German Shepherd Attacks
Long Beach Dog Bite Lawyer
German Shepherds, sometimes called Alsatians, were originally bred to herd sheep. They are one of the most registered breeds in the whole world. There are some figures that show German Shepherds as being responsible for the highest number of dog attacks out of all breeds of dog. Additional studies show that they are more prone to attacking people than any other dog, and that bites from a German Shepherd cause the highest number of bites needing medical attention.
The dog bite law in California makes the dog's owner strictly liable for the actions of his dog when it comes to biting. If your German Shepherd bites someone the owner may end up paying substantial damages, even if your dog has not bitten anyone before. If the dog that bit you or your child is owned by a friend or family member there is sometimes a reticence to bring legal action against that person. In many cases your attorney will be negotiating with company that provides insurance to the dog's owner that would cover the event of a dog bite or attack and not your friend or neighbor. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a German Shepherd bite, contact a Long Beach dog bite lawyer to discuss the details of the attack.
Physical Injuries Caused By Dog Bites
German Shepherds have extremely strong bite pressure with a force of 238 to 750 pounds. Their bites can cause serious injuries. These may include:
- Deep lacerations and cuts
- Tissue damage
- Crushed bones or fractures
- Infections such as rabies
- Facial structure damage
- Nerve injuries
- Brain Damage
If you has experience these or other injuries when bitten by a German Shepherd, call The Law Office of Leonard Matsuk. We have the negotiating skills and trial experience that you need to be confident your case is in good hands.
If you have been bitten by a German Shepherd,
contact a Long Beach Dog Bite Attorney