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Experience you need.
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Results you want.
Call Us (Available 24/7)

(562) 561-2669
(213) 732-3436
(805) 800-8799

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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Long Beach Dog bite injury Lawyer

Don't Get Muzzled by Medical Bills - Legal Help in Long Beach

Dog bites can be frightening and leave lasting physical and emotional scars. If you’ve been injured in a dog attack caused by someone else’s pet, you deserve fair compensation for your medical care, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Gaylord & Nantais, a dedicated personal injury law firm in Long Beach, California, is here to fight for you. We have a proven track record of securing maximum compensation for dog bite victims.

Why Choose Gaylord & Nantais for Your Dog Bite Case?

Dog Bite Expertise:

We understand California's dog bite laws and the tactics insurance companies use to minimize your claim.

Relentless Advocacy:

We aggressively pursue maximum compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and any scarring or disfigurement.

Proven Results:

We have a history of success in obtaining favorable settlements and verdicts for dog bite victims.

Compassionate Representation:

We treat you with respect and empathy throughout the legal process, understanding the trauma associated with a dog attack.

How We Can Help You:

  • Investigate the Attack: We meticulously gather evidence, including animal control reports, witness statements, and medical records to build a strong case on your behalf.
  • Hold the Dog Owner Accountable: California’s strict liability laws hold dog owners responsible for bites, regardless of prior knowledge of aggression. We fight to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
  • Negotiate with Insurance Companies: We handle all communication with insurance companies, ensuring you receive a fair settlement offer. If necessary, we’re prepared to take your case to court.
  • Maximize Your Compensation: We fight for all the compensation you deserve, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.

California's Dog Bite Laws: Protecting Victims

California has some of the strictest dog bite laws in the nation. Under California Civil Code Section 3342, dog owners are held strictly liable for any injuries or death caused by their dog bite, regardless of the dog’s breed or prior history of aggression. This means the dog owner is financially responsible for the victim’s medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and even emotional distress. However, there are some exceptions to strict liability. For instance, the dog owner may not be liable if the bite occurred while the victim was trespassing on private property or if the victim was provoking the dog. An experienced attorney at Gaylord & Nantais can analyze the specifics of your case to determine if strict liability applies and aggressively pursue the compensation you deserve under California law.

Protecting Yourself and Your Loved Ones from Dog Bites

Dog bites are preventable. Here are some tips to minimize the risk:
If you are attacked by a dog, the most important thing is to stay calm and avoid provoking the animal further. Seek medical attention immediately and report the bite to animal control. Contact a personal injury lawyer at Gaylord & Nantais to discuss your legal options and ensure you receive fair compensation for your injuries.

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Dog bites can have a significant impact on your life. Don’t face the legal battle alone. Contact Gaylord & Nantais today for a free consultation. We’ll review your case and discuss your legal options. Let us fight for the justice and compensation you deserve after a dog attack.

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions: Dog Bite Injuries

Seek immediate medical attention, even if the wounds seem minor. Report the bite to animal control and document the incident with photos of the injuries and the dog. Avoid contact with the animal and don’t attempt to provoke it further.
California has strict liability laws for dog bites. This means the dog owner is generally liable for damages regardless of whether the dog was leashed or provoked. There may be exceptions, but an attorney at Gaylord & Nantais can assess your specific situation.
The amount of compensation varies depending on the severity of your injuries, medical bills, lost wages, and emotional distress. Our lawyers will evaluate your case to determine the maximum compensation you deserve.
We can explore all options to recover compensation, including your own homeowner’s or renter’s insurance coverage or filing a lawsuit against the dog owner.
The length of your case depends on the specific circumstances. Our goal is to resolve your case as quickly and efficiently as possible. However, some cases may require litigation, which can take longer. We will keep you informed throughout the entire process.

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Ouattara Afou
Ouattara Afou
2023-03-06
Mr. Nantais was very helpful and professional when I interacted with him regarding a work injury case. I highly recommend him as he operates the case with integrity and a spirit of good faith.
Tèt Sere
Tèt Sere
2023-03-05
I wanted to take the time and thank Mr. Thomas for handling my workers' compensation case. He always communicated with me and always kept me in the loop on what was going on with my case. Even during the pandemic, he made me feel like my case was important. Thank you, Mr. Thomas, for your time and your hard work.
Enys Dorismond
Enys Dorismond
2023-03-05
The workers' compensation system sucks, but choosing a workers' compensation lawyer with experience and communication skills is key. I got lucky to find Mr. Nantais, who went out of his way to calm me down and my temper. Thanks, Mr. Nantais, you are my guy.
Dacko Rebeka
Dacko Rebeka
2023-03-05
I had the pleasure of working with Mr. Thomas on a claim and was very pleased with the outcome. He was very thorough in explaining everything needed to get the best chance at the desired results. Mr. Thomas showed a tremendous amount of dedication in making sure he provided a great client experience. He didn’t talk over my head, and he was patient with my questions. Mr. Thomas is super in touch and highly relatable to the everyday working American. He was a perfect fit for me and my family. We were pleased with the outcome on our injury case.
freo arestil
freo arestil
2023-03-04
Mr. Thomas and the team are a really fantastic team. They helped me when all other places turned me down. I recommended them to a co-worker of mine, and they are now helping her. I know that if I have any problems at work, I will definitely call them again.
Elve Edline
Elve Edline
2023-03-04
I'm writing this review to express my gratitude to Mr. Gaylord for doing a superb job and handling my workers' compensation case. So much happened in the process of the last couple of years settling my case I really don't have the energy to type out the entire scenario. Still, I can promise you that Mr. Gaylord is the best workers' compensation lawyer.
Patrick Fils
Patrick Fils
2023-03-04
I'm so glad I have Mr. Gaylord as my attorney. I have been protected from the start. He fixes any and everything that comes up. Mr. Gaylord is the best, and I strongly suggest you hire him.
Joseph Jn Raymond
Joseph Jn Raymond
2023-03-03
I hurt my right knee at the work site, my employer doesn't support me, and workers' compensation isn't accepted. Thanks to Mr. Thomas for all the help provided to me to resolve the case.
Kervenson Saint Juste
Kervenson Saint Juste
2023-03-03
Mr. Nantais has the ability to see through an issue and determine the proper steps to resolve it. I appreciate the detail and effort that was taken into account. Thank you for all the help and support. Keep up the great work, Mr. Nantais.
Kenel ernest
Kenel ernest
2023-03-03
I was lucky enough to have Mr. Nantais as my lawyer. I had spoken to several other workers' compensation lawyers before meeting with Mr. Nantais. Unlike the other lawyers, I found Mr. Nantais very easy to talk with right from the start. He understood what had happened to me with my work situation and showed compassion for my plight. What really impressed me was how well Mr. Nantais represented me when dealing with the opposing counsel. He did an excellent job advocating for my needs, and I was very happy with the case's outcome.
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