Dog Bite Lawyer in St. Louis, MO

Dog bite lawyer in St. Louis, MO. Attorney Amanda Hayden at The Hayden Law Firm knows that a dog attack — no matter how minor — can have a lifelong impact. The injuries range from infections, scarring, and disfigurement to anxiety, fear, and emotional distress. Whether you are suffering physically or emotionally after a dog bite, our attorneys are listening to you. We want to help.

If you have suffered an injury from a dog attack, contact us or call a dog bite attorney in St. Louis, MO, at The Hayden Law Firm at (314) 480-3100 for a free, no-risk consultation. All of the cases that we take on are subject to a contingency fee, meaning our firm only accepts payment if we recover compensation for your physical injuries, prolonged pain and suffering, and other damages.

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Dog Bite Statistics

Dog bite statistics in Missouri and nationwide may depict an unfortunate reality that’s hard for some to comprehend, but here at The Hayden Law Firm, we have met the individuals, children, and families behind these numbers. It is our mission to help them.

These statistics are not meant to scare you, but to help you understand that life can change in an instant. While we know that there are certainly responsible pet lovers out there, there are also negligent owners that must be held accountable for the treatment of their dogs.

If a dangerous dog is on the loose, everyone is in danger: the elderly, small children, other small dogs, etc. By contacting a dog bite attorney in St. Louis, MO, you do more than protect your own rights; you can protect others in the future and set a standard for responsible dog owners in your area.

Missouri Dog Bite Laws

Missouri’s dog bite law (Statute 273.036) details that “strictly liability” for dog attacks falls to the dog’s owner. This means that the owner should be held liable for the animal’s actions and the damages caused; however, this excludes cases in which the person provoked the animal or trespassed on private property, causing the dog to attack. This is known as Comparative Negligence, which means that a person can be held liable for a portion of the damages because of their failure to act in a reasonable way.

Furthermore, certain dog breeds are restricted, banned, or declared “dangerous” or “vicious” in many cities across Missouri. These breeds include:

  • Pit bulls
  • American bulldogs
  • Rottweilers
  • Doberman pinschers
  • Chow chows
  • Japanese akitas
  • Wolf-dog hybrids

Under these ordinances, a resident must follow the city’s regulations for owning a dangerous dog or else be subject to fines or impoundment/loss of ownership of the dog. If an owner has failed to follow these laws and you were bit by one of the dangerous breeds listed above or any other type of dog, you may have a personal injury claim.

Do not delay in filing your claim! The statute of limitations in Missouri is up to five years from the date of the attack. While you may have time to file a claim against the dog’s negligent owner, we urge you to speak to a dog bite lawyer in St. Louis, MO, as soon as possible.

Let us help you secure compensation for medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more related to these common injuries:

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Why You Need the Help of a Dog Bite Lawyer in St. Louis, MO.

Every injury and every case is unique to us at The Hayden Law Firm. The damages to which you are entitled will depend upon the severity of your injuries, county where you live, the culpability of the dog owner, and more. With so many factors to consider, you will need the help of an experienced St. Louis personal injury lawyer to help guide you through the complex process. Our commitment to you includes going above and beyond to ensure that you’re well-informed from beginning to end.

While you take the time you need to recover, we’re hard at work learning every detail we can about the dog attack. Our investigation begins with obtaining police and animal control reports, recording statements from witnesses, interviewing neighbors, determining whether the dog has a history of aggressive behavior, and more. This will help us build a case to present to the negligent dog-owner’s insurance company, giving you the best chance at fair compensation.

Get in Touch With a Personal Injury Lawyer in St. Louis Who Cares

At The Hayden Law Firm, we know that a dog attack can be a traumatic experience that extends far beyond just the physical injury. We focus on you and your total recovery — mind and body — in order to make you feel totally at ease during an otherwise stressful time. Using a system of trust, approachability, and mutual understanding, we help you get the care you need with adequate coverage for those expenses.

If you were the victim of a dog attack, call a St. Louis dog bite lawyer at The Hayden Law Firm at (314) 480-3100 for a free, no-risk consultation.

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