Newport Beach Dog Bite Attorneys
If you've been attacked by an aggressive dog and you suffered a serious dog bite injury in Orange County, please give us a call at 949-203-3814 to discuss your case and receive a free consultation from our Newport Beach dog bite attorneys. We've helped tens of thousands of people and have a 96% success rate. Our firm has collected over $500 Million in verdicts and settlements and has a client experience second to none. You deserve compensation for your dog bite injuries and an experienced compassionate personal injury team along the way.
We handle a lot of dog bite cases here in Newport Beach because we are centrally located right by the beach. There are a lot of pedestrians in the beach cities enjoying the great weather and that includes dog owners. Sadly, many people do not keep their dogs leashed and an unpredictable or unstable dog can do a lot of damage. Bite wounds can become infected or the bite itself can leave lifelong scars, inside and out.
Compensation in a Dog Bite Case
Dog bites can cause severe and serious injuries and often times require complex surgery. Because of the nature of the dog's teeth, the injuries are usually deep wounds and tears. Compensation for this type of case will be determined by severity of the injury, recovery, and loss of income.
Money you may be entitled to can include medical costs, future medical costs, psychological suffering, loss of future income and basic quality of life. Your attorney will be able to tell you more precisely what you are entitled to based on these factors. A dog bite claim can be anywhere from $2500.00 to hundreds of thousands, depending on severity. Many times there are also special circumstances that can increase the value of your claim like a dangerous breed or dog who has previously bitten.
Who is Responsible for a Dog Attack?
The dog's owner is responsible for its actions - plain and simple. Most of the victims of dog bites are children, naturally, but adults are attacked often as well. Sometimes, even unprovoked, dogs can attack, and the resulting injuries can be devastating.
These attacks are basically random events, so it's hard to be prepared for them. One thing that's crucial to a quality dog bite case is procuring evidence quickly. The longer you wait, the more likely things will "fall through the cracks." Photographs, witness statements, and geographic details are all extremely important to your dog bite case.
With a growing population and dog ownership keeping pace, many dog bites and dog attacks have happened recently. There are several parks and open areas in Newport Beach, such as the boardwalk and beaches, where dog owners can take their pets, but often times the attacks happen at one's house or a close friend/relatives house.
Dog Bite Statistics
Some of the dog bite statistics seem larger than they should be, but they happen pretty often. Many injuries every year are attributed to dogs, many more than most people assume. Part of the reason for this is many attacks go unreported.
- 4.7 million dog bites per year, nationwide
- Dog bites needing medical attention increased 15X faster than dog ownership
- 850,000 bites that need medical attention each year
- 3,000 injuries/bites among postal carriers each year
Are there Special Circumstances to File a Claim?
California in general has the same rule when it comes to dog bites. As the plaintiff and not the at-fault party, you are entitled to be paid for your pain and suffering, loss of time on the job, medical bills and any other expenses that arose out of the attack. Newport Beach is no different in that you are entitled to compensation.
Please contact our legal team to learn more about your rights. Call 949-203-3814.