Dog Bites

When is a Dog Owner Not Responsible for a Dog Bite?

Typically, when a dog bites someone, the dog’s owner is responsible for compensating the victim for their injuries.  Each state has its own laws regarding dog bite liability, some of which impose strict liability for such injuries.  However, there are some defenses that dog owner’s will assert in order to avoid liability.  So, when is a dog owner not...

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Emotional Damages Caused by Dog Bites

The majority of accidents or incidents resulting in personal injury are traumatic to some extent.  However, not many are as traumatic as a vicious dog of imminent danger experienced before and during the attack, but also living with painful, and often permanent, injuries caused by the attack, can leave the victim scarred for life.  Luckily, victims can also recover...

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Are Child Dog Bite Cases Worth More?

Did you know that more than half of all dog bite victims are young children, under the age of 12?  Indeed, some reports say that dog bites result in more emergency room visits for young children than broken bones.  Clients sometimes ask are child dog bite cases worth more than when an adult is bitten.  Each case is different,...

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Handling a Dog Bite Claim in Missouri

Whether you have been the victim of a dog bite, or your dog has unfortunately injured someone else, understand the laws in your state is important.  Each state has its own rules and procedures regarding handling a dog bite claim, and your personal injury attorney can assist you in handling a dog bite claim. Dog bite statutes in Missouri...

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Suing Friend for Injury after a Dog Bite

Making the decision to file a lawsuit against someone can be difficult for most people.  When that person is a friend, the decision seems nearly impossible.  Nonetheless, it is not that uncommon that clients are injured while visiting a friend and, depending on the circumstances, that friend may be liable for your injuries.  Suing friend for injury after a...

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Free Report: Dog Bites 101 in Arkansas

The very first thing to do, if you are bitten by a dog, is seek medical treatment right away.  For purely health reasons, if you are not treated quickly, the bite may become infected, which can lead to ever worse problems. Topics covered in this report include: What to do if you are bitten by a dog Owner Liability...

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Dog Bites

Dog Bites 101 in Missouri and Arkansas

Dog Bites 101 in Missouri and Arkansas from Wesley Cottrell For purely health reasons, if you are not treated quickly, the bite may become infected, which can lead to ever worse problems. Learn more about Dog Bites 101 in Missouri and Arkansas in this presentation.  

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What Happens to a Dog That Attacks Someone?

Being attacked by a dog is a horrible and frightening experience.  Unfortunately, it is very common.  In fact, according to one article, a State Farm agent was quoted as saying the insurance company paid out more than $104 million in dog-bite liability claims last year.  Who is responsible and how much compensation is the injured party entitled to, are...

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Who is Responsible for My Dog Bite Injury?

Each state has its own laws regarding liability for dog bite injuries.  Liability is generally based on who is responsible for the dog and whether that person had notice that the dog had the propensity to bite.  Usually, the dog’s owner is held legally responsible for dog bite injuries.  However, there are other circumstances where someone else may also...

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What to Do if Another Dog Attacks Yours

For most dog owners, their pets are just like family.  You watch them grow up, feed them, train them and take care of them like you would your children.  Pet owners form strong bonds with their dogs.  In general, most dog owners respect laws related to pets and understand the obligation to obey the laws that are meant to...

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