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Dog Bite Injuries

Orange County Dog Bite Lawyers help dog bite victims and the parents of animal attack victims

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Many of us are pet owners and have one or more dogs we joke are members of the family. According to The Humane Society of the United States, there are approximately 78.2 million owned dogs in the United States representing 39 percent of U.S. households own at least one dog. That means that:

  • 2 of every 5 homes have dog(s)
  • 60% of dog owners own 1 dog
  • 28% of dog owners own 2 dogs
  • 12% of dog owners own 3+ dogs

But not all dogs are your best friend

While dogs can be a source of joy, and provide us with happiness, they are still lesser-aware animals, and they can be prone to attack by nature or may strike viciously when frightened, cornered or startled. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 4.5 million Americans are victims of dog bites each and every year —many of them innocent children .

Why would I hire a lawyer for a dog bite injury?

Are you aware that insurance adjustors regularly settle cases with dig bite victims or the parents of dog attack victims for 10 to 20 percent of the real value of your dog bite injury case? Insurance adjustors, by definition, training and their reward structure are simple NOT on your side. In fact, their job is to reduce the value of your case.

How can I find the money to pay a law firm to protect me?

With our “No Recovery – No Fees” approach to Personal Injury cases, we work for free unless or until we win your case. This is known as a contingency fee arrangement. If we accept your case, we will cover all of the case expenses that must be invested in order to build a strong and winnable case. These expenses usually include paying our skilled attorneys, covering the costs of our paralegals & staff, costs for obtaining client medical records, veterinary records for attacking animal, hiring a commercial photographer document the victim’s wounds, paying investigators to research the attacking dog’s history, hiring a dog bite experts if negotiations fail and a court case is necessary.

Interestingly, dog bite victims who attempt to negotiate their own settlement with an insurance adjustor will more often end up in a courtroom with a poor case. On the other hand, an experienced lawyer knows how to collect the evidence and then present the facts and evidence in such a way that let’s the insurance company have a peek at what a court trial might look like if they don’t come to an out-of-court settlement as they more clearly see the risk that a court trial might end up in a monster award (“those crazy juries….”).

What if the animal is owned by a neighbor or acquaintance?

It can be helpful to just explain to the animal’s owner that you have a lawyer that handles your insurance negotiations and will be handling this unfortunate incident with the owner’s insurance company. Remember too that the recovery money that we are seeking as compensation for you or your child’s injury and distress is from the dog owner’s insurance carrier, not from the dog owner directly.

Contact a California Personal Injury Lawyer

The personal injury attorneys at Wilson, Kyncl & Khashan represent clients injured on vehicle accidents, workplace accidents, accidents on another’s property, medical malpractice and wrongful death cases. If you think you may have a personal injury case, please do not hesitate in enlisting the expert legal assistance you need to make things right. It costs nothing to call us, costs nothing for a consultation, and costs nothing to get us started looking out for your rights if we agree that you have a solid case.

Unexpected and unfortunate things happen to good people. Our caring legal professionals are here to help you recover and get on with your life. Remember, all legal fees are based on a percentage of the award, and you pay nothing for our services until we win your case. We have several conveniently-located offices around Southern California Counties & Cities including, but not limited to:

Serving all cities and communities in Orange County including:

Aliso Viejo
Buena Park
Costa Mesa
Dana Point
Fountain Valley
Huntington Beach

La Habra
La Palma
Laguna Beach
Laguna Hills
Laguna Niguel
Laguna Woods
Lake Forest
Los Alamitos
Mission Viejo
Newport Beach

Rancho Santa Margarita
San Clemente
San Juan Capistrano
Santa Ana
Seal Beach
Villa Park
Yorba Linda

For immediate assistance, please call us at (951) 225-4130 to speak to an experienced Injury Accident Lawyer.

Met with the attorneys to discuss my auto accident case. I was very impressed with their knowledge and expertise in injury cases. They signed me up that day, helped me get the treatment I needed, and settled my case for an amount much more greater than expected. I’m a customer for life.
Janet S.