Our Columbia dog bite and animal attack attorneys are ready to help when a dog attacks you, your child or a loved one. In Columbia, MO, dog bites and animal attacks harm hundreds of people each year. When a dog bite happens, it is vital that you talk with an attorney immediately.
Columbia holds owners and possessors of dangerous dogs responsible for personal injuries and death caused by those animals. While dog owners who own their home will likely have insurance to cover dog bites and attacks, renters are a different story. Not all landlords require tenants to have renters insurance. Therefor, a full investigation must be conducted to determine if others are potentially liable for the attack in Columbia.
The most common type of Columbia animal attack is a dog bite. Some people have trained dogs to fight and attack other dogs. Sometimes, these dogs will attack humans. The number of Columbia, Missouri dog bites have caused many municipalities to propose legislation to actually outlaw certain breeds.
It is estimated that over 800,000 people in the US are treated for dog bites and roughly 20 die each year. Children are the most prone to being attacked and account for 60% of all dog bite victims.
In Columbia, owners and possessors of dogs are strictly liable for all injuries. This means an owner does not have to be negligent in order to be held legally liable for injuries. The mere fact that their dog caused an injury in Columbia is enough to impose liability.
Dog owners can also be held responsible for injuries when they violate Columbia animal control laws. Many local municipalities have enacted dog leash laws and other types of laws that are designed to prevent dogs from injuring people.
Dog bites require immediate attention by a doctor. In all cases where a dog has bitten you or a loved one, we highly suggest you go to the nearest ER and have the wound looked at. You may need a rabies shot. Additionally, you should call Columbia, MO animal control and/or the police. Then, call a competent and aggressive attorney such as E. Ryan Bradley.
Our Personal Injury Attorneys have proudly collected TENS OF MILLIONS of dollars in compensation for clients. Below are some of our recent personal injury case results.
"Overall, I had a great experience working with The Bradley Law Firm!! I would recommend Ryan and his team to anyone. Being involved in a car accident can be quite stressful and dealing with insurance companies can be even more stressful. Having Ryan in my corner lifted a huge burden off my shoulders and made this process much easier for me. They handled everything. Tina is great…she is awesome! She’s extremely patient and kept me informed throughout the entire process. The Bradley Law Firm team is very personable, easy to talk to, and a pleasure to work with."
Our Personal Injury Attorneys have proudly collected TENS OF MILLIONS of dollars in compensation for clients.
It is our mission to ensure you receive a maximum recovery for all of your damages, to the fullest extent under the law.
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