Were You Injured In A Dog Attack? Let An Experienced Long Beach Dog Bite Attorney Help
A dog bite is a painful and frightening experience. Most dog bites are to the face and can lead to infection, scarring or disfigurement, and can cause severe trauma. Dog bite injuries range from cuts, lacerations, abrasions, crushing wounds or punctures to fractured bones, disfiguring scars or even death.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 4 million people are involved in a dog bite accident each year. As a result, almost 885,000 people need medical treatment; tens of thousands require reconstructive surgery.
Many people think that only certain dogs, like pit bulls, can be vicious. In reality, any dog can be dangerous. Sadly, children under 10 years of age are at the highest risk for severe dog bite attacks and permanent impairments resulting from that attack.
If you or a loved one was injured in a dog attack, contact an experienced dog bit bite lawyer in Long Beach. Michael Waks will put his dog bite accident experience and resources to work for you. Call (562) 206-1939 to learn about liability laws and your legal options.
Dog Owners Are Liable for Injuries their Dogs Cause
California’s strict liability law makes dog owners legally liable for injuries caused by their dogs. Your attorney need only prove that the victim was lawfully on the premises when the dog attacked, and that the dog attack caused an injury. It does not matter if the dog had never attacked anyone before.
Injuries incurred in a dog bite accident in Long Beach, Los Angeles and surrounding Southern California communities will generally be covered by a homeowner’s insurance policy. Despite the frequency and severity of many attacks, insurance companies come up with dozens of defenses, and try to pay victims as little as possible.
To maximize your compensation after a dog bite accident, you need an attorney who understands the law and how to combat insurance company tactics. The Law Office of Michael D. Waks has knowledge, experience and resources to develop a strong dog bite accident case. Michael Waks will pursue compensation for medical costs, pain and suffering, scarring and lost earnings. Call (562) 206-1939 to discuss your case.
Contact a Long Beach Dog Bite Accident Lawyer for a Free Consultation
Michael Waks’ personal injury law practice is based on the principle of providing each client with strong, compassionate representation. He handles each case personally to ensure you receive the benefits of hiring an expert dog bite accident attorney.
Contact the Law Office of Michael D. Waks for a free confidential consultation. Michael is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Calling does not obligate you to hire Michael. If you do hire Michael, you don’t pay any fees unless you win.