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Sunny Santa Clarita gives its residents plenty of opportunities to get outside and soak up the sun. Whether you enjoy walking, going for long bike rides, or like to visit your local park, spending your time outside in Santa Clarita is usually a pleasant experience. However, rare but traumatic incidents like a dog bite attack can turn a typical Saturday morning walk into a life-altering event.

Most dogs are valued members of the family that have great temperaments. Unfortunately, not all dogs — or their owners — behave in a way that shows consideration for the safety of others. When this happens, dog bites can occur.

If you have experienced a vicious attack from a dog or other animal, you may have injuries that cut far deeper than physical lacerations. In addition to disfiguring scars, torn muscles, and ripped skin, you may be dealing with profound psychological trauma. In fact, these psychological scars can be equally detrimental to your overall wellbeing.

Experienced Dog Bite Attorneys in Valencia California

If you have been the victim of a dog bite, you may be entitled to compensation from the owner, including:

  • Medical bills
  • Loss of income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Property damage
For over 40 years, the law offices of Owen, Patterson & Owen (OPO) in Valencia California have been helping the victims of dog bite attacks to recover compensation for their trauma. We understand that a dog attack can be one of the most difficult events that you or a loved one will ever endure.

We understand that you are likely struggling with feelings of confusion, fear, and desperation while trying to preserve a sense of normalcy. In addition to legal counsel, we will provide you with compassion in your time of need.

For a free legal consultation with a dog bite lawyer in Santa Clarita, call 800.672.5295

How a Lawyer Can Help You Get Compensation for your Dog Bite Injury Claim

Our experienced dog bite attorneys will oversee every aspect of your case. We will collect documents, obtain evidence, correspond with insurance adjusters, and handle any other task that is necessary to pursue justice on your behalf. That way, you can reserve your energy and focus on making a full recovery instead of dealing with tedious paperwork.

When you are unaware of your rights, insurance companies may attempt to manipulate you into accepting a settlement that’s smaller than what you deserve. Some companies may even deny your claim outright.

If you want to increase your chances of recovering a fair settlement, then you need to put your trust in an experienced dog bite injury firm like OPO. We will diligently investigate your incident. We will build a strong dog bite case so that you can receive the recovery you deserve.

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    Sunny Santa Clarita gives its residents plenty of opportunities to get outside and soak up the sun. Whether you enjoy walking, going for long bike rides, or like to visit your local park, spending your time outside in Santa Clarita is usually a pleasant experience. However, rare but traumatic incidents like a dog bite attack can turn a typical Saturday morning walk into a life-altering event.

    Most dogs are valued members of the family that have great temperaments. Unfortunately, not all dogs — or their owners — behave in a way that shows consideration for the safety of others. When this happens, dog bites can occur.

    If you have experienced a vicious attack from a dog or other animal, you may have injuries that cut far deeper than physical lacerations. In addition to disfiguring scars, torn muscles, and ripped skin, you may be dealing with profound psychological trauma. In fact, these psychological scars can be equally detrimental to your overall wellbeing.

    Experienced Dog Bite Attorneys in Santa Clarita

    If you have been the victim of a dog bite, you may be entitled to compensation from the owner, including:

    • Medical bills
    • Loss of income
    • Pain and suffering
    • Property damage
    For over 40 years, the law offices of Owen, Patterson & Owen (OPO) in Santa Clarita / Valencia California have been helping the victims of dog bite attacks to recover compensation for their trauma. We understand that a dog attack can be one of the most difficult events that you or a loved one will ever endure.

    We understand that you are likely struggling with feelings of confusion, fear, and desperation while trying to preserve a sense of normalcy. In addition to legal counsel, we will provide you with compassion in your time of need.

    For a free legal consultation with a dog bite lawyer in Santa Clarita, call 800.672.5295

    How an Attorney Can Help You Get Compensation for your Dog Bite Injury Claim

    Our experienced dog bite attorneys in Santa Clarita will oversee every aspect of your case. We will collect documents, obtain evidence, correspond with insurance adjusters, and handle any other task that is necessary to pursue justice on your behalf. That way, you can reserve your energy and focus on making a full recovery instead of dealing with tedious paperwork.

    When you are unaware of your rights, insurance companies may attempt to manipulate you into accepting a settlement that’s smaller than what you deserve. Some companies may even deny your claim outright.

    If you want to increase your chances of recovering a fair settlement, then you need to put your trust in an experienced dog bite injury firm like OPO. We will diligently investigate your incident. We will build a strong dog bite case so that you can receive the recovery you deserve.

    Contact Us Today

    Request a Free
    Consultation




      The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

      Disclaimer:



      Why Do Dogs Bite?

      Dogs often bite when they feel threatened. According to the American Veterinary Medical Foundation, dogs bite for four main reasons:  As a reaction to stress, being scared or startled, feeling threatened, or due to illness. Determining the cause of your dog bite incident will help Owen, Patterson & Owen build a stronger case. Contact them now for a free consultation.

      How Does California Law Treat Dog Bite Attacks?

      California enforces strict liability on dog owners. Some states employ a one-bite rule, which states that a victim can only collect damages if the injured party can demonstrate that the dog owner was aware of a previous biting incident or aggressive act. The dog-bite statute under California’s Civil Code Section 3342 makes negligent owners liable for damages regardless of whether the animal has bitten before or not. 

      The Financial Impact of Dog Bites

      According to a recent survey from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), approximately 4.7 million people are the victims of dog bites each year. Of those, 799,700 required medical care. The most susceptible populations to dog bites are the elderly and young children under 14 years of age. These demographics account for nearly half of all incidents.

      The medical expenses from dog bites can make a major impact on the victims. The average cost of a dog bite-related hospital stay was $18,200. This is about 50% higher than the average injury-related hospital stay.

      Our dog bite lawyers have extensive experience in handling various dog bite claims and will work hard to make sure that you receive the best settlement possible. In addition, our vast network of doctors and medical professionals will readily provide you with the medical treatment you need.

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      I highly recommend Owen, Patterson & Owen! They are an experienced firm that knows how to take care of their clients. Tamiko and Greg were amazing to work with when they handled my son’s dog bite case. They genuinely cared about my son and the process was flawless. — Hillary Broadwater

      Dealing with the Emotional Trauma from Dog Bites

      As dog bite personal injury lawyers, the law offices of OPO want to ensure that you can get the medical treatment you need to heal from your injuries. While most injury attorneys focus on addressing physical injuries, we take things a step further. Our team will ensure that you receive proper psychological care, as well.

      For children, the psychological impact of a dog bite is often more severe. According to a recent study conducted by the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in California, the majority of dog bite victims are between the ages of 6 and 12. Children under two are a close second.

      While adults can verbalize their feelings regarding a dog bite attack, young children do not have the emotional maturity to do so. Experts suggest that a dog bite attack can even cause children to feel a decreased sense of security, which can linger well into adulthood.

      The memories and physical scars caused by a dog bite attack may fade over time. However, the psychological damage can leave a permanent scar.

      Signs of emotional distress in children include an inability to control emotions, bedwetting, nightmares, sleep disturbances, sudden withdrawals, and unexplained anger.

      If your child has suffered a dog bite attack, our dog bite attorneys can help them get the physical and psychological treatment they need.

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      Learn About Your Rights and Legal Options

      If you or a loved one has been the victim of a dog bite, contact Owen, Patterson & Owen at 800.676.5295 or contact us for your free consultation. During this free evaluation, an experienced dog bite attorney will review your case and advise your best options for a successful outcome.

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