St. Louis Dog Bite & Attack Lawyer
Personal Injury Attorney Fighting for You in Missouri
Dog owners are expected to maintain control of their animals for the safety of others. Dog attacks—especially involving aggressive breeds such as pit bulls, Dobermans, and rottweilers—can cause serious physical injury and scars. These attacks are particularly dangerous to children.
If you or someone you know has been victimized by a dog attack in or around the greater St. Louis area, seek advice and guidance from The Law Offices of Justin L. Mason, LLC. Our firm can review your situation, advise you on your legal rights and options, and help you make a claim for fair compensation for your medical expenses, lost income, and other injury-related expenses.
Attacked by a dog? Reach out to our St. Louis dog bite and attack attorney at (618) 441-0163 or by contacting us online for a free case analysis.
Dog Attacks & Missouri Law
Section 273.036.1 of the Missouri Revised Statutes covers the subject of dog attacks.
Per this law, you dog owners can be held liable for injuries when all the following conditions exist:
- Your injury was caused by a dog bite
- You were bitten while on public property or while lawfully on someone else’s private property
- You did not provoke the dog into attacking you
The law further states that dog owners who are found to be in violation of the law are required to pay a fine of $1,000 as well as any damages owed to you, such as medical expenses. This is what is known as a strict liability law, meaning it applies even if the dog owner claims not to have known the dog would bite.
You have five years from the date of the injury to file a claim against the dog owner. In addition to Missouri law, local leash laws and other special law ordinances may apply to your case. Dog bites can often fall under premises liability law as well. All of these variables can be determined by our firm so that appropriate legal action can be taken on your behalf.
Call The Law Offices of Justin L. Mason, LLC at (618) 441-0163 for legal help today.
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