Have You Been Attacked by a Dog or Other Animal?
Highly-Experienced Dog Bite Attorney in Long Beach
While most dogs are friendly and rightfully known as "man's best
friend", there are some that do not fit this description and are
a danger to anyone crossing their path. Other hounds may appear tame but
have unpredictable aggression triggers. Additionally, when a pet owner
acts negligently or otherwise fails to control their dog, even the kindest
pet can cause serious harm. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury
caused by a dog attack, you will want to develop a personal injury claim
with a Long Beach dog attack attorney that understands this unique field
of litigation inside and out.
Call 800.993.2153 to speak to Attorney Matsuk today.
One Dog Bite Can Lead to Serious Injury
The severity of a dog bite injury normally requires extensive medical care
that can leave a person with an overwhelming financial burden as well
as lingering physical pain. With the help of the professional legal team
at the Law Office of Leonard Matsuk, you can take steps to hold the owner
or caretaker of the dog accountable for what happened in order to obtain
the compensation you deserve. With over 30 years of experience in Long
Beach, you can feel secure in choosing his office to represent you.
Attorney Matsuk will fight for compensation that helps you recover monies
that pay for:
- Medical expenses
- Rehabilitation fees
- Wages lost due to recovery time
- Emotional trauma (nominal damages)
There Is No "One-Bite Law" in California
California Dog Bite Law (California Civil Code 3342) law states that the owner of a dog is liable
to anyone bitten by the dog in a public place or in a private place if
they are there lawfully, including the dog owner's home. The civil
code creates "strict liability" so that dog owners are held
responsible for their animal's actions, even if it is their first
time biting someone or if they never showed signs of aggression in the
past. Furthermore, if someone is just watching over the dog as a caretaker,
it is likely the caretaker will not be held responsible for the dog's
actions. An action against the owner of the dog may be brought against
them to determine whether the dog needs to be removed for public safety.
The staff at the Law Office of Leonard Matsuk can help you understand issues
Do Not Delay – Take Action with a Long Beach Dog Attack Lawyer Today
Dog bites can leave a person not only physically scarred, but emotionally
scarred as well. The extreme trauma that occurs during a dog attack is
hard for most people to describe. When a child or elder is involved, the
incident can leave them affected for life. Not only is the injury extremely
painful, but the aftermath can result in severe infections that require
extensive medical treatment, such as hospitalization, reconstructive surgeries,
cosmetic repairs and rehabilitation.
The trauma you and your family are going through after this type of an
injury does not need to be felt alone. Let the caring and personal approach
of Attorney Matsuk help you through this trying time by providing you
with powerful legal advocacy. You can expect to be treated with respect
and individual attention from beginning to end. Your claim and future
are important, and they will work hard to provide you with the compensation
you deserve by carefully documenting all of your losses and aggressively
pursuing settlement on your behalf.
Contact a Long Beach dog bite attorney today to start focusing on your future.