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St. Louis Dog Bite Attorney

Legal Representation Against Animal Attacks & Dog Bites

At Cantor Injury Law we love our pets. But we also train them not to harm others. Mark Cantor is a pet owner himself but believes that anyone that owns an animal must accept responsibility if their animal wrongly harms another and that there is no exception to this rule. So train your pets and if you are injured by someone else's pet, call us! Our St. Louis dog big lawyers can help because most of the time the animal owner's homeowner's insurance in Missouri and Illinois will cover the claim.

In Missouri, the law was changed a couple of years ago to match Mark's opinion that an owner must be responsible. An owner is strictly liable for the consequences of a dog attack. The sooner you call us, the quicker we can help secure the evidence, send you to appropriate medical providers, and win your case.

Contact us today at (314) 485-4005 to get assistance from our dog bite injury lawyers.

Visiting another person's property or public property should never end in you being injured by an animal. If it does, it is imperative that you reach out to our St. Louis dog bite attorneys. Regardless of the severity of your injury, you may be in need of more medical attention or rehabilitative care than you initially think. In addition to your hospital and medical expenses, you may deal with lost wages for an extended period of time. At Cantor Injury Law, we have your best interest in mind and work hard to see that your rights are protected in court and that the responsible parties are brought to justice.

There are a few factors which may affect your animal attack or dog bite case:

  • That you were rightfully on the property on which you were attacked or bitten
  • That the dog or animal in question was not properly trained or restrained
  • That the defendant in question owns the dog and did not exercise proper caution
  • That the animal owner knew of the animal's prior vicious propensities

How Should I Treat Dog Bites?

First, after you get bitten, get the medical treatment you require. Go to urgent care, call the police, and get a police report.

Call animal control and have animal control make a report as well. Check the animal to ensure it's had its rabies vaccinations and at an urgent care or the medical center you go to, they should not suture the wound closed because animals like dogs have a lot of bacteria, so they want to leave the wound open in order to allow better healing.

Are Dog Bites Dangerous?

The answer is yes.

In Mark's opinion, good owners train their dogs. There are no bad dogs, but there are bad dog owners. Sometimes police don't take a report and they rely on animal control report. What you want to do is get all the facts you can and document them.

That's why you need competent and aggressive representation. Dog bites are dangerous because they frequently become infected. You need antibiotics and a lawyer who knows how to win these cases.

Can Dog Bites Cause Rabies or Tetanus?

Some dog bites are so serious that they can cause tetanus and rabies. Tetanus is rare. You want to check and make sure the dog has had its rabies vaccination and check that you've had your tetanus vaccination.

Tetanus is a life-threatening killer - you can get lockjaw and die. We are required by law to have our dog vaccinated for rabies. If you've been bitten by a dog, get an animal control report to check if the dog has been vaccinated for rabies.

What to Do About Your Dog Bite

Once we have a good idea of the severity of your injury and have gathered evidence of how the incident occurred, we can begin building a case on your behalf. We work to put together a workable strategy or argument that will hold up in court against even the most powerful legal team.

Dog bites and animal attacks are a very common occurrence, but they should not go unpunished. There are several ways in which animal owners can be held liable for the acts of their animal, including strict liability and negligence. There may be financial damages available to you if you hire our St. Louis dog bite attorneys and firm to file a personal injury suit on your behalf.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to our firm today to request a free case evaluation.

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