Dog Bites

Experienced Valencia / Santa Clarita Dog Bite Attorneys

Helping Victims of Dog Bites

Have you suffered a personal injury in a vicious dog attack? Has your child or another loved one been the victim of a dog or other animal attack?

Owen Patterson & Owen is representing a heroic mother and her 2-year-old son, the victims of a dog bite attack that occurred in Anaheim. Partner Rick Patterson was recently interviewed about the attack on local, national and international news outlets:

When it comes to deciding who is responsible in a dog attack, opinions can vary greatly between citing the owner of the dog, the circumstances of the attack, and even the breed of the dog itself. While most reports of vicious dog attacks are attributed to Pit Bull or Pit Bull mixes, other breeds including Rottweilers, Chow Chows and Akitas have also been involved in injuring, maiming and even killing innocent victims. In the end, one thing remains clear; recurring reports of dog attacks that result in injury and death illustrate the need for awareness and protection when it comes to dangerous dogs in general.

Listen to Senior Partner Greg Owen and Managing Partner Susan Owen discuss a case where long-term emotional trauma resulted from a severe dog attack.

Partners Greg and Susan Owen Discuss Long-Term
Emotional Trauma Resulting From Dog Attack


Unfortunately, most dog bite victims are defenseless babies, young children and elderly citizens. Recently in Gilbert, Arizona, a toddler died when he was attacked by Pit Bulls near his home. His babysitter was hospitalized with injuries sustained as she attempted to rescue him. Just two days later, a 2-year-old boy was mauled to death by Pit Bulls in his family’s back yard in Colton, California. Sadly, these are only a small sampling of the large number of deaths and injuries from dog attacks that occur regularly throughout the nation.

Also alarming are the difficulties that many are encountering when they attempt to recover medical expenses. Due to the increasing rate of dog attacks involving Pit Bulls or Pit Bull mixed breeds, insurance companies have chosen to exclude them from homeowner’s policies, leaving victims with no options for recourse.

Winning $650,000 Settlement by Santa Clarita dog bite attorneys

Our Santa Clarita dog bite lawyers understand that dog bites are not the sole domain of certain breeds, and that any dog can cause serious damage in the right situation. Furthermore, we are aware that often the most serious damage from a dog bite comes from an infection, not the bite itself.

The lawyers at the law firm of Owen, Patterson & Owen in Valencia CA are ready to help you seek maximum compensation for injuries suffered from a dog bite. We don’t simply want to see that you receive a full financial recovery. We want you to achieve physical recovery as well. Our team will see that you get to the medical professionals that can help you put your life back together.

In California, the law is clear. If a dog bites someone, the owner is always responsible. It doesn’t matter if the owner had knowledge of the potential for the dog to attack or not.

When we take your case, you can be confident that we have the resources to get you the maximum recovery you are entitled. We know how to incorporate experts, medical professionals and exhibits into our strategy. At our law firm, we know how to make our strategies work.

Start With a Free Consultation. Call us at 800.676.5295 or contact us to schedule a meeting to discuss your dog bite case and how our experienced Valencia dog bite attorneys can help.