Dog Bite Injury Attorney
Orange County, CA Law Firm Protecting Your Rights
Every year, dogs bite people, causing millions of injuries nationwide. Orange County and California are no exception. People here often need emergency medical treatment or require surgery due to a serious dog bite. In certain extreme cases, dog bites can result in fatal injuries.
Though dog bite fatalities are a rarity, they are more likely to happen when it comes to children. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says youngsters are more likely than adults to need medical attention for dog bites.
That's because a dog's canine teeth can be sharp and many dogs have strong, powerful jaws. Knowing what to do in such a situation can be confusing. That's because many victims of dog bites know the owner of the dog.
You need to make sure you receive the proper medical care. You shouldn't have to worry about whether you can afford to pay your medical bills or whether you'll harm your relationship with a friend or family member who owns the dangerous dog. You need the Law Offices of Daniel C. Carlton on your side. We can take care of everything while you focus on your recovery.
California's Dog Bite Laws
California's rules and regulations regarding dog bites clearly state that a dog's owner can be held liable for injuries caused by a dog attack. That's because California has strict liability dog laws. As a result, a dog owner cannot claim that they didn't know their dog was violent. If a dog attacked you or a family member, the dog's owner is responsible for financially compensating you for your injuries.
Under California law, a dog's owner could also potentially face criminal charges for a dog attack. This is especially true if the dog was determined to be dangerous or vicious. Under California law, a dog is considered dangerous if the dog has attacked at least two people in the last three years.
But just because a dog meets the definition of being dangerous doesn't automatically mean your case will be resolved quickly. Many dog owners often insist their dog isn't vicious. And insurance companies representing dog owners can be just as frustrating, too. That's why you need us on your side, defending your rights.
Count on Carlton
We understand how complicated dog bites and other premises accidents can be in California. That's because our law firm has been handling such complex cases in Southern California for more than 40 years. Attorney Carlton was born and raised in the area and practiced law here for four decades.
Attorney Carlton knows how to deal with insurance companies when it comes to dog bites. That way, you don't have to deal directly with the dog's owner or their insurance company. And that can be especially important if the dog's owner is a neighbor, family member or friend.
And if the insurance company refuses to cooperate, we're prepared to take them to court and file a dog bite lawsuit on your behalf. That's what separates us from many other law firms - we're prepared to do what needs to be done to make things right. Put your trust in a law firm that puts your needs first. Contact us and schedule your free consultation today.