Ventura Dog Bite Lawyer
Zavala Law, PC Can Help with the Aftermath of Animal Attacks in California
Dog bites and other animal attacks can be traumatic and cause serious injuries
and infections. Each year, dogs bite
more than 4.5 million people, and more than 800,000 of those people seek medical treatment for their
wounds. Sadly, children are the most susceptible to serious dog bite injuries.
If you or your child is attacked by an animal you do not own, you may be
entitled to compensation. Dog owners in California are responsible for
any injuries that their animals cause others, and they may be required
to pay medical bills, missed wages, and other losses in the aftermath
of a bite or attack.
Zavala Law, PC can help you recover the compensation you need to move forward
by holding dog owners accountable. With more than a decade of legal experience,
our team has defended dog owners in the past and knows best how to prosecute
cases against them. Each client gets
Attorney Matt Zavala’s personalized care and attention.
Call us at (805) 667-0398 to tell Matt about your accident and get the
legal help you need.
When Do Most Dog Bites Occur?
Most dog bites happen at or near a residence, and often involve a child.
Usually, the offending dog belongs to the victim’s family, a friend,
or a neighbor.
If you or a loved one is bitten by anyone’s dog, do not hesitate
to act. In most cases, you would file a claim with the dog owner’s
homeowner’s insurance policy.
If a dog bites you, seek medical treatment, gather as much information
about the animal, its owner, and their insurance company as possible, and call our Ventura dog bite attorney.
Common Dog Bite Injuries
Getting attacked by a dog can result in serious injuries.
Common dog bite injuries include:
- Scratches, tears, and other skin abrasions
- Cuts and lacerations
- Puncture wounds
- Broken bones
- Tearing and avulsion
- Crush injuries
Dog bites can also spread disease and the wounds can become infected, which
increases the likelihood of long-term issues.
According to the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),
diseases that can be spread by dogs include:
- Tickborne diseases
Some infections and diseases can also lead to sepsis, a life-threatening
Long-Term Effects of Dog Bites
Scarring is the most common long-term effect of dog bites. Victims may
also suffer nerve damage, muscle damage, or loss of function in or around
the affected area. And this is only the physical aspect.
Suffering a dog bite can cause post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and
cynophobia, especially among children. Cynophobia is the overwhelming
fear of dogs, and PTSD is a serious mental health condition that can prevent
someone from working or living their life normally.
If you or a loved one has suffered a dog bite, you owe it to yourself and
your family to prepare for the short-term and long-term effects of such
a traumatic event.
Zavala Law, PC can help provide the resources you need to heal, whether
that means getting your wound treated or seeking therapy for PTSD. Our
firm brings passion, experience, and diligence to your case, and you will
always be able to reach Matt via phone, text, or email.
We want you to choose the right attorney, maximize your compensation, and
secure your future, which is why we offer free consultations to help you
get to know Matt and our firm
Meet with Matt for free at the time that works best for your schedule –
call us at (805) 667-0398 or contact us onlineto schedule your free case review today.