Dog Bites

Thousands of people suffer from animal attacks every year that can cause serious physical injury and long-term adverse effects, especially to children. In Southern California, dog attacks are a common occurrence and can cause infections or diseases that may result in further health complications. When a dog attack is the result of someone's negligence or provocation, you should speak with our Huntington Beach dog bite injury attorneys. We may be able to help you recover compensation for the pain and suffering you have experienced.

Legal and Liability Issues in Dog Attacks

If you, a loved one or your dog has suffered injuries from a dog bite, you need to know who is potentially liable. Homeowners, developers, government agencies and others can cause situations that lead to dog attacks. Violent encounters with dogs may also involve police, animal control and other law enforcement agencies. Our Irvine personal injury attorneys understand how the law, liability and other legal issues come together during a trial.

At Meyers Burnett, we will walk you through all of the potential issues that may arise when it comes to determining proper compensation for your claim, including:

  • Different types of dogs are known to be particularly violent. This may have a huge impact during a personal injury trial.
  • Dogs carry diseases such as rabies, cellulitis, and C. canimorsus infections that may seriously damage the health of the dog bite victim.
  • If a child is involved, the long-term mental and emotional damage suffered during a dog attack can last for years, if not decades.
  • Bite wounds will inevitably result in scars. The question from a compensation point of view is whether they will be disfiguring, disabling or painful.

Call for a Consultation With an Orange County Animal Attack Attorney

If you or a loved one has been attacked by a dog, you may be entitled to compensation under dog owner liability laws and other laws. Contact our Huntington Beach dog bite injury lawyers online or call 714-907-4566 to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case. Representation is offered on a contingency basis in most cases — so you won't owe attorneys' fees until and unless a settlement or verdict is reached and paid out.