Dog Bites

Dog Bite Lawyers in Newton County

Animal Attack Claims in McDonald County & Southwest Missouri

Dog Bite Lawyers in Newton County

Animal Attack Claims in McDonald County & Southwest Missouri

Dogs are called “man’s best friend” for a reason. Dogs are always happy to see their owners, and often greet strangers with a friendly face — but dogs are not always friendly. When dogs get scared of feel threatened, they can lash out and bite people.

A dog that feels threatened enough to bite someone often does so with force, and may not let go for quite some time. This type of attack can cause significant damage, and infections can appear in the wounds. As the victim of a dog bite, you have a right to recover compensation for your damages. Our  Newton County dog bite attorneys at Neff & Day, P.C. are available to discuss your options.

For answers to your questions, reach out to us online or call (417) 387-3373.

Effects of Dog Bites

Dog bites can cause significant injuries. Even a dog bite that seems mild initially can develop an infection and get worse over time.

If you have been bitten by a dog, you may be suffering from issues such as:

  • Lacerations
  • Broken bones
  • Skin infections
  • Rabies

By filing a personal injury claim following a dog attack, you can recover compensation for the medical bills you’ve paid to treat the related injuries. Additional compensation may also be available for lost wages and noneconomic damages like pain and suffering.

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Determining Fault for a Dog Bite

Liability for a dog bite generally falls on the owner of the animal. The laws concerning dog bite cases differ by state. The state of Missouri has a strict liability stance on dog bites, meaning the owner is liable for damages, regardless of if they acted responsibly in the situation (like by having the dog on a leash).

It’s possible that other parties may be liable in your dog bite case. For example, the owner of a dog care facility or the people responsible for maintenance at a dog park could be partially accountable if certain conditions allowed the dog attack to occur. Our lawyers can explore the details of your case and identify all liable parties.

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