Dog Bite Attorney Orange County

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Dogs are a man’s best friend, but like all good mates, sometimes they don’t get along. A dog can attack someone in the blink of an eye, with little to no provocation. While an animal can suddenly attack people of all ages, the most common victims of dog bite attacks in California, are children under the age of 12. If you or your child were the victim of a dog bite attack and are interested in recovering a settlement for dog bite injuries, you want the best Dog Bite Lawyers in Orange County – let the Harsh Law team review your case and discuss how to seek a settlement for physical, emotional, and financial damages from the incident. Most Dangerous Dog Breeds | Dog Bite Attorneys, Orange County, California While there are some breeds on the list that are stereotypically seen as aggressive, such as Pit Bulls, Rottweilers and Dobermans, there are a few dogs in the top 10 that might surprise you. And it’s not a large, muscular dog at number one for dog bites, but rather the tiny yet feisty JRT.
  1. Jack Russell
  2. Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  3. Pit Bull
  4. German Shepherd
  5. Rottweiler
  6. Dachshund
  7. Boxer
  8. Great Dane
  9. Doberman Pinscher
  10. Siberian Husky
Fortunately, serious dog bites are rare. Only 2% of dogs show aggression towards other people on a weekly basis, according to DogsBite.org, a national dog bite victims’ group dedicated to reducing serious dog attacks. Fatal Dog Attacks  California led all states in lethal dog attacks in 2019 with 9 deaths, the highest on record for a state in a single year. Pit bulls were responsible for 89% (8) of these deaths. Texas followed with 7 deaths, and Kentucky followed with 4 deaths. The most common dog breed for fatal attacks in the United States is the Pit Bull with 69% (33) of all fatalities in 2019. The next closest breed of dog in fatal attacks is the Rottweiler at 13% (6). Children are the primary victims of dog bites Annual data from 2019 shows that 27% (13) of dog bite fatality victims were children ages 9-years and younger, 6% (3) were ages 10 to 18-years, a rare age group for dog bite fatality victims, and 67% (32) were adults, ages 19-years and older. How to File a Dog Bite Claim in Orange County Some cities in California have dangerous dog ordinances in place to reduce the number of dog bite attacks in the area. If you are the victim of a dog attack and need a Dog Bite Injury Lawyer in Orange County, to build a compelling claim for your case, the Harsh Law team specializes in many different areas of personal injury. Our attorneys can help you gather evidence of the attack, file reports with Animal Control and the Police department, and file a compelling dog bite claim, that includes elements such as medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, property damage, and other harm and losses that you suffered in the attack.
  • Gather evidence of the attack (Photos or video of the dog, attack, resulting injury)
  • List of witnesses – specifically people outside your home
  • File a report with OC Animal Control and your local Police Department
  • Medical treatment records
  • Receipts for any expenses incurred
Talk to a Dog Bite Lawyer in Orange County If a dog owner’s negligence is responsible for your injuries in a dog attack, the Harsh Law team can handle your case, from start to finish, and demand the most compensation for your damages. Our attorneys strive to take care of our clients’ well being.  Call the Harsh Law today at +1 (949) 257-2349 or visit our contact form to start your request online.