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Orange County Dog Bite Attorneys

If you want results, call us. If you want peace of mind, call us. If you want representation who understands the hardship that has been thrust upon you, call us.

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It is estimated that an average of 800,000 dog bite attacks occur each year in the US that are reported and require medical treatment. Unfortunately, many of those victims are children. The Law Offices of DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo have helped people with dog bite injuries and canine bite injuries since 1979. We know how scary they can be and how to ensure you get the timely and comprehensive medical treatment you deserve.

a dog bite firm you can trust

One of the many pillars that our firm has been built on for over thirty years is that it is important to treat each and every client as if they were a member of our own family. We will walk with you all the way and be mindful of your long term health and financial stability. If you were to call the Better Business Bureau, you would find that we have consistently been awarded their highest rating: an A+. If you want justice, want to find out how to file a dog bite lawsuit claim or want to learn about the merits of your case, just call us at (714) 783-2205. We offer everyone who calls a free initial consultation and case evaluation so you know where your case stands and what your legal options are.

strict liability for dog bites

California is a strict liability state. This means that dog owners are liable for any injuries caused by their pets regardless of where the attack took place. This includes dogs that have no history of biting or being vicious. The only issue that needs to be resolved is the amount of damages. If you or a loved one suffered a dog bite injury, the Orange County personal injury attorneys at DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo can help.

trauma associated with dog bites

Being bitten by a dog can be a traumatic and painful experience. Some children never get over dog bites and continue to fear dogs. Many of the results of dog bites, pit bull terrier bites and other canine bites end up being serious long-term injuries including:

dog bites are serious business

If you or a loved one has been bitten and don’t think the bite is serious, you should still seek medical attention. Dogs can pass on diseases, including rabies, other types of infections, cause permanent scarring and other complications. If you have been bitten you should:

  • Seek medical attention, if necessary;
  • Contact your insurance company;
  • Contact the owner to inquire about vaccination records;
  • Write down the owner’s information and your account of what happened;
  • Take pictures of the scene and wounds sustained; and
  • Contact us at (714) 783-2205 to find out what you should do next.

experienced Orange County dog bite attorneys

Dog bite claims can be straight forward, complex or difficult to navigate. The Orange County injury attorneys at DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo have the knowledge and experience to handle dog bite cases and our successful track record proves it. Our attorneys are committed, compassionate and will focus on your needs. Contact the Orange County dog bite attorneys at DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo. You and your family deserve to be taken care of after an accident and our attorneys will do just that. We are efficient and responsive and will attain the resources needed to effectively represent and protect you. We will take the time necessary to walk you through the entire claims process and research all potential causes including third party contributions so that you can start the healing process and get back to what’s important: taking care of yourself and your family.

california dog bite civil code

California is one state that is serious about dog bites and has very strict civil codes written for them. Two specific examples are California Civil Code 3342 and California Civil Code 3342.5. Civil Code 3342 even points out that the owner of the dog is liable even if the dog bites someone in their own private property and regardless of the dog’s history of viciousness or biting. In other words, dogs do not get a warning or a pass at all. Dog owners have a duty to take all the steps needed to prevent the dog from causing injuries. Civil code 3342.5 goes further by saying that any dog that causes harm once or twice can come under review by any law enforcement agency or municipality to determine the condition of the dog or whether it should be removed from its current environment or owner.

the most common dogs that bite

Though every dog could bite someone, the dogs that statistically cause more bites than others include pit bulls, Rottweilers, and Presa Canarios. Be sure to also know that any dog that has a mix of the aforementioned breeds will also be more likely to bite. One other important statistic to remember is that dog bites often occur on the owner’s property and can happen to children, a friend or relative just the can to a stranger or intruder.

we offer peace of mind

The lawyers at DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo understand that you may be experiencing a significant financial strain and difficult challenges as a result of your accident and injury. In an effort to ease some of that worry, here are a few of the things we can do for your dog bite injury case right now:

  • Ensure you receive immediate and competent medical treatment;
  • Give you peace of mind. We will handle dealing with the insurance companies and all the hassle and paperwork of a trial;
  • With our reputation, quality team and success record, we will get your case taken seriously;
  • Develop your legal strategy for maximum recovery for types of compensation: medical bills, pain and suffering and lost income: past, present and future (if your case warrants such payments); and
  • We will simply be here for you and your family all the way.

contact us for your free consultation

Law Offices of DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo
Phone: (714) 783-2205

Dog bite injuries can be very traumatic. We would be honored if you let us help you during this tough time in your life. All initial case evaluations and consultations are free. You will not incur any legal fees or costs for our time and assistance unless we do our job and maximize your trial verdict or settlement. We are well known throughout Orange County as experienced lawyers who go the distance for their clients.

Injury attorneys at DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo are available to meet at our Orange County office, your home or hospital room Monday – Friday 8:30am to 5:30pm. Our attorneys and staff are also available all other times, including evenings, Saturday and Sunday, by appointment. If you cannot come to our office we will come to you. You can call us 24 hours a day by telephone (714) 783-2205.