Legal Rights of Dog Bite Victims

Injury and Accident Attorneys Serving St. Louis, Nearby Missouri, Fairview Heights, and Nearby Illinois

While dogs can be wonderful pets that are often considered to be additional members of families, not all dog owners properly train or take care of their dogs, causing some dogs to be excessively aggressive and prone to attacking people. In fact, between 4.5 and 4.7 million people are bitten by dogs in the U.S. each year, and approximately 20 percent of these dog bite victims require medical attention for their resulting injuries, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

In the event that you or a loved one is bitten by a dog, it’s important that you know that:

  • You have rights and are protected by your state’s dog bite laws
  • Dog bite laws typically hold dog owners responsible, as long as the attack was not provoked and you were not trespassing
  • You may be able secure compensation for your medical bills, injuries, lost wages, permanent disabilities and mental anguish by following through with a dog bite lawsuit

At Brown & Brown, LLP, our dog bite lawyers have a proven track record of successfully handling various types of dog bite cases, including those that involve:

  • No history of the dog previously attacking other people
  • Serious injuries, scarring, disfigurement and/or permanent disabilities
  • Victims that are children or babies
  • Dogs attacking other dogs
  • Police dog attacks
  • Fatal dog attacks

For a free consultation to discuss your case, call us at 314-333-3333 or 573-333-3333 in Saint Louis, Missouri, or 618-888-8888 for our Fairview Heights, Illinois office.