California is a very dog-friendly state and in the San Fernando Valley, it is not uncommon to see individuals, couples, and families dining ‘al fresco’ with their furry best friend or visiting the local park for a doggie play date. Dogs can certainly be wonderful companions and while many of them are friendly, some dogs are not, putting you and/or your loved ones at risk for a serious dog bite injury.
Pit Bulls and Dog Bite Attacks
One of the more commonly known “aggressive” dog breeds is the pit bull. While some claim that this breed’s aggressiveness is a result of the training instilled by the owner, the end result is this same: many of the San Fernando Valley’s most serious dog bite attacks are caused by pit bulls. In fact, the pit bull and the rottweiler are responsible for 77% of fatal dog attacks across the country. Additionally, studies have shown that approximately 89% of all off-property dog bite/attack cases involve pit bulls. What’s more, the pit bull makes the list of the top 10 most aggressive dogs in the United States. Some dog experts believe that pit bulls have an underlying aggressive manner, and if not properly trained, can be very dangerous. If you or a loved one have been mauled in a vicious dog attack, contact an experienced dog bite attorney in the San Fernando Valley to discuss your legal rights.
Child Injuries in Dog Bite Attacks
Even an otherwise ‘calm’ pit bull can turn frighteningly aggressive once provoked, such as by an innocent child tugging on its ears and tail or poking at its eyes. What happens next can be terrifying for the child and the child’s parents, as pit bulls often lock their jaws when they bite, refusing to release the vicious grip they have on your child. If a child survives a mauling, they may face years of plastic and reconstructive surgery, as well as other types of physical and emotional therapy. Filing an injury claim against the owner of the pit bull or aggressive dog will allow you to seek financial compensation for your child’s injuries and future medical expenses.
What to Do After a Dog Bites You
If you or a loved one, such as your child, has been seriously injured in a dog bite attack in the San Fernando Valley, know that the experienced legal professionals at the Law Offices of Barry P. Goldberg are on your side. Mr Goldberg has help countless victims of dog bites recover financially for their injuries. Contact dog bite attorney Barry P. Goldberg today to discuss your potential case.