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Buena Park Dog Bite Lawyers

John Bisnar represents dog bite victims in Buena Park. He's been a top rated injury lawyer since 1978. Call 949-203-3814 for immediate help or legal questions about your dog bite claim.

John Bisnar, Dog Bite Attorney in Buena ParkDog bites can result in devastating injuries, disfigurement, serious emotional and psychological issues and major medical expenses.

Victims of dog bite incidents often struggle with receiving fair compensation for their substantial losses. There may be several challenges victims face in the aftermath of a dog bite including locating the dog or the dog's owner.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a Buena Park dog bite or dog attack, it is important that you know and understand your rights.

California Dog Bite Law

Under California Code 3342 (a): The owner of any dog is liable for the damages suffered by any person who is bitten by the dog while in a public place or lawfully in a private place, including the property of the owner of the dog, regardless of the former viciousness of the dog or the owner's knowledge of such viciousness.

A person is lawfully upon the private property of such owner within the meaning of this section when he is on such property in the performance of any duty imposed upon him by the laws of this state or by the laws or postal regulations of the United States, or when he is on such property upon the invitation, express or implied, of the owner.

buena park dog bite attorneyThis strict liability statute makes it clear that dog owners are responsible for the actions of their pets unless the victim was trespassing or otherwise involved in criminal activity at the time of the attack.

It does not matter if the dog has a record of previous incidents or if this is the dog's first bite. Regardless of the dog's prior history, the owner can be held financially responsible for injuries and damages caused.

Police Dogs

There are different liability issues involved if the biting dog is a police dog. California Code 3342 (b) prevents victims of dog bite accidents from filing a claim against the government if the accident occurred in the apprehension or holding of a suspect where the employee has a reasonable suspicion of the suspect's involvement in criminal activity. As long as the dog was used during an investigation of a crime or possible crime; or in the execution of a warrant, it will not be possible to file a claim against the governmental agency responsible for the dog.

Liability Issues

There are a several facts that must be established in a dog bite case. Was the victim legally on the property where the accident occurred? Is it clear which dog caused the injuries? Who is the owner of the dog? Did the victim suffer a physical, financial or emotional loss?

If the answer is yes to these questions, then, financial compensation may be available for the victim through civil litigation. This process can become more complicated if the victim is the dog owner's relative or if it is not clear to whom the dog belongs. Regardless of the circumstances, a knowledgeable dog bite attorney will be able to guide victims and their families through the process and help determine fault and liability in complex cases.

Damages Covered

Victims of dog bite injuries can pursue financial compensation for damages including but not limited to emergency room costs, hospitalization expenses, lost wages, cosmetic surgery and pain and suffering. Unfortunately, it is common for dog owners to deny responsibility for the accident and for insurance companies to deny valid claims. Dog bite claims are also often covered under homeowners insurance.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a Buena Park dog bite, the experienced lawyers at Bisnar | Chase can help you better understand your legal rights and options. Please call 949-203-3814 or contact us for a free and comprehensive consultation.


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