Although many people don’t take dog bites seriously, many people in California who have been injured or lost a loved one in a dog attack would disagree. We like to think of dogs as harmless and friendly creatures, but dog bite victims sometimes suffer serious injuries, permanent scarring, lifelong disability, and even death as the result of a dog attack. If you have been seriously injured in a dog attack in Orange County, here is some important information about taking your injuries seriously and taking steps to file a personal injury claim in California.
What Does the Victim Have to Prove after a California Dog Bite Injury?
In California, if you are bitten by a dog and injured, you have a right to seek damages from the owner or person responsible for the animal. You will need to be able to prove that:
- The person you have filed the claim against is responsible for the dog.
- You were allowed to be on the premises where the incident took place.
- The dog bit you and caused your injuries.
If you are unsure how to provide evidence, an Orange County dog bite lawyer can provide further guidance.
How Can Orange County Dog Bite Victims Get Serious Help with a Claim?
Gathering evidence and filing a personal injury claim after a dog bite can be complicated and confusing. If you need help, an experienced Orange County dog bite lawyer would be happy to provide guidance and handle all the details for you. Give Russell & Lazarus a call today at 1-(949) 851-0222 to schedule a no-obligation legal consultation, or simply get started by filling out the confidential contact form on this page.