Many Americans love dogs and are taken by surprise by dog attacks and injuries. Being attacked by a dog is a frightening and traumatic experience that can potentially result in serious injury and permanent scarring. Dog bites may require surgery and may result in lost income due to missed work. Dog bites are also harmful emotionally, particularly when they involve a child.
Dogs are not to blame for bite injuries and neither are the victims; irresponsible pet owners are to blame for dog bites. Dog bite injuries are comparable to any other premises liability claim, where a person is harmed by unsafe conditions on another's property. Pet owners have a responsibility to train and control their pets in order to prevent injuries to others. When a pet bites or attacks a person, the pet owner can be found negligent.
A percentage of dog bite injuries occur to persons in a professional capacity, such as mail carriers, utility workers, delivery persons, and others who must enter private properties as a routine part of their job. These cases may be workers compensation cases but may also include a third party, where the pet owner is found liable as well.
Many victims of dog bites are hesitant to file a claim against an acquaintance or neighbor. Yet a dog bite may result in significant medical expenses and suffering, which could have been prevented by the owner controlling their pet. When a person's negligence causes harm, they must be held accountable for the damage that has been caused.
It is commonly known that some insurance companies will attempt to take advantage of a victim's vulnerability in order to pay out the smallest possible settlement. This accident didn't have to occur, and there's no reason you should have to pay expenses out of pocket for it. The attack did not have to happen and you should not have to continue feeling victimized by it. Take control of the situation by seeking expert legal advice before you accept an insurance company settlement offer.
The Onder Law Firm is offering free consultation to persons, and their family members, who have suffered injuries as a result of a dog attack. Pet owners are responsible for controlling their pets, whether through training or physical restraint, and when someone is harmed as a result of pet owner negligence, they deserve compensation. St. Louis dog bite attorneys can help a family project expenses from the incident, ensuring they get a fair settlement. Insurance companies have a tendency to pay as little as possible in injury settlements, taking advantage of the vulnerability of a victim's situation. We believe that anyone harmed as a result of a dog attack or dog bite in St. Louis deserves fair compensation. All St. Louis dog bite attorney consultations are completely confidential, free of charge and without any further obligation. St. Louis dog bite accident lawsuits are handled on a contingency basis, without any up-front fees and we only receive compensation if and when we are able to secure a settlement on your behalf.
Contact a St. Louis dog bite attorney from our firm as soon as possible after the injury incident.