Dog Bites

St. Louis Dog Bite Lawyers

Aggressive Advocacy After an Animal Attack

Dogs can make great companions, but they can also cause serious injury if they attack. This is especially true when people forget that dogs can be unruly, aggressive, and sometimes downright violent. If you were attacked by a dog in St. Louis, you may be able to file a dog bite claim against the dog owner.

At DiPasquale Moore, we understand the deep bond many dog owners have with their pets. That doesn’t free them from all liability, however. Dog owners have a responsibility to make sure that their pets do not pose a threat to others. When a dog attacks, the dog owner is also responsible for compensating the victim for their medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and benefits, and other damages. After an animal attack, many victims do not realize they have this right.

Our St. Louis dog bite attorneys have dedicated our careers to helping dog bite victims exercise their rights. Legal action doesn’t have to be stressful; the way we do it, legal action can bring much-needed peace of mind after a traumatic animal attack. Let us fight to maximize your compensation, while you rest and recover from your injury.

To learn your rights and find out if you qualify for compensation, book a free consultation online. You won’t have to pay a dime if we don’t win your case!

Dog Bite Laws in Missouri

Know Your Rights as an Animal Attack Victim

First, it is important to note that Missouri is not a one-bite state. In such states, like Kansas, dogs are allowed one free bite: If it is their first time biting or attacking someone, they are let off with a warning.

Fortunately, Missouri law considers dog owners “strictly liable” for their pets. That means that you do not have to consider whether the dog has bitten someone before, or even showed violent tendencies. What’s more, you do not need to prove that the dog owner was negligent.

A strong dog bite claim will only need to prove the following:

  • The victim did not provoke the dog;
  • The victim was a lawful visitor or guest on a public or private property; and
  • The bite resulted in a documented injury and damages.

Common Dog Bite Injuries

Dog bites often result in injuries such as:

Psychological harm typically accompanies these physical injuries, particularly if the dog bite victim was a child. Many victims, for example, develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Recover Your Full and Fair Compensation

The losses, or damages, experienced by dog bite victims are abundant. Not only will a dog bite victim need immediate medical care—such as wound treatment and a rabies shot—they generally also need follow-up care, time off work or school, and the like. This is all in addition to the physical and emotional pain and suffering of their dog bite injury.

If this sounds familiar to you, we want to help. At DiPasquale Moore, we are committed to recovering every cent owed to our clients. We are genuinely passionate about helping St. Louis residents move forward after traumatic experiences. This passion, paired with our top-tier representation, has resulted in millions of dollars won for those injured.

Call (314) 926-9144 to speak directly with a St. Louis dog bite lawyer. We take on cases in Missouri, Kansas, and Illinois.

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