Dog Bites

Golden retriever dog playing in leaves.


Injured by a dog? I’ve represented dog bite victims from small children to senior citizens.

Young girl was bitten in the face by a large dog
$ 50000

Her face healed with no scars

Insurance company offered $15,000 before lawsuit.

Dana Point – Ladera Ranch – Laguna Hills – Laguna Niguel – Mission Viejo – San Clemente – San Juan Capistrano

If you’ve been bitten or injured 
by a dog or other animal, I may be
 able to help you.

Early action on dog bite and animal injury 
cases can preserve your right to full compensation for your injuries.

Dogs resting in San Juan Capistrano park.When a dog that is owned by a person bites and injures another person, that dog owner is required by California law to compensate the injured person. If you have been injured by a dog, there are things you need to be aware of, in order to ensure you get adequate compensation for your injuries.

Attorney John P. Burns is an experienced dog bite lawyer who has handled dog bite cases since 1981, and has represented victims ranging from very small children to senior citizens.

Mr. Burns has special expertise in how to bring suit against the dog owner in order to obtain compensation for the injured person. For instance, Mr. Burns has particular knowledge about plastic surgery. This is especially important when a dog bite has caused injury to visible body parts, such as the face.

Mr. Burns is also educated in regard to various leash laws and other city codes regulating the control of dogs. This expertise is highly important in cases where a dog bite occurs at locations other than a homeowner’s property.

Should you or a loved one receive injuries from the bite of a dog or other pet, please contact dog bite attorney John P. Burns as soon as possible. Early action on such cases can preserve your right to full compensation for your injuries.

What Other Lawyers Say

“John is one of the top personal injury lawyers in Orange County, California.”

Not only does he have very impressive credentials as an experienced trial lawyer, I’m also impressed with what John did before becoming an attorney (U.S. marine and airline captain). It’s obvious to me that John’s a lawyer you can trust, and someone who will give your case the time and effort it deserves.

John and I both practice the same type of law. While my endorsement of John might result in my firm losing a case or two to him, I’m comfortable with doing so because I know for a fact that he’ll always put the client’s best interest first. And when it’s all said and done, that’s what it’s all about. Helping people! John, it’s a pleasure to know you!

Mitch Jackson
Personal Injury Attorney

“John P. Burns is a highly competent and effective personal injury lawyer.”

I have known attorney John P. I am an attorney who recently defended a personal injury case in which attorney John P. Burns represented the plaintiff. At all times during the case, Mr. Burns conducted himself with the utmost civility and professionalism. Attorney Burns also performed all of the legal actions necessary to fully and adequately represent his client. Mr. Burns also retained and presented many very well qualified and competent medical experts to testify on behalf of his client. Although the case was hard fought by both Mr. Burns and me, we were able to reach a settlement satisfactory to his client and mine just before trial. In conclusion, John P. Burns is a highly competent and effective personal injury lawyer.

Andrew Hubert
Attorney at Law

Get immediate answers during your free, confidential, one-on-one consultation.

Get all your questions answered, and have a clear understanding of how to proceed. I look forward to hearing from you.