In the United States, millions of dogs are kept as companions or for security. Unfortunately, millions of dog bite injuries occur each year; a dog bite injury can cause serious bodily damage, as well as emotional trauma. Medical treatment is often needed immediately to treat the wound, and ongoing rehabilitation may be necessary depending on the extent of the injury. In many areas, dog bite statutes are in place that hold owners responsible if you are bitten or if the bite occurred due to owner negligence.
We offer free legal consultations to dog bite victims. Call us today at (816) 298-8708 and speak to one of our Kansas City personal injury attorneys about the merits of your claim.
At Peterson & Associates, P.C., our attorneys have helped thousands of injury victims hold at-fault parties accountable for the damage they cause. We recognize that it is not the dog’s fault they attacked you—it’s the fault of the owner, who provided inadequate training for or protection from their dog. The law recognizes that fact as well.
You have nothing to lose by contacting our team—we offer free legal consults, and we take no fee unless your case is won.
In the event of a dog bite injury, there are three types of laws which a dog bite lawyer uses to establish liability. These laws are:
A dog bite shouldn’t be underestimated; this is a very serious issue. A dog bite victim may suffer wounds that limit their ability to work now and in the future, have extensive rehabilitation costs, and even need ongoing treatment to help them cope with the effects of dog attacks.
Legal help is available to assist you in receiving compensation for the injuries you have sustained due to being bitten by someone else’s dog.
A dog bite lawyer will gather the information needed to establish liability so that you can accurately prove your case. You may be entitled to damages which cover your medical expenses, lost earnings, property damage, and pain and suffering.
As a dog bite victim, it can be confusing to try and determine who to hold responsible for your dog bite injury; a dog bite lawyer can assist you here. In some scenarios, the owner of the animal may not be who is accountable for the bite.
Liability may be assigned to:
Don’t underestimate the seriousness of a dog bite. Take strong legal action. If you have been bitten by a dog belonging to another individual, you may be entitled to compensation for your injury. However, the process of gathering the appropriate information and establishing liability can be very complex. It is strongly advised that you seek the advice of a qualified attorney as soon after the bite as possible.
Call (816) 298-8708 to speak with one of our personal injury lawyers in Missouri.
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