Dog Bite Attorney in St. Louis
Are you a victim of a dog bite?
The Humane Society of the United States claims that 39% of households in the United States have at least one dog. The Department of Health and Human Services estimated that 386,000 dog bites are serious enough to be attended to at emergency rooms in hospitals. Many victims are children under twelve years of age and the elderly. There are also a high percentage of work-related injuries - no matter whether they have been sustained while delivering mail, packages, or completing home maintenance repairs. For this reason, if you are a victim of a dog bite, contact a St. Louis personal injury lawyer at once.
Dog bites often come as a surprise since most Americans have an affinity with dogs. However, once bitten it can be quite a serious injury causing scarring, disfigurement, plastic surgery as well as mental trauma. Many states have the "one bite law" if it is the first dog bite incident. This protects dog owners from lawsuits. There is, however, a revised law in Missouri that places the burden back to the owner even if the dog has no history of aggression. Many dog bites can be prevented with proper education and responsible dog ownership. Dog bites can be serious enough to prevent the victim from working at their job and loss of wages adds to the trauma. The victim has a right to seek
compensation for medical treatment, income, and mental trauma.
Dog Bite Injury Lawyer in St. Louis
The Onder Law Firm has deep roots in the St. Louis community. All of our staff was born and raised in the St. Louis metropolitan area. We have handled many personal injury cases with great success and our firm treats each case with compassion and respect. Together we will help fight for your legal rights and come to a fair and just solution.
If you are a victim of a dog bite,
contact a St. Louis personal injury lawyer
today for a consultation.