Animal and Dog Bites

We Offer Compassionate and Aggressive Legal Representation in Dog and Animal Bite Cases

Every year there are at least 5 million dog bites reported in the United States, with over 2 million of these resulting in injuries. On average, there is a dog bite every 75 seconds in the United States. In 2007 alone, there were 35 fatal dog attacks. Dog bite injuries can be mild to extremely serious, and can be life-altering. Attacks can result in bruises, lacerations, punctures, muscle or nerve damage, facial scars, infections, and psychological or emotional trauma. Young children attacked by an animal are especially at risk due to the trauma of the attack as well as resulting disfigurement.

Animal owners are required to train their animals not to bite other people (except in certain, rare situations), and must keep them confined to their property, or restrained on a leash. If someone has failed to meet these requirements, they (or their insurance company) may be liable for the injuries caused by their animal.

While dog bites are certainly the most common kind of serious animal bite, other pets can present a danger as well. In Missouri courts, pet owners are responsible for the actions of their pets, regardless of what kind of animal it might be.

Get the Representation You Need

If you or a loved one has been bitten by an animal, it is essential that you speak with an experienced personal injury attorney right away. Ryan R. Cox has helped hundreds of people from St. Louis and the surrounding areas with these types of cases, and he is ready to help you too. Please contact us to schedule a free, no obligation consultation.