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Dog Bite Attorneys In Jefferson City Take On Challenging Cases

An animal attack can cause serious and sometimes fatal injury. Every day, about 1,000 U.S. citizens require emergency care treatment for dog bite injuries. Most of the attacks involve children. Among children, the rate of dog bite-related injuries is highest for those ages 5 to 9 years, and children are more likely than adults to receive medical attention for dog bites.

At Grayson & Grayson in Jefferson City, we represent both children and adults in dog bite cases. Our goal is to provide the legal support that is necessary to recover compensation from responsible parties, such as dog owners and property owners.

Get Help From A Compassionate, Effective Dog Bite Lawyer In Jefferson City

Resolving attack injury cases requires knowledge and skill. Each dog bite injury results in unique pathology. When the skin and muscles are torn, permanent scarring can occur, and the path to recovery can be extra challenging. The treatment and healing process is often difficult, painful and expensive. The average cost of a dog bite-related hospital stay is almost $20,000, almost twice as much as a hospital stay for typical accidental injuries.

Besides addressing the obvious pain, trauma and future medical treatment, reparative surgery, scarring, and medical bills must be taken into account. Besides a careful review of pain, trauma and future medical treatment, there are also medical bills to consider, including revision surgery and mitigation of scarring. The insurance industry pays more than $1 billion in dog bite claims each year. Our attorneys help ensure that our clients get their fair share of financial compensation after suffering injuries due to animal attacks.

Dog Bite Laws In Missouri

In Missouri, dog owners are strictly liable for any injuries or property damage their dogs cause, without the need for bite victims to demonstrate prior knowledge of the dog’s aggression or owner’s negligence. People who have been attacked must simply prove the bite occurred while they were lawfully in a public or private area and did not provoke the dog. Offending owners may also face fines of up to $1,000.

For updates on laws that may be relevant to your case, consult with a knowledgeable personal injury attorney.

Dog Bite FAQ

Our lawyers welcome questions like those below and will provide personalized answers based on the facts of your case.

Who is responsible if a dog bites a person?

When a dog bites someone, the dog’s owner is typically held responsible. However, liability may vary based on the situation and local statutes, such as leash laws or “one-bite” rules.

How do you report a dog bite in Missouri?

To report a dog bite in Missouri, contact your local animal control agency or the health department. They will instruct you on the necessary steps and documentation required for reporting the incident.

Can a dog owner be sued for a dog bite in Missouri?

Yes, in Missouri, a dog owner can be sued for a dog bite. The state has a statute that may allow victims to seek damages if the dog bite occurred while they were on public property or lawfully on private property, and the dog was not provoked.

After A Dog Bite Injury, Get Legal Counsel Now

For a free brief conversation with a dog bite lawyer at  Grayson & Grayson, contact the firm as soon as possible so our lawyers can begin a thorough investigation to protect your right to pursue maximum available compensation. Do not face insurance adjusters, opposing side investigators or defense lawyers on your own.

At Grayson & Grayson in Jefferson City, you will find knowledgeable personal injury lawyers ready to protect your right to pursue compensation after a dog bite. Get in touch with us today for help making a claim for the compensation you deserve as you start on your recovery. Call 573-255-8997 or send an email inquiry to schedule a consultation.