Kansas City Dog Bite Injury Lawyer
Compassionate & Skilled Kansas City Animal Bite Injury Lawyers
Most of the time, dogs are harmless. They can be friendly, loyal, and playful
companions, especially if they are around people they know. However, not
every dog is quite so good-natured--in fact, some dogs are violent and
dangerous animals, especially if they are provoked. What’s even
worse, some dogs are trained to attack at any moment. If you or a loved
one has suffered as a result of a dog bite, look no further than Bertram
& Graf, L.L.C. Our Kansas City dog bite lawyers want to fight for
your rights following such a traumatic experience.
Injuries caused at the hands of a dog bite include, but are not limited to:
- Head and face injuries
- Emotional distress
- Heavy scarring
Nearly half of dog bite victims are minors under the age of 18, making
the situation even more urgent, and the injuries even more serious. This
is why our legal team will work tirelessly to hold the dog’s owner
responsible for his or her negligence. We will investigate your case in
a meticulous manner, to ensure you obtain the compensation you deserve.
When is a Dog Owner Liable for A Dog Bite?
According to the Missouri Revised Statutes section 273.036.1 a dog owner
can be held liable for the injuries their animal inflicts if:
- The injury sustained was a direct result of the dog bite
- The injury victim was either on public property or lawfully on private
property at the time the bite occurred
- The injury victim did not provoke the dog to bite them
Additionally, Missouri is one of the states that follow “strict liability”
law when it comes to dog bites. This means that a dog owner can still
be held liable for a dog bit even if they took reasonable care to prevent
Contact Our Kansas City Dog Bite Attorneys Today
If you or a loved one has been bitten by a dog, our legal team at Bertram
& Graf, L.L.C. understands just how harrowing of a situation it may
be. We know you are now likely facing a number of painful injuries, costly
medical bills, loss of work or wages, as well as pain and suffering due
to the trauma of the event. This is why we don’t want you to face
this difficult time alone--allow us to be your trusted legal advocates
until your case is resolved.
Schedule an initial consultation with a trusted Kansas City dog bite lawyer today by
calling (888) 398-2277.