If you were attacked by a dog in Orange County and sustained bite injuries, California law requires that the dog be quarantined. The quarantine generally lasts for about ten days after you file a report, and it may take place in an animal shelter, a veterinarian’s office, or even in the owner’s home under certain circumstances. Dogs that have caused bite injuries in California are quarantined for several reasons, including:
- To determine if the dog has rabies
- To determine if the dog is vicious or dangerous
- To determine if the dog suffers from another disease
- To protect the dog bite victim, the owner of the animal, and the public
For dog bite victims in California, the quarantine requirement can be a great relief, especially if the dog that bit you is a familiar sight in your day-to-day activities. If you have questions about how a quarantine might apply after your California dog bite injury, please seek the guidance of a qualified attorney who can review the specific details of your case and offer advice.
If you have been bitten by a dog in Orange County and have questions about the legal process, an experienced Orange County dog bite attorney with Russell & Lazarus can answer your questions and help you file a personal injury claim. We’d be happy to meet with you in a completely free, no-obligation initial consultation to learn more about your situation. Just give us a call today at (949) 851-0222, or fill out the confidential online contact form on this page to learn more.