Orange County Dog Bite Attorney
Rolf J. Rolnicki
In Orange County, California, injuries from dog bites are classified as either severe or non-severe. A “severe injury” is “any physical injury that results in broken bones or disfiguring lacerations requiring multiple sutures or cosmetic surgery." Orange County imposes strict liability for all damages where the injuries are severe or the dog previously engaged in dangerous behavior. Orange County also imposes strict liability for medical bills even without bad behavior on the part of the dog or it's owner in the case of a dog bite accident. In other dog bite accident cases, victims can recover full compensation if the dog owner was negligent or violated an animal control law. The recovery for dog bite accident victims will often be covered by the liable party's homeowners or renters insurance policies. A great deal of information regarding dog bite accidents is available here, but the best way to protect your legal rights is to call the Law Offices of Rolf J. Rolnicki, before speaking to anyone and especially before signing any paperwork.
I Got Bit by a Dog, Now What?
First and foremost, get medical attention, including testing for rabies. Next, call a lawyer who can help in dealing with the insurance companies involved. Often times the dog owner is covered by their homeowners policy, but each situation is different and there could be other parties (and their insurance companies) who are responsible for your injury. The process can be overwhelming and traumatic, resulting in the injured person being easily taken advantage of by insurance companies who want to give you as little compensation as possible. Your best option is to consult with us, the Law Offices of Rolf J. Rolnicki. We have extensive experience dealing with dog bite injuries, and will work to get you the compensation that you deserve.
Things to Know When Dealing with Dog Bite Cases
Dog bite accidents often times have long-lasting, debilitating injuries associated with them. The Law Offices of Rolf J. Rolnicki have three key considerations when evaluating a dog bite injury :
- Medical bills, cost of care, surgery, etc.
- Permanency of the dog bite injury (i.e. scarring, plastic surgery etc)
- Pain & suffering of the injured party
How Much will this Cost Me?
Not a penny! The Law Offices of Rolf J. Rolnicki will handle dog bite cases on a contingency basis; meaning there is NEVER A FEE, unless we obtain recovery for you.
Why Choose Rolf J. Rolnicki?
We have taken on the largest insurance companies and will handle the most complex personal injury cases. We have vast knowledge of dog bite laws and the insurance industry, allowing us to obtain maximum dollars for your injuries, whether by negotiating a settlement or taking your case to trial. The Law Offices of Rolf J. Rolnicki's main focus is providing positive outcomes for our clients.