Attacked by a Dog? We’re Here to Listen & Help. Dog Bite Lawyers in Orange County, CA

Most people are not aware of the fact that close to 5 million people are bitten or attacked by dogs in the United States each year. Of these dog bite victims, about 340,000 require emergency treatment and result in more than 1,000 dog bite hospital emergency room visits each day. Tragically, about 20 of these dog attacks result in loss of human life.

A dog attack can cause such injuries as:

  • Cuts, bruises, and other soft tissue damage
  • Broken bones from the bite itself or from falling to the ground
  • Crush injuries from the force of the bite
  • Head trauma from falling down
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Loss of fingers, toes, hands, ears, or other extremities

If you or a loved one were bitten by a dog, our Orange County dog bite attorneys are here to listen and help. We want to hear your story and will offer an honest assessment of your right to compensation and how we can pursue this. At Jackson & Wilson, we strongly believe in representing the rights of the injured. In addition to helping those who have been bitten by dogs, we have represented pet owners whose animals have been harmed by another. In fact, one of our cases involving a dog struck by a baseball bat by a neighbor made a new California law. Click here to read about this case.

For a free, confidential review of your case, give us a call at (800) 661-7044.

Avoiding Dog Attacks

Many dog bite victims are children who are bitten or attacked in the face and hands. Because you never know what a dog’s disposition is, it’s usually best to first talk to the owner before ever approaching and petting a dog. Children should be taught to approach dogs slowly and to allow the dog to get comfortable with him or her before trying to pet the animal.

When you really think about all of the unknowns, however, it’s probably best to avoid strange dogs altogether. The fact of the matter is that because we’ve handled so many disfiguring and life-changing dog bite cases over the years, we think it’s smart to simply avoid putting yourself or your child in a location or position that might result in a dog bite or attack. Dogs are animals and you just never know what they are going to do.

Strict Liability for California Dog Bite Claims

In most California dog bite cases, a victim does not need to show that the dog owner was negligent or careless. In fact, pursuant to California Civil Code §3342, the owner of a dog is “strictly liable” for all dog bite-related injuries and harm. Other California codes and court cases expand liability to include being knocked down by a dog while standing, walking, or even riding a bike.

Talk to an Orange County Dog Bite Attorney Today

Over the years, we’ve represented dog bite victims who have been bitten in their faces, hands, chest, and ankles. We helped clients who have lost fingers, parts of their hand, toes, and even an ear to dog attacks. We’d like to think that we’ve done a good job for our dog bite clients. Hopefully, their testimonials and posted case results speak for themselves.

When handling serious dog bite cases, there’s a right and wrong way to right the wrong, fix the harm and maximize the results. Call us and we’ll be happy to take the time to explain the difference. We’ve been helping Orange County dog bite victims since 1986 and chances are, we can help you too.

Call our offices at (800) 661-7044 for your free case evaluation.

Testimonials What Our Clients & Associates Think Of Us

  • "He’s easy to talk with, and you can speak candidly and openly with him."

    - Eric B.

  • "Mitch and Lisa are true professionals."

    - Ray Sanford

  • "We feel highly confident in referring Jackson & Wilson to others."

    - Mr. Chris B

  • "Mitch is a great mentor and an unbelievably caring friend."

    - AJ Richman

  • "I was very glad that I made the decision to hire Lisa Wilson!"

    - Mary Chamley

  • "Mr. Jackson was genuinely concerned how I was doing and has a gift of being able to put people at ease."

    - Abner Rogers

  • "I am very happy with the service Lisa Wilson provided."

    - Jacqueline Solovy

  • "I am so pleased with the results and if it wasn’t for all of you I wouldn't be where I am today."

    - Jessica & Kelsi

  • "Give Mitch a call, he’ll take care of you!"

    - Charles G.

  • "Lisa went above and beyond to make sure we received a fair settlement."

    - John and Shelly F.

  • "What we truly appreciate is that Jackson and Wilson provided a very personal service and treated us like family."

    - Ricardo’s Place

  • "Having a guide like Mitch through the legal system isn’t just necessary, it’s critical."

    - Bryan Kramer

  • "I would highly recommend Jackson & Wilson to anyone needing legal counsel."

    - WJ Bradbury

  • "We wanted to thank you again for all the hard work on our case!"

    - Camille & Cameron

  • "Mitch Jackson provided a level of service that went far beyond what I expected."

    - Christine B.

  • "Jackson and Wilson have provided the best representation I have ever experienced."

    - Nicole Clarida

  • "Mitch passionately loves what he does, and that is why he excels at it."

    - Boyd Johnson

  • "Jackson & Wilson has always achieved the results we were looking for."

    - Betty Farrell

Settlements & Verdicts

We have tried a combined 66+ jury trials and obtained numerous multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts. This is what we do. We're not like 99% of the other lawyers.

See All Case Results
  • $5.5 M

    Wrongful Death

  • $3.34 M

    Catastrophic Injury

  • $2.75 M

    Auto Accident

  • $2 M

    Motorcycle Accident

  • $1.48 M

    Auto Accident

  • $1.25 M

    Motorcycle Accident

  • $1.25 M

    Wrongful Death

  • $1.15 M

    Medical Malpractice

  • $1 M

    Wrongful Death

  • $1 M

    Wrongful Death

Please remember, no two cases are the same and past results do not indicate what may happen in your case.