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Pit Bull Attacks 3 People in Long Beach


Two pit bulls attacked a woman, her dog, and two good Samaritans who came to her aid on Saturday in Long Beach.

The pit bull attack happened about 6 p.m. in the 200 block of E. Barclay St., west of the 710 Freeway.

A woman was walking her pit bull when she and her dog were attacked by two other pit bulls. Two good Samaritans came to her aid, but they were also bitten by the two pit bulls.

The woman suffered multiple serious dog bites, requiring surgery. Her pit bull also suffered numerous bites requiring treatment. The two good Samaritans also suffered multiple bites, requiring treatment.

Officers from Long Beach Animal Care Services caught one of the attacking dogs and have quarantined it. They fatally shot the other attacking dog after it eluded capture.

Under California law, a dog owner is strictly liable for injuries caused by his or her dog. Injuries resulting from dog attacks can be extremely traumatic, both physically and psychologically. Cosmetic surgery may be necessary. If the injury is to a child, cosmetic surgery may be necessary when the child is older. Often times, psychological counseling is necessary.

At McGee, Lerer and Associates, our attorneys have extensive experience representing dog bite victims. If you need cosmetic surgery, or psychological counseling, but cannot afford to pay for it upfront, we can refer you to the appropriate medical provider near you who will treat you on a lien basis, which means the doctor agrees to wait to be paid until your case settles. Contact a personal injury attorney at our firm today for a free consultation.