Injured from a Dog Bite in Orange County?

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California has a “strict liability” policy when it comes to dog bite cases. This means that dog owners are responsible for their animals if they attack another person: Under State Civil Code, the liable dog owner must pay damages for anyone who has bitten in a public or private place, even on the dog owner’s property. With a skilled Orange County dog bite attorney on your side, you may be able to recover the compensation to which you are truly entitled.

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If you or a loved one was injured by another's dog, get in touch with Cohn & Swartzon, P.C. immediately for a thorough assessment of your case. We offer the experienced representation you need to pursue the full and fair compensation you deserve.

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Understanding Dog Owner Liability in Orange County

In order to make a strong legal claim for compensation, you will need to understand California’s strict liability laws. Under these dog bite statutes, the dog owner will always owe compensation to the person who was injured by their dog—except under certain circumstances.


The only exceptions to the strict liability are if the victim:

  • Was trespassing
  • Provoked the dog
  • Was bitten by his employer's dog while on the job, which falls under the Labor Code
  • Performed a paid service involving the dog

(Liability for the dog's behavior begins the moment an individual becomes the owner.)

Pursue Compensation for Your Dog Bite Injuries Today

Dog bites can lead to infection, lacerations, and even disfigurement, not to mention the accompanying emotional trauma. As clear as it may be that you are owed compensation for dog bite injuries, these cases can be complex. Our Orange County firm knows the ins and outs of personal injury law, and we can review your case to determine what you may be entitled to claim.

For example, you might be owed damages for:

  • Lost wages and employment
  • Hospital and therapy bills
  • Future medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Home nursing care
  • Punitive damages

Our Orange County dog bite attorneys are ready to fight aggressively for you to get maximum compensation. If you or a loved one was the victim of a dog bite in Orange County, we are here to pursue justice and financial recovery on your behalf.

Contact Cohn & Swartzon, P.C. today by calling (888) 480-3883! Our Orange County personal injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, so we don't get paid until you do!

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