she was attacked by a dog which bit her arm so hard that it crushed the bone. After the insurance company purposely delayed, the case settled for the entire homeowners insurance policy the day after we destroyed the defendant in deposition.
A particularly vicious dog attacks can cause serious injuries and other conditions, including:
- Puncture wounds
- Broken bones
- Loss of sight or hearing
- Traumatic brain injury from being knocked down
- Infection, including rabies infection
- Psychological conditions, including PTSD
Injuries to the face, arms, hands, and legs are common. Serious dog bites can require multiple surgeries, including plastic surgery, to repair the damage.
Dog Owners are Liable for Injuries Caused by Their Dog
The state of California supports dog bite victims by requiring pet owners to be responsible for their actions. California holds dog owners strictly liable for damages their dogs cause. In a dog bite injury claim, we need to prove only that:
- The dog bit and injured you
- The defendant owned the dog
- You were in a public place or lawfully on private property when the dog bite occurred
It doesn’t necessarily matter whether the owner knew the dog was dangerous, whether the dog had bitten anyone previously, or if the dog that bit you was a known dangerous breed. Dog owners and/or those who were caring for the dog at the time of the attack are responsible for damages.
Do I need an attorney for my Santa Ana dog bite claim?
If you or a family member has suffered an injury described above or a wrongful death occurred in your family caused by a dog attack in Santa Ana, California, you have the right to obtain financial compensation for the damages you’ve suffered. Call The Paris Firm today at (909) 551-4040 and schedule a no obligation consultation. If there is no recovery there is no fee and there are no up-front out of pocket fees. Our firm advances costs on behalf of our clients.