Eye Injuries from Dog Bites
Long Beach Dog Bite Attorney
Americans love dogs, evidenced by approximately 77.5 million dogs residing in homes all over the U.S. Thirty-nine percent of those households own at least one dog. Most of these dogs are friendly and have never bitten, or will never bite anyone. There are exceptions to this rule with nearly 2% of the population - 4.7 million people - being bitten by dogs each year.
However domesticated dogs are, they are still animals. They have an instinct to hunt and to protect themselves and their young. Sometimes this instinct can be deadly. Dog bites can cause serious injuries, regardless of the size or breed of the dog. Under the law, you have the right to seek compensation for these injuries. If you or a loved one has received serious injuries from a dog attack, contact a Long Beach dog bite attorney immediately to discuss your dog bite case.
Dog Bite Eye Injuries
Both adults and children may become the victims of a dog attack. The peak ages for dog bites in children are ages 6 to 10, with many serious eye injuries including vision loss or blindness, resulting from the attacks. There may also be related scarring and facial disfigurement needing reconstructive surgery. Dog bites in and around the eyes can cause puncture wounds and eyelid lacerations or tearing of the lids, and injury to the tear drainage system. There may be eye infections caused by the dog's saliva.
Victims of dog bite trauma to the eyes are commonly brought into the emergency room to repair eyelid lacerations. Unfortunately this procedure s are often performed by either medical students or doctors without adequate ophthalmological training resulting in eye pain, corneal irritation, or, even in the loss of the eye. If you or your child has sustained an eye injury due to a dog bite attack, an experienced trial attorney with 30 years of experience from The Law Office of Leonard Matsuk is committed to representing your dog bite case and fighting for the compensation you may be entitled to.
Contact a Long Beach Dog Bite Lawyer
today to pursue damages for eye injuries due to a dog attack.