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Dog Bite Lawyer St. Louis

Most people do not think of getting bitten when they see a dog, but the reality is that dog bite injuries are common. In many cases, they are a direct result of the actions of the dog’s owner. At Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C., our knowledgeable and experienced team is ready to help if you or a loved one have been bitten and injured. We will investigate what happened and work to secure the compensation you deserve. Call us when you need a dog bite lawyer.

Are dog bite injuries a major problem?

When most people think of dogs, they think of their pets. However, dog bite injuries are fairly common. That should not be surprising considering there are around 90 million dogs in the US.

  • There are approximately 4.5 million dog bites each year in this country.
  • The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) states that around one in every five dog bite victims requires medical attention.

While anyone is at risk of being bitten, young children and older citizens are most at risk of major injuries from a dog bite. In fact, over half of all dog bite victims are children.

The injuries from these bites can be serious. Dogs have strong jaws that can inflict serious damage. It is not uncommon for our St. Louis dog bite accident lawyers to see the following injuries in clients:

  • Severe damage to soft tissue
  • Severed ligaments, veins, arteries, and tendons
  • Broken bones
  • Finger amputations

Strict liability for these cases

Most dog bite cases are handled through the dog owner’s insurance, but it may be necessary to bring a personal injury lawsuit against the dog owner if a claim is denied or a settlement does not cover all of your expenses.

Missouri is a strict liability dog bite state. This means that the owner of the dog can be held liable if:

  • The dog bites someone without being provoked
  • The victim is on public property (or on lawfully on private property)

The dog owner is liable for damages even if the dog has no history of aggression or biting.

What to do after a dog bite

If you are bitten by a dog, seek medical attention for the wound immediately. If you are able to do so, get as much information at the scene as possible (dog’s size, breed, owner’s name and contact info, eyewitness contact info). Take a picture of the wound both before, after, and during treatment. All of this will be evidence to use in an insurance or personal injury case.

We can help secure the compensation you need

If you or someone you care about has been injured due to a dog bite, you may be eligible for compensation for the damages. At Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C., we have the experience you need to successfully pursue compensation for what has happened. We will work diligently to obtain the following:

  • Coverage for your medical expenses related to the incident
  • Lost wages and benefits if you cannot work
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of personal enjoyment damages
  • Possible punitive damages against the dog owner

If you need a St. Louis dog bite attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 816-941-8949.

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