Dog bites are more common than most people think, and they can be very severe as well. Depending on the dog, a bite can cause disfiguration or even the loss of a limb. Nobody is safe from a dog bite – even if you don’t own a dog, someone out in public does and you will eventually come across that person and his or her dog.
Some animal attacks are due to a poorly socialized dog or a dog who feels threatened by a person who doesn’t recognize that in time. But others, such as cases involving mauling or pit bull attacks, have nothing to do with what you did. Some dogs have been poorly raised or have even been trained by their owners to attack. All of these cases present a real legal issue that needs to be resolved in order to get the compensation you deserve and to protect the safety of others from that particular dog.
At Lake Law Firm, LLC, we deal with several dog bite cases a year in Missouri. While we usually take on cases involving significant damage caused by the dog, we will look at your case if it is smaller to see how we can help you. We can call experts to testify about the nature of the dog that bit you as well as the long-term effects of the dog bite. We can also investigate what happened so that we can show a jury what actions you did or did not take. We will try to negotiate a settlement of your dog bite case but, if we cannot do so, we will be ready to take your case to trial. We will work with you to get the best possible result from your dog bite injury.
If a dog in Missouri has attacked you, contact us
to set up an initial consultation. Let us show you what we can do to help.