Who is Liable If a Dog Bites Someone at a Dog Park?

Dog bite laws and dog park rules vary from state to state, but most identify the liable party in a dog bite accident as the dog’s owner. When a dog’s owner decides to take their pet to the dog park, it’s their responsibility to supervise… read more

Can You Sue for a Minor Dog Bite?

If you are bitten by a dog, and suffer injuries, no matter how minor, the owner is most likely liable to compensate you for any damages caused in the dog bite accident. However, depending on a state’s dog bite laws and rules, in some situations,… read more

Can I Press Charges for a Dog Bite?

While all dogs have the ability to bite someone, some dogs and breeds are more likely than others to cause serious dog bite injuries, such as Pit Bulls and Rottweilers, which are often categorized as “dangerous dogs.” If a victim’s injuries from a dog bite… read more

Chow Chow Attacks

Chow chows are, by nature, naturally aggressive and independent animals that experts primarily categorize as “hunting dogs.” However, over the years, there has been a surge in the number of people keeping chow chows as domestic pets. While chow chows are loyal to their owners,… read more

What are Missouri’s Leash Laws?

Unlike some states in the U.S., Missouri doesn’t have a statewide leash law. However, there is an “adequate control” law that requires dogs and other animals to be restrained and supervised on public property to prevent harm to the animal, other animals, and people. If… read more

What Happens If a Dog Bites Someone On Your Property?

When a dog bites someone, questions regarding liability, or fault, may arise—issues that routinely come up along with monetary compensation and damages. It can often be confusing to determine liability in these situations, but a St. Louis dog bite lawyer can offer information on your… read more

Doberman Attacks

Dogs are commonly called “man’s best friend” due to their loyal nature, but if a dog, especially a hunting dog such as a Doberman, is put on the defensive or trained to fight, the results can be severe and often fatal. The Dixon Injury Firm… read more

What Should You Do After a Dog Bite?

You’re walking down the street when you see someone walking their dog. They pay you no mind until you pass them. Without warning, the dog lashes out and bites the back of your leg, ripping your pants. You’ve never been bitten before, and now you’re… read more

Rottweiler Attacks

Rottweilers are naturally aggressive, high-energy dogs that account for more than 6 percent of fatal dog bite attacks in the United States. While not all Rottweilers are dangerous, if acquired by the wrong owner, they can learn attack commands and undergo training to fight. Other… read more

What is the Average Settlement for a Dog Bite Case?

Settlements for dog bite cases can vary significantly depending on a number of factors, but most importantly, if liability is clear, the status of the victim’s injuries, and the state’s dog bite laws. If you need help determining what kind of settlement you are eligible… read more

What Should You Do If You’re Bitten By a Dog?

When a dog bite accident happens, it’s essential to stay calm and immediately consult an experienced lawyer. An estimated 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs every year, many of which require medical treatment for their injuries. If you are one of the thousands of people injured… read more

Will My Dog Bite Case Go to Small Claims Court?

The majority of dog bite cases are settled outside of court by negotiations, but in some situations, it can be a good idea to forego accepting a settlement, file a suit against the dog’s owner, and take your dog bite case to small claims court…. read more

Will a Dog Get Put Down If It Attacks Me?

Most of the time, if a dog attacks someone, it won’t be put down, but the legal ramifications for a dog bite attack can be severe for a dog’s owner; especially if the animal causes serious injury to the victim, or if the attack was… read more

Who Should I Contact Regarding a Dog Bite Incident?

After a dog bite incident, it can be difficult to know what you need to do to protect you and your family from further harm and preserve the details of your dog bite case. After a dog bite incident, it’s essential to hire an experienced… read more

What is My Dog Bite Case Worth?

There are many elements involved with calculating a dog bite settlement, from what caused the accident, to where and when the incident occurred. In most states, if a dog injures a person, the dog’s owner is often liable for the animal’s actions, and if found… read more

What Damages are Recoverable in Animal Bite Cases?

Whether you were bitten by your neighbor’s dog or someone you know has been injured in a dog bite accident without provocation or trespassing, it’s essential to consult an experienced lawyer about the situation and determine if legal action can be taken against the dog’s… read more

Pit Bull Attacks

Pit Bulls are often labeled “dangerous dogs” because of their naturally aggressive behavior and the number of people that train Pit Bulls to fight and harm others. Between 2005 to 2018, Pit Bulls killed approximately 471 people in the U.S.. With 59% of dog bite attacks… read more

Missouri Dog Bite Laws

If you have been bitten by a dog in Missouri and are thinking about pursuing legal action for your injuries and financial damages caused in the attack, it’s unwise to do so without representation from a Dog Bite Lawyer in St. Louis. Liability in dog bite… read more

Is a Dog Owner Covered By Insurance?

Every insurance policy is different, but most homeowners’ insurance policies offer coverage if another person suffers from dog bite injuries on the policy owner’s property. However, this can vary from policy to policy and the circumstances of each case. If you have been injured in… read more

Husky Attacks

Siberian Huskies and Husky mixed-breeds accounted for 6% of fatal dog attacks in 2009. Huskies are energetic and highly intelligent animals that require regular hands-on care from their owner. If an owner neglects to socialize a Husky or make sure that it gets enough exercise, Huskies can… read more

How Long Will It Take to Resolve My Dog Bite Claim?

Every dog bite case is different, but the average dog bite claim takes between one to three months from the time a dog bite report is filed to settle. In cases that resolve quickly, liability is often clear, and both parties are cooperative during the… read more

German Shepherd Attacks

Over 17 years in the U.S., the most common dog breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club in fatal dog attacks were pit bulls, Rottweilers, and German shepherds. German shepherds are common family dogs and gentle, but all dogs can grow dangerous in a hostile… read more

Does Insurance Cover Dog Bites and Dog Attacks?

If you are bitten in a dog bite attack, most of the time, the dog owner’s homeowners’ insurance will cover your damages from the accident, but some policies don’t include coverage for dog bites. If you are unsure if a dog owners’ insurance will cover… read more

Boxer Attacks

Boxers are usually playful and sweet, and a commonly chosen breed for family pets. Much like Pit Bulls and Dobermans though, a Boxer’s personality is mostly shaped by the environment it’s raised in, and whether the owner has socialized the animal with other dogs and… read more

Which Dog Breeds Have the Highest Bite Rate?

Regardless of breed, all dogs have the potential to cause harm to a person or another animal, but some breeds are more likely than others such as Pitbulls and Rottweilers, which are categorized as “dangerous dogs.” If you have been bitten by a dangerous dog… read more

Is a Landlord Liable for a Dog Bite in Missouri?

There are several people that can be liable in a dog bite accident, including a dog’s owner, and in some situations, the landlord of a property. If you or someone you know has been injured in a dog bite accident that was caused by another… read more

I Was Bitten By My Neighbor’s Dog, What Now?

Most dog bite accidents occur in the victim’s home, or at the residence of a close friend or family member. But, what happens if you are bitten by a neighbor’s dog? It can be difficult to know what your rights are in this situation, and… read more

How to Hire a Lawyer for a Dog Bite

If you are injured in a dog bite accident, you are likely feeling frightened, confused, and unsure about how to proceed with your case. Dog bite laws can be complicated and challenging to understand without adequate legal knowledge, but hiring a lawyer to represent your… read more

Dog Bite Stats in Missouri

Every year, more than 4.5 million people are injured in dog bite accidents. In 2016, in the state of Missouri, there were 2,700 cases of dog bite injuries reported to insurance companies, the most common being head and face injuries, and most involving dog breeds with high… read more

Do I Call the Police After Being Bitten By a Dog?

The aftermath of being bitten by a dog can be challenging to deal with, and it can be difficult to know how to proceed with your case. Questions such as, “should I call the police?” “What evidence do I need?” and, “how can I recover… read more