Dog Bites

Long Beach Dog Bite Attorney

Personal Injury Claims for Dog Attacks in California

Dogs, also known as man's best friend, are in an overwhelming number of American families. In fact, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) estimates that anywhere between 37% to 47% of American households keep dogs as pets. It can be no surprise then that not all animals are cared for or raised properly, leading to aggressive or wild animals.

Annually compiled dog bite statistics suggest that around 4.7 million Americans are bitten by dogs each year, and around 370,000 of these attacks lead to necessary hospitalization of the victim. Rottweiler attacks, German shepherd attacks and pit bull attacks permeate the media as negligent owners continue to fail to handle their dogs responsibly. When a dog attacks or bites someone, especially someone who is elderly or young, serious bodily injury can occur. If this has happened to you or a loved one, the Law Office of Leonard Matsuk can come to your legal aid.

Contact us today and tell us all about what happened to you. Our Long Beach dog bite lawyer may be able to pursue financial compensation on your behalf.

One Bite Is One Bite Too Many

Some states have a "one-bite rule" that more or less excuses a dog and its owner for the first time it injures someone. In California State law, however, dog owners are held "strictly liable" for any attacks made while in public, or against someone who is lawfully in a private space. No canine or owner is exempt from this legislation, regardless of the hound's breed or history of complacency.

Dog bite injuries that may occur in the event of an aggravated dog attack include:

Compassionate Legal Counsel Standing Up for Your Rights

No matter how gentle a dog may have appeared, and regardless of the precautions its owners may have tried to take, if you were bitten by the animal while you were minding your own business or posing no threat, legal action needs to be taken. The repercussions of one dog bite can be felt – physically, emotionally, and financially – for years to come. When you schedule a complimentary initial consultation with our firm, we can review your injuries, the evidence of your case, and determine how much compensation you will require to help you pay for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Rehabilitation fees
  • Lost wages due to recovery time
  • Therapy or psychological trauma treatment

At the Law Office of Leonard Matsuk, we know that dog bite injuries are a delicate area of personal injury claims. Pet owners tend to be protective of their dogs and they may try to discourage filing a claim. When you are forced to endure physical pain and mental trauma because of a dog attack, however, there is absolutely no reason that you should be not fairly compensated. Please do not hesitate to call 800.993.2153 as the collection of evidence must be done in a timely manner.

Contact a Long Beach Dog Bite Attorney at our firm if you have sustained serious injuries following a dog attack.

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