dog-1In the United States, over 4.5 million individuals are bitten or attacked by dogs every year. Unfortunately, one out of every five individuals requires some form of hospital treatment. This number continues to rise, particularly among children and adult males.

Any breed of dog is capable of biting, however studies show that certain breeds are more aggressive compared to others. Examples of these breeds are Pit Bulls, German Shepherds, Doberman Pinchers, Bulldogs, and Rottweilers.

Common injuries resulting from dog bites are crush wounds, infections, scars, and even emotional injuries. Many victims also suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, or develop a fear of dogs.

Dog bites to the face can also result in nerve damage and bone fractures around the eyes, nose or jaw, particularly among children. The areas surrounding the nose, mouth and parotid region are a primary target area for dog bites, and children should immediately be checked for infections.

Orange County Dog Bite Attorneys with 30 Years of Experience

Dog bite laws in both California and Nevada are strict, and a victim is entitled to receive compensation from a negligent person who may have caused the attack, a person who violated a leash law, and a person who kept the dog as a pet even when knowing that the dog had a previous history of violence.

For 30 years, our expert legal team has successfully handed more than 25,000 personal injury cases, many of which were cases involving dog bites. We understand how traumatic and painful a dog bite can be, especially among young children.

If you or someone dear to you is bitten or attacked by a dog, it is crucial that you discuss the details of the incident with an experienced and knowledgeable dog bite lawyer. You may be entitled to recover damages for medical expenses, permanent scarring, loss of wages, disability, pain and suffering, or even wrongful death.

Contact Our OC Dog Bite Attorneys Today

If you are bitten or attacked by a dog and you sustain injuries, the best thing to do is consult with an experienced dog bite attorney from The Seegmiller Law Firm right away. An attorney will be able to protect your best interests, and will help you to achieve the best outcome possible.

We offer our services on a contingency basis, which simply means that our services are available to you at no charge unless we acquire a settlement on your behalf. There’s no need to worry about upfront fees, filing expenses, or court fees. We only get paid when you do.

To better meet your legal needs, The Seegmiller Law Firm has offices all throughout Southern California and Nevada. Call The Seegmiller Law Firm at (855) 275-9378 to schedule a free consultation.