Why You Need a Lawyer After a Dog Bite Injury
At Cofman Townsley, we’ve seen the serious injuries and complications that can happen after dog bites. But we also know that many victims are hesitant to pursue compensation. That’s because they often know the people who own the dogs that bit them, or they believe that the dogs’ owners aren’t at fault for the bites in the first place.
If you or someone you love was recently bitten by a dog, it’s important to remember that an unprovoked dog bite is almost always the owner’s fault. That’s because cities and communities in Missouri have ordinances concerning dogs that require them to either be leashed or enclosed. When they’re allowed to get close enough to others to bite or attack them, their owners may be considered negligent—and thus liable for any damages that occur.
Dog bites themselves can be extremely painful and, in some cases, life-threatening. Dogs have powerful jaws, and their teeth are designed to tear into skin, muscle, and bone. You or your loved one may have suffered nerve damage, infection, and blood loss—not to mention the pain associated with the bite. That can mean weeks, months, or years of disability and lost paychecks. In addition, you may have required hospitalization or surgery.
Never let a dog bite slide, regardless of the circumstances surrounding it. The dog owner was negligent in allowing the animal to get close enough to bite you, and you shouldn’t have to pay out of pocket for damages that aren’t your fault. Contact our St. Louis dog bite lawyers today to find out how we can help. It’s our job to get you every penny you deserve.