There are a lot of Orange County residents who own dogs. Most dog owners are responsible, but there are others who are negligent. Dog enclosures are inadequately secured, dogs are not properly restrained and more. This can result in an innocent person being bitten by a dog.
Each year in California there are hundreds of people who experience some type of dog bite. Several of these may do little or no harm, but there are also many other dog bites that result in serious physical and emotional injury.
Any dog bite that occurs in Orange County is a legal issue of liability. This means that the situation that caused the dog bite matters less than the fact that someone was bitten. The dog’s owner is always responsible.
Dog bite responsibility involves compensating victims for any lost wages, personal pain and suffering as well as medical expenses and more. The dog’s owner can be made responsible for any injury or suffering the person bitten by their dog experiences.
In the case of a dog bite, the compensation won’t be coming directly from the dog’s owner. It will actually be coming from the dog owner’s home insurance company. The insurance company will provide an adjuster to offer a settlement. The goal of an insurance adjuster is to save the insurance company as much money as possible with each settlement. When a person has suffered a serious dog bite they will probably be entitled to more than what an insurance adjuster will be offering them.
This is a time when a dog bite victim needs to know what is fair compensation for their injuries. They need to know what they are entitled to under the laws of California. It’s time they speak with an experienced and knowledgeable dog bite attorney.
We know what is fair to expect in a dog bite case. We’ll know how to handle an insurance company to get any Orange County resident the compensation they deserve. You need to know your rights. If you or anyone you know has been bitten by a dog it’s important to contact us. You’ll have questions and we’ll have answers.