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Newport Beach Dog Bite Attorneys

Dog Bite Attorney Newport Beach

If you have been attacked by an aggressive dog or suffered a serious bite injury, the Newport Beach dog bite lawyers of Bisnar Chase can help.

We handle a lot of dog bite cases here in Newport Beach. As a beautiful beach town, Newport is home to a huge number of dog owners. Most of those owners are responsible and have well-behaved pets.

However, we know only too well that a lot of people do not keep their dogs on leashes or train them properly. Unstable or dangerous dogs can cause serious injuries when they bite people or other animals.

Our Newport Beach dog bite attorneys have helped countless clients across the area. Bisnar Chase has a 99% success rate and has collected more than $650 million in verdicts and settlements for injury victims. We can help make sure you get the compensation you deserve for a dog attack injury.

If you have suffered a dog bite injury in Newport Beach, call us now on (949) 203-3814, or click the button below to set up a free consultation with our team of experienced and compassionate injury lawyers.

Dangerous Dog Breeds in Orange County

Many people just focus on breeds such as pit bulls, rottweilers and German Shepherds when they think of dangerous dogs. However, many breeds can be dangerous if the individual dog is not trained or cared for properly.

That said, some breeds are more dangerous than others, purely because they are larger and more powerful. If a large and powerful dog decides to attack, it can be extremely difficult to stop. Check out our comprehensive guides to the most dangerous dog breeds found in Newport Beach.

Dog Bite Statistics in the U.S.

Dog bite statistics paint a scary picture and show exactly why you need to be careful around a dangerous dog.

A huge number of dog attack injuries are recorded every year, while many more go unreported.

  • There are 4.7 million dog bites per year across the United States, according to the CDC
  • The number of dog bites needing medical attention has increased at a rate 15X faster than dog ownership
  • More than 850,000 people sustain bites that need medical attention each year in the U.S.
  • Nearly 10,000 people are hospitalized in the U.S. due to dog bite injuries every year
  • More than 5,700 postal carriers were attacked by dogs in 2018. That number eclipsed 6,000 in each of the two previous years.

Dog Bite Injuries in Newport Beach

An aggressive dog can cause serious harm, leaving its victim with major injuries. Dog bites can happen anywhere, from the beach or boardwalk to a park, or even your own back yard.

These are some of the most common dog bite injuries suffered in Newport Beach, in and around the 926609266192662, and 92663 areas:

  • Bruises, scratches, and gashes
  • Puncture wounds and torn flesh
  • Broken bones
  • Torn ligaments
  • Facial injuries
  • Infections
  • Scarring
  • Emotional trauma and lasting anxiety

Anyone who has suffered such an injury due to a dangerous dog attack should contact our Newport Beach dog bite lawyers for help.

Dog Bite Compensation in CA

While some people are reluctant to take legal action over a dog bite injury, it is often the right thing to do. Filing a personal injury lawsuit may help to hold an irresponsible owner accountable, as well as securing compensation for the victim.

The level of compensation you might receive in a California dog bite case will always vary on the circumstances of the specific bite incident.

A dangerous and aggressive dog bares its teeth

Factors impacting dog bite compensation will include:

  • Type and severity of the injury
  • Medical costs
  • The cost of future care and rehab
  • Permanent physical scarring
  • Psychological scarring
  • Loss of future income

Depending on the circumstances, a dog bite might be worth a relatively small amount of compensation, or it might lead to a lawsuit worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.

A specialist dog bite attorney in Newport Beach will be able to give you expert guidance on your dog bite claim.

Dog Bite Liability – Who is Responsible for an Attack California?

When a dog behaves aggressively and attacks a person or animal, their owner is liable according to California dog bite laws.

Different states in the U.S. have varying dog bite rules. Some states use a law called the ‘One Bite Rule’. This law essentially gives dog owners a second chance if their pet bites someone, as long as the owner had no reason to expect their dog would turn violent. But California uses a dog bite law called ‘strict liability’.

The strict liability law means that a dog owner is liable and can be held responsible for their dog’s actions, even if it is the first time the dog has injured someone.

It is important to remember that the owner is only liable as long as:

  • The victim was not trespassing at the time of the attack
  • The dog was not provoked
  • The dog was not on police, government, or military duty

Our dog bite lawyers in Newport Beach can help victims navigate the complicated legal system and file a strong personal injury lawsuit.

What Evidence Does Your Dog Bite Attorney Need?

If you have been bitten by a dog, you should collect as much evidence as possible to support your legal claim.

It is crucial to procure evidence quickly to make sure it is properly preserved. This can include:

  • A written account of the events
  • Photographs or video footage of the scene or the attack itself
  • Pictures of your injuries
  • Eye-witness statements and contact details
  • Medical bills and records
  • A copy of the police report if applicable, or any physical evidence such as torn clothing

The best dog bite injury lawyers in Newport Beach will be able to use this information – plus anything else which is relevant to the attack – to build a strong case for their clients.

Finding the Best Dog Bite Lawyer Near You

If you have been bitten by a dog, Bisnar Chase can help. We have been a part of the Newport Beach community for more than 40 years, providing compassionate guidance and expert advice to countless clients over that span.

With a 99% success rate, the Newport Beach dog bite attorneys of Bisnar Chase excel in getting the best results possible for our clients. We also offer a ‘No Win, No Fee’ guarantee, opening up our services to everyone who needs them. If we don’t win your case, you don’t pay.

Call our Newport Beach dog bite lawyers now on (949) 203-3814, visit our law firm’s Newport offices, or click to contact us for a free case evaluation.

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