Our lawyers have put together a list of the most commonly asked questions about dog bite injuries. If you were involved in a Orange County dog bite injury and have a question, browse through our site to find the answer, or simply contact us and we will provide you with a comprehensive answer.
Generally speaking, that is correct; however there are exceptions. The owner may not be held liable if:
In addition, licensed veterinarians are typically precluded from filing suit to recover damages from a dog bite.
There are circumstances in which some individual or entity other than the dog owner may be at fault. As best explained by an Orange County dog bite injury lawyer, liability may extend to those who knew that a dog was dangerous and were negligent in maintaining custody, such as:
Immediately seek medical attention. Document the identity of the owner and the circumstances of the incident, including where exactly the incident occurred. For instance, were you on public property or were you legally on private property? If possible, take pictures of your injuries.
The responsible party is liable for your medical bills, both past and present, lost wages, any personal property loss, and pain and suffering.
In many cases, the dog owner’s homeowner’s insurance policy covers dog bites, so there may be no need to enter into litigation.
Do not minimize the seriousness of a dog bite. Be sure you receive the compensation you are entitled to. Call Russell & Lazarus at (800) 268-9228.