Despite California’s strict leash laws, residents of Santa Ana and other cities continue to be attacked and injured by dogs who have not been properly secured, either at home or while out in public. With public parks, festivals, and the homes of friends or relatives being some of the most common locations for dog attacks, there is no guarantee that knowing a dog will mean you will not be attacked or bitten.
Did you know that there are currently around 78 million pet dogs in the United States and that around 4.5 million dog attacks occur each year? Around 20% of those dog attack victims will require hospitalization as a direct result of the dog bites.
If you or a loved one have been bitten by a dog whose owner flouted California leash laws, a dog bite lawyer from the Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg could hold the owner accountable for the consequences of their negligence, recovering the compensation you are entitled to following such a traumatic ordeal.
What Your Santa Ana Attorney Thinks You Should Know About Dog Attacks
Although you may be very comfortable with a dog and have spent long periods of time in their company with no previous issues, you could be bitten and injured by any dog, at any time. When your lawyer is investigating the circumstances leading up to your Santa Ana dog attack, we will thoroughly scrutinize any factors which may be considered antagonizing the animal, as well as proving ownership of the attacking dog.
While dogs may attack completely unprovoked, some of the scenarios – or perceived scenarios – in which they tend to bite can include:
- Being frightened
- Threats to the dog themselves, their owner, or their home
- Sensing some form of danger
- Being in pain
- Physical attacks
- The tendency towards aggression due to upbringing and previous experiences
There are numerous factors that may make liability difficult to prove following a Santa Ana dog attack, some of which include:
- A lack of witnesses (and the dog owner claims you provoked or attacked the dog, which prompted it to defend itself and the owner);
- The dog owner flees the scene and there is no way to trace him/her or the dog;
- The dog owner denies he/she owns the aggressive dog in order to avoid responsibility for the actions of the dog.
When you hire an attorney from the Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg to represent you, you can rest assured that we will use the full extent of our legal knowledge and experience to ensure you secure the best possible outcome.
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When you have been attacked and injured by an aggressive dog, you deserve outstanding legal representation. At the Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg, each of our expert lawyers is dedicated to providing just that, alongside the compassionate guidance and support you need following a traumatic ordeal.