Dog-friendly offices, restaurants, and retail spaces are becoming the norm both in St. Louis and throughout Missouri. And while most dogs pose no threat to the people they encounter on a daily basis, some dogs can lash out and act aggressively—even when they have no history of such behavior.
Because of that, St. Louis requires that all dogs in public be leashed outside of specified dog parks. However, not all dog owners abide by that law. Even owners who leash their dogs don’t always keep them under control, and they may allow them to approach other people in public. In some circumstances, those negligent behaviors can lead to bites and serious injuries.
At Cofman Townsley, our St. Louis dog bite attorneys know that when dogs attack people, the consequences can be devastating. Regardless of dog breed or size, bites can cause serious injuries that result in permanent complications, including nerve damage and infection. In some cases, victims may even become disabled due to the effects of the dog bite injuries that they suffered.
If you or someone you love was bitten by a dog, we want to help you get the compensation you deserve. Whether the dog wasn’t properly leashed or wasn’t in an enclosure, there’s a good chance its owner violated a state law or ordinance, and that means he or she can be held liable for your injuries and bite-related expenses. Get in touch with us today for a free consultation—we’re ready to put our experience to work for you.