It is common to think of dogs as friendly, cuddly, and loveable. While in most cases this is true, it’s important to remember that a dog can just as easily be vicious and dangerous. Unfortunately, many people have found this out the hard way after becoming the victim of an OC dog bite.
The law provides the dog bite victim with the opportunity to hold the owner of the dog accountable for the attack. A victim can do this by filing a claim. The best way to begin a claim is to speak with an Orange County dog bite attorney.
It is important that the dog bite claim be filed in a timely manner. Three reasons it is important to file a claim as soon as possible is:
- Statute of limitations – In every stated there is a statute of limitations for filing a dog bite claim. In the State of California the statute of limitations is two years from the date of the bite. Once this time period has passed, the opportunity to file a claim is gone.
- Build a case – Over a period of time things can get misplaced. Key pieces of evidence can get misplaced or damaged over time which can be detrimental to the claim. Witness testimonies will be fresh and more reliable if they are gotten right away.
- Move on – Dealing with a dog bite claim can be extremely stressful and time consuming. It often takes away from other parts of the victim’s life that may need attention. It will be beneficial for many aspects of the victim’s life to get through the claim process.
In order to begin your claim, contact an experienced Orange County dog bite lawyer at Russell and Lazarus. Call (949) 851-0222 today for a free case evaluation.