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Santa Ana Dog Bite Attorneys

Dog bites and attacks can result in painful injuries that result in substantial medical costs, even permanent scarring, disfigurement, or disability. It is also possible to suffer psychological trauma from a dog attack, and the development of a fear of dogs which can be impactful on life given how many there are out and about. When the attack is the responsibility of another party, an attorney can help you draft and file a claim to recover compensation for all costs and losses you experience linked to the attack. For help determining if you have a claim, connect with a Santa Ana dog bites lawyer from the Law Offices of Benjamin Arsenian. 

California Dog Owners are Generally Liable for Dog Bites 

According to data published by the LA County Department of Public Health, there are about 4.5 million dog bites across the United States each year, of which some 585,000 require medical attention. In LA County alone there are about 20,000 people bitten each year. 

Under the California Civil Code, the owner, possessor, or harborer of any dog or other animal that causes damages to another person bitten by the dog is liable. It does not matter whether the dog bit the victim in public, or on the property of the owner of the dog. The former viciousness, or the dog owner’s knowledge of such viciousness, is not relevant to liability. 

Why Contact a Santa Ana Dog Bites Lawyer? 

During your initial consultation, we’ll answer any questions you might have about whether or not you have a legal right to compensation for your Santa Ana dog bite injury. If we determine that you have a case and that it is a fit with our firm, we handle the entire process on your behalf. 

Once we are on the case, we’ll get started with the following: 

  • Collecting evidence on your dog bite and related claim
  • Determining the party at fault
  • Helping to prove liability so you can collect damages 
  • We’ll help schedule appointments with medical professionals to accurately measure your damages 
  • Once we have the evidence, we’ll draft and file your claim with the insurance company and negotiate the best possible settlement
  • If a settlement isn’t possible, we’ll take the care to court on your behalf, covering costs the entire way, and we only get paid if we win

Discussing your Santa Ana dog bite injury with an attorney after seeking out medical care can help determine what your best options are. 

Connect with a Dog Bite Lawyer at the Law Offices of Benjamin Arsenian 

Working with a Santa Ana dog bites lawyer helps to ensure that you recover the compensation that you deserve. To learn more, give us a call at 714-400-2000, or contact us to schedule your initial consultation.