Believe it or not, dog bite cases are on the increase and there is liability. Especially where the animals in issues are prone to attacking people. Injuries resulting from a dog bite or animal attack are extremely physically and emotionally traumatic for the victim. The possible loss of wages or medical expenses may add to your financial strain. If you have been bitten by a dog or attacked by another type of animal, The Law Offices of John M. Lynch, LLC, can help.
At our St. Louis and St. Charles, Missouri offices, we handle dog bite and other personal injury cases under the guidance of experienced personal injury lawyer John M. Lynch. With his years of experience and extensive understanding of how a dog bite or other animal attack can affect your life, our firm commits itself to helping our clients stand up for their rights and pursue compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, and pain and suffering.
You do not have to deal with a dog bite or animal attack injury on your own. Contact us today for a free initial consultation with attorney John M. Lynch to learn more about your rights.
Mr. Lynch can help you hold the appropriate person responsible and determine if homeowner negligence contributed to the animal attacking you or your loved one.
After your initial visit to a medical facility for treatment after a dog bite (from a Pit Bull, Rottweiler or other type of dog), there may be lasting injuries that require additional medical care and treatment, including:
- Disabilities or impairments
- Nerve damage
- Tissue damage
- Future emotional distress (fear of dogs)
Injuries to children as a result of a dog bite or animal attack can be especially serious. Children are still developing and the injuries can leave them with permanent scarring and impairments. Our firm can assist you in seeking damages from the dog owner or negligent party in order to provide for future expenses that may result from a child bit by a dog.What to Do After a Dog Bite Incident
It is important to take some necessary steps after a dog bites you. You should not only have your injury treated, but evidence must be preserved in order to build a case against the owner of the dog that bit you:
- Seek proper medical treatment: Since dog bites may actually be more serious than they initially appear, scarring may be exacerbated and an infection may be contracted if not treated in a timely manner.
- Identify the animal and owner: Any information on the dog and owner is helpful in building a case. Information such as name and address, dog licensing documents and papers regarding the current health of the dog are always needed.
- Contact the police and animal control: Having a report on the incident can be essential in obtaining compensation from the negligent party. The police can also determine if criminal charges need to be filed. Animal control can examine the animal to determine if it is in fact a danger to others or if it has any infectious diseases.
Our firm understands the legal and emotional sides of dog bite and personal injury cases. Contact us at 314-726-9999 today to schedule a free initial consultation with a skilled dog bite attorney.