Animal Attack & Dog Bite Attorneys
Choosing a good animal attack and dog bite attorney is imperative to ensuring that your case will be handled with care. Attorneys who specialize in animal attacks have experience in a) proving negligence, and b) establishing liability with a strict liability claim—two types of personal injury claims that can be made in the state of Oregon for animal attacks and dog bites. We are deeply committed to protecting those affected by dog bites and animal attacks, and are prepared to handle your case in a court of law.
When Are Dog Bites a Crime?
Dog owners have a responsibility to ensure their dogs do not harm others; whether that means they keep their dog on a leash at all times, place them in a confined area when guests visit, or properly warn others that their dog may be dangerous. Oregon law recognizes that a dog bite is often the fault of the dog’s owner, and that the owners should be responsible for paying compensation to the victim. In cases where the dog owner knew of the dog’s proclivity for violence, the owner should be held strictly liable. If you’ve been the victim of a serious dog bite, you may be entitled to receive compensation for:
- Present and future medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional damages
- Lost wages
- Reconstructive surgery
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Nerve damage
What Makes Us Different
With over 70 years of collective legal and trial experience, our dog bite lawyers will answer your questions at no cost, help point you in the right direction, or if need be, represent you and your animal attack claim in court. A successful animal attack claim requires a lawyer with a proven track record who understands the intricacies of animal attacks, including how to determine the long-term wounds resulting from an animal attack that can permanently alter a victim’s way of life.
Finding a reputable law firm with dog bite attorneys who are understanding, compassionate, and willing to fight on your behalf is essential. When choosing a law firm to handle your dog bite case, here’s what to look for:
- Experience you can trust
- Specialty in animal attack litigation
- Satisfied clients
- Fair fee structure