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Long Beach Dog Bite Injury Lawyers

Dogs live in numerous Long Beach households, enriching the lives of their inhabitants. However, anytime dogs and humans live in close proximity, bites are bound to happen. When a dog bites an innocent victim, the trauma can cause severe pain, distress, and financial loss.

If you or someone you love suffered dog bite injuries in Long Beach, you may have the right to seek compensation from the dog's owner and others. Kash Legal can help you understand your options. We fight to secure monetary compensation for victims of dog bites in Long Beach and throughout California.

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California Dog Bite Laws Protect Injured Victims

California law has long recognized the particular dangers of dog bite injuries. Through statutes and court decisions, the state’s legal system has created strong protections for bite victims, giving them the ability to hold dog owners and others accountable when a dog attacks.

Strict Liability for Long Beach Dog Owners

By statute, California holds dog owners strictly liable for injuries their dogs cause by biting an innocent victim.

 “The owner of any dog is liable for the damages suffered by any person who is bitten by the dog while in a public place or lawfully in a private place regardless of the former viciousness of the dog or the owner’s knowledge of such viciousness.”

In plain English, that means that Long Beach dog owners must pay damages to a bite victim, even if there’s nothing they could or should have done to prevent the attack. Only a few exceptions exist to this rule holding dog owners strictly accountable for bite injuries. They are:

  • Bites by police K9s acting within the scope of reasonable law enforcement activities
  • Bites suffered by trespassers on a property
  • Bites suffered by someone who provokes a dog into biting
  • Bites suffered by people who have assumed the risk a dog attack (such as a professional dog trainer or kennel operator)

Talk to a lawyer at Kash Legal today to discuss if your bite falls into any of these exceptions. Even if it does, you may still have the right to claim compensation under one of the legal doctrines below.

Long Beach Dog Bites Caused By Negligence or Recklessness

Anyone in Long Beach—not just a dog owner—can face liability for a dog bite if their careless or reckless actions led to a dog attacking a victim. This liability isn’t automatic, the way strict liability is, but it will still often arise when someone could and should have taken reasonable steps to keep the victim safe from the offending dog. Examples may include:

  • Business owners that allow dogs to run free on their premises
  • Dog walkers who let aggressive dogs off-leash in a public place
  • An animal shelter operator that knows a dog is dangerous but allows a child to approach it

The team at Kash Legal has years of experience analyzing the facts of a dog bite to determine if someone other than the owner should pay damages to the victim. Contact us today to learn more.

Intentional Long Beach Dog Bite Cases

With rare exceptions, Long Beach residents and workers must not direct their dogs to attack someone, and they will face legal liability to the bite victim if they do. You may have the right to claim damages from a property owner who, for example, unleashed a guard dog on you after mistakenly thinking you were a burglar or from a police officer whose use of a K9 constituted excessive force. Contact Kash Legal to learn about our ability to handle these difficult cases.

What Kash Legal Can Do for Long Beach Dog Bite Victims

Dog bite victims who hire Kash Legal get a team of Long Beach Personal Injury lawyers and legal professionals who are prepared to handle every aspect of their claim.  We aim to give our clients the peace of mind of knowing that we have their cases firmly in-hand, so that they can focus on healing from their trauma. Our team can: 

  • Meet free-of-charge with bite victims and their loved ones to review their potential claim
  • Take prompt action to identify a dog’s owner and vaccination history
  • Interact with local public health authorities about a dog bite
  • Investigate the circumstances of a bite to identify all parties who should owe damages to our client
  • Evaluate our clients’ losses to ensure we seek maximum compensation on their behalf
  • Prepare and pursue lawsuits, insurance claims, and informal demands for payment from dog owners and other parties
  • Analyze insurance coverages to assess whether and to what extent they cover bite injuries
  • Negotiate settlements of dog bite claims when possible
  • Go to court and prove a dog bite claim when necessary
  • Collect and distribute the money owed to our clients 

We routinely provide these and other services to dog bite victims on a contingent fee basis. That means we only get paid if we deliver results. 

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Contact an Experienced Long Beach Dog Bite Lawyer At Kash Legal Today

As the victim of a dog bite in Long Beach, you have potentially valuable rights to compensation. But it often takes the skill and know-how of an experienced lawyer to make sure you received every last dollar you need to pay your expenses and recover from your trauma. 

At Kash Legal, our team of experienced injury lawyers knows how to handle every aspect of a Long Beach dog bite case. We act as trusted advisors and determined advocates for our injured clients, putting their interests first in our quest for justice and fair compensation. Past clients of our firm have praised our professionalism, responsiveness, and total commitment to getting them results. Call (888) 527-4128 or fill out our contact form today for a free consultation. 

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