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Dog and Animal Bites

Kansas City Dog Bite Attorney

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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.

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. We are ready to help you assert your rights under the law.

Why Call Our Dog Bite Lawyers?

  • $500 Million Collected in Verdicts and Settlements*
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We offer free legal consultations to dog bite victims. Call us today at 816-888-8888 and speak to one of our Kansas City personal injury attorneys about the merits of your claim.

Compensation for Dog Attacks

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 that cover your medical expenses, lost earnings, property damage, and pain and suffering. In order to recover the medical costs and emotional pain you’ve experienced, our team can hold the negligent owner responsible in a personal injury lawsuit. You have nothing to lose by contacting our team—we offer free legal consultations, and we charge no fee unless you recover in a verdict or settlement.

Who’s Responsible for My Dog Bite Injury?

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:

  • Animal keepers, if the dog is in their custody and they are responsible for the dog’s care
  • Property owners, if they allowed the offending dog onto their property
  • Landlords, if they knew a resident was in possession of a vicious dog
  • Parents, if a minor is the owner of the offending dog

Contact Our Kansas City Injury Lawyers Today

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 816-888-8888 to speak with one of our personal injury lawyers.

Meet the Attorneys of Peterson & Associates, P.C.

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Choosing Our Team

Many people that have been injured in car accidents are unsure of where to start with a legal claim. Our team of highly trained lawyers can help to review the details of your crash and guide you through the process. Below, learn more about the attorneys at Peterson & Associates, P.C., their results, and contingency fees.