Long Beach Dog Bite
Getting injured in a canine attack can cause serious injury. Thus, it is usually a traumatic experience. And that can have emotional and physical scars for a long period of time. So the Long Beach Ehline Law Firm is the place injured consumers go when they are seeking legal help. Clients know a well-vetted lawyer is a necessity. And we competently represent dog bite attack victims.
This law firm has successfully protected the rights of bitten clients. Their efforts have helped thousands of customers recover the maximum amount of compensation. So if it’s available under common law, code, and statute we get it. When a child is a victim of a dog bite attack, it can be devastating and have severe or critical consequences.
Ehline’s legal advocates have the experience needed in representing the family. Our experiences enable us to relate with those who have suffered the trauma. Especially true is our empathy associated with a child injured in this way. We are able to relate to people. This makes us more effective and compassionate to the needs of the wounded.
Ehline has won millions of dollars for survivors of tragedies like vicious canine assaults. Our victories including claims against Long Beach dog owners and controllers. Give us a call and get a free legal consultation so we can discuss whether or not you should proceed with a claim. It’s probably a good idea to consider using us as your advocate.
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What Do We Do to Preserve Your Rights in a Long Beach Dog Attack?
There are many things a consumer has to worry about after an assault such as this. You will likely need medical care and maybe even psychological counseling. Accordingly, the last thing you need to worry about is homeowner’s insurance adjusters. Also, their investigators and representatives will try hassling, browbeating, and blaming you. So don’t let them blame you for your mishap.
We will immediately take over your file, instruct the above adversaries to leave you alone and inter alia:
- Give a free consultation
- Move to recover lost wages
- Offer a no fee will be charged unless we win promise
- Fight continuously to get the back highest amount of compensation
- Interact with the hospitals and physicians to make sure you get the right care and reports
Who is Legally Liable for Your Bite Wounds?
In Long Beach, every year, some adults and children fall victim to dog bite attacks and suffer serious injuries. It could be the fault of a police dog whose handler allowed it to exceed the valid force authorized under the law; it could be a landlord who let a dangerous animal stay at a residence or the dog’s owner who is responsible.
If a dog assault occurs on the pet owner’s property, the owner still might be held accountable if their four-legged critter bites a person who was not an intruder, for example. Lack of prior reports of vicious behavior or bites is no bar to recovery of money damages in California. So in a nutshell, the boss, owner or controller of the dog, or the premises the dog resides in, is usually legally liable to you.
What About Unusually Dangerous Dogs?
We do know that lower income areas of this community have a higher than average population of dogs like Pit bulls, or Rottweilers for example. There are two sides to this story. Dog fanatics say that there is no such thing as an unusually dangerous dog and that owners need to train them and thus zero injuries would occur if not but for training.
Victims rights groups and injury lawyers will argue that these animals came from wolves, that Rotts were used to protect the Roman legions from aggressors, and lions, and that Pit bulls were bred to attack and kill lions. Plus, both dog breeds and several others have incredibly sharp teeth and powerful jaws and equal bite forces. Last, it is actually no secret, that many professionals who work with these animals and even courts of law also classify these gang-banger types dogs as “unusually dangerous.”
- Gang-banger dogs? What?
Why do we say gang-banger? Simple, these particular dogs are associated with being tough, and macho. Many gang-bangers reside in low-income areas and like these dogs since they make them look and feel “tough.” Conversely, many people who live near gang-bangers like these dogs. This is because they know that criminals fear them most.
So like any town, Long Beach has its unique personality when it comes to certain things. The common denominator is that we sue anyone and everyone who owned or controlled a dog that hurt you or your family, without hesitation. If they have the apparent ability to pay, we go after them. We will not be intimidated from pursuing justice on your behalf.
Reducing Risks of “Inherently Dangerous” Dogs Attacking
As stated above, certain dog breeds have the ability to cause severe, and even debilitating injuries. Hence, when they attack an adult victim, let alone a small child the injuries can be horrific. Rule one for potential victims, stay away from known danger zones and dangerous areas. For dog owners who care about others, spaying or neutering these more aggressive breeds can certainly cause them to be less aggressive. But this does not stop surprise injuries from happening. Pedestrians are especially vulnerable to loose animals.
Relevant Statistics Prove the Dangers
Long Beach dog bite attack victims not alone. Nationwide annually there are over 850,000 victims that seen in hospital emergency rooms. And a large number are in-patients. Annually there are approximately 20 people that die in a dog bite scuffle.
Statistics show that about 60 percent of dog bite victims are children. And these can have a high risk of infection, either bacterial or parasitic. The child can suffer nerve damage and permanent scarring from this bad and severe injury.
Some Relevant Dog Bite Laws
In California, the owner of the canine must by law protect the public. They do so by having control or restraining their dog at all times. When a dog bites an adult or child, the owner of the canine can become responsible. As a result of the injuries the victim suffered they can become strictly liable.
If the canine is not secured properly on the owner’s premises, or on a leash, the owner is legally negligent. When the owner knows the dog has a propensity for violence there are more problems. Hence, even if the animal is on a tether, it could approach a person. It could scratch or hurt someone. No matter what, the owner is still responsible.
What Do I Do If Me or Someone I Love Was Hurt By A Dog?
Your case if filed is likely to end up in Long Beach or San Pedro Superior Court. These are both local to our law firm. If you or a loved one has been a victim of a dog bite injury, Ehline Law Firm are legal pugilists. If you are a survivor of a fatal loss or a surprise attack, speak with one of our experienced experts before it’s too late. Use our online e-mail form or talk to us by telephone at (888) 400-9721.