Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death from Dog Bites

Long Beach Dog Bite Lawyer

When a loved one dies in an accident due to the negligence of another, it is a terrible thing.  When the wrongful death had been caused by a vicious dog attack, the crime is even more heinous.  In a wrongful death lawsuit, a claim may be brought by the parents, spouse or child of the individual who lost their life due to the negligence of another for the purpose of recovering damages for the death of that person.

 In California the owner of a dog is strictly liable for the injuries inflicted by that animal, unless there was provocation by the victim.  If the wrongful death has been caused by a dog bite or dog attack you have the right to file a lawsuit against the owner of the dog.  Causes of action that may be raised are that the owner was negligent in the handling of the dog, and that the owner kept a dog that had an inclination to be dangerous.  If the owner should have known that the dog had a dangerous tendency to attack someone, or to kill them, then that person may be held liable for the actions and consequences of that dog attack.  If you or someone you know or love has been the victim of a vicious dog attack which caused their death, a Long Beach dog bite lawyer should be consulted as soon as possible to review exactly what happened.

Recovering Compensation in a Wrongful Death Case

Wrongful death cases can cause considerable devastation and suffering.  In order to recover damages for your loved one's death, it must be proven that the person died from the direct actions of other person's negligence.  In addition to bringing a lawsuit against the dog's owner or caretaker, you have the right to sue others, such the landlord and property owner of the dog's residence.  The Law Office of Leonard Matsuk has been representing families in wrongful death cases for three decades.  We will thoroughly investigate your case and take charge of your legal affairs while you and your loved ones go through the emotional healing you need to do to be able to move on with your lives.

Contact a Long Beach Dog Bite Attorney today to discuss the wrongful death of your family member.

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