Other Animal Attacks
The state of Missouri is one of 11 states in the nation to regulate the private possession of certain dangerous wild animals, including large carnivores like big cats, bears, and other animals. Strict rules are to be followed by individuals who wish to own such animals as pets, and the same liability laws apply regarding injuries to people resulting from attacks of these animals.
What to Do After a Dog Attack
If you have been bitten by a dog or other animal, it is important to take the following steps immediately following the incident:
- Seek medical attention to receive treatment and document the injury
- Report the incident to Animal Control
- Speak to an attorney with experience dealing with animal attack injury claims
If you follow the above guidelines, you could position yourself to pursue a successful personal injury claim to seek financial compensation for your injury. At the Gartner Law Firm, we have helped numerous clients take action to hold dog and animal owners accountable following an injury.
Why You Need Legal Representation
When you have been injured, including injuries resulting from a dog bite, animal bite, or an animal attack, it is your best option to work with skilled attorneys rather than attempt to navigate a personal injury claim on your own. Having knowledgeable attorneys on your side will give you your best opportunity to successfully obtain full compensation.
As your attorneys, our team at the Gartner Law Firm can help you gather evidence and documentation of the incident, explain your legal options, and represent you in the event that your claim goes to court.
A successful dog bite or animal attack injury claim can potentially provide you with compensation to pay your medical bills and cover for your lost wages if you are unable to work.