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Orange County Dog Bite Lawyer

Orange County Dog Bite Lawyers

Have you been the victim of a serious dog bite in Orange County? Our law firm has over four decades in personal injury and our lawyers have won hundreds of millions for our clients throughout Orange County California.

If you are seeking compensation for an injury be sure to consult a qualified dog bite attorney before you talk to the at-fault party or insurance companies. We can help determine how much compensation you are entitled to including time lost on the job, medical bills, and emotional damages. For immediate assistance, call us at 949-203-3814 for a free, no-hassle, confidential consultation with an experienced Orange County Dog Bite Lawyer.

Some of Our Dog Bite Case Results

Bisnar Chase represents a variety of personal injury clients. From serious dog bite cases to catastrophic injuries due to a defective product; our attorneys have a vast knowledge of California injury laws and will fight to the end for our client’s right to fair compensation.

  • $3,000,000.00
  • $1,478,819.00
  • $1,050,000.00
  • $900,000.00
  • $600,000.00

Why Dogs Attack

You are required by law to report any animal bites or attacks. Here in Orange County, on average 3 to 5 dog bites are legally reported every day, not to mention all of the incidents that are not reported. While some believe only specific types of dog breeds are dangerous biters, every dog is a risk, even with no prior history of aggressive behavior. The majority of cases Orange County Dog Bite Attorneys deal with are involving dogs that have never shown any aggression prior to the bite incident.

Some key factors to consider before stereotyping breeds – reasons for dog attack situations can result from any of the following:

  • Reaction to a stressful situation
  • Scared or threatened
  • Protecting themselves, their puppies, or their owner
  • Startled or not feeling well
  • Over-excitement, especially during rough play
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Dog Bite Fatalities

Out of a total of 78 million dogs throughout the nation, 4.5 million dog bites were recorded last year, with 41 U.S. fatalities.

All breeds have the capability to bite or attack at random or as a result of a specific situation. Statistic information reports these breeds to be accountable for last years annual report:

  • Pit bulls contributed to 71 percent of these deaths, with 22 of the 41 deaths recorded
  • Labradors made up 3 of the 41 deaths
  • Rottweilers, American Bulldogs, Belgian Malinois, Doberman Pinschers, German Shepards, and mixed breeds each contributed to 2 deaths per breed

These fatalities included:

  • 31 percent were infants ages 3-6 days old
  • 42 percent or 13 of the deaths were children 9 years and younger
  • 58 percent or 18 of the deaths were adults ages 30 and older

Danger for Postal Carriers in California

Southern California is a hotbed for dog attacks on postal carriers. Los Angeles to San Diego ranks top 4 in the entire nation for reported postal carrier dog bites.

Dogs are protective in nature and may view letter carriers as a threat. Statistics show that one California city had 58 attacks in a single study year, trailing behind only Houston with 77. Fifty-one cities make up the top 30 rankings. See the national statistic report for postal carrier-related dog bites here.

To find additional help or to report a dog attack, contact Orange County Animal Control.

What You Need to Have a Solid Legal Dog Bite Case

  • The defendant owned the dog
  • The dog bit the plaintiff
  • The plaintiff was lawfully on the premises where the bite or attack took place
  • The dog bite caused the plaintiff injuries

Once these prerequisites are met, further action can be taken. A skilled dog bite lawyer can put all the facts of the case together to attain fair compensation for you. We have had dog bite cases where the at-fault party (or their insurance company) offered a few thousand dollars but through our pre-litigation negotiations, we were able to collect much more for our clients.

Preserving Evidence to Support Your California Dog Bite Claim

The most important aspect of prosecuting a California dog attack case is to secure evidence as quickly as possible. We have our investigator on the scene, usually within an hour of notification, in order to gather and preserve evidence. The best evidence to gather is to obtain the identity of the dog and its owner, photographs of the dog, identity of witnesses, witness statements, and photographs of the injuries and location of the attack.

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California Ranks Top for Canine Attacks

It may surprise you that California is ranked first in the nation in fatal dog attacks. Insurers nationwide pay out over $1 billion in claims related to animal bites annually. One-third of the money paid out through homeowners’ liability claims are related to dog attacks.

At Bisnar Chase, our Orange County dog bite lawyers handle numerous California dog bite cases each year. We can use our knowledge and experience to represent you and achieve great results. In our experience, the most dangerous month for dog attacks is August. The days are long, it’s been hot for months, the gardeners are coming and going and children are generally home from school; a dangerous combination.

Contact an Orange County Injury Lawyer Who Specializes in Dog Attacks

If you or a loved one has suffered from a dog bite or animal attack, our team of highly skilled Orange County Dog Bite Attorneys at Bisnar Chase for a Free Consultation. We will use our experience, knowledge and resources to achieve the best possible results for you and your family. Hire an attorney with a long history of pursuing dog attack cases in California. You don’t pay anything until we win your case.

Case Results

  • 1

    $117,500,000

    Consumer Class Action

  • 2

    $38,650,000

    Motor Vehicle Accident

  • 3

    $32,698,073

    Auto Defect – Seat Manufacturers, Johnson Controls

  • 4

    $30,000,000

    Motorcycle Accident

  • 5

    $24,744,764

    Defective Seatback

  • 6

    $16,444,904

    Bicycle Accident

Client Reviews

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Great people in this office, everyone was really helpful explaining everything. I was referred by my aunt for my car accident in October and the case went pretty fast. No problems and very professional. I was kept in the loop thru the whole process and was able to get a better settlement than my insurance company said I would. I can’t really compare them to other law firms because it was the first time I had to use an attorney, but my bad experience with the car accident was handled as well as I could have hoped.

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It was a pleasure working with such an amazing team. You will definitely feel welcomed and kept in the loop throughout the entire process. They do a great job making you feel like you are a part of their team which is how one should feel. The superb customer experience from finish to end. You can trust they will do all possible to promptly and efficiently handle your case.
Yes! I recommend this team…

Queen V
Bisnar Chase Google Review

I had an attorney for my truck accident who wanted almost 60% of what my case was worth. Worse than that, he was willing to settle for $5,000.00 with the insurance company even though I was still treating for whiplash and back pain. I contacted Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys because a friend recommended them. My case was handled exceptionally well! I was being kept notified throughout the whole process and only when I was comfortable with the settlement figure, did my attorney Gavin Long, accept it. I felt like we were working together and I felt listened to. I would refer Bisnar Chase to anyone who wants quality over quantity!

Lauren B
Bisnar Chase Review - Natalie

I’m so impressed with this law firm. I lost my mother because of a seat defect when she was rear-ended in an auto accident and Bisnar Chase stepped up and took our case. The staff is wonderful and Brian Chase took his time explaining everything via phone with me. I’m honored to have the best of the best working on our family’s behalf, trying to get justice for my Mom, because of a negligent car company still manufacturing faulty seats. I look forward to working with this firm and am hopeful for a positive outcome. Thank you so much, Brian Chase. I know you will work your hardest on this case. God Bless you.

Natalie C.

Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys

1301 Dove St. STE 120, Newport Beach, CA 92660

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