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Dog Bite Attorneys in St. Louis Attorneys

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If you’ve been bitten by a dog in St. Louis, you may be able to file a personal injury claim. Missouri doesn’t follow the “one-bite rule,” and is very strict about holding pet owners liable for dog bites. This means the owner or keeper may be held liable for injuries even if the dog never showed signs of aggression in the past.

If you’ve been bitten by a dog, contact Buchanan, Williams, & O’Brien, P.C. to discuss your case with our personal injury attorneys. We have over 95 years of combined legal experience, and are dedicated to using our knowledge and resources to zealously advocate for clients in court.

Call Buchanan, Williams, & O’Brien, P.C. at (314) 635-7606 to schedule a free consultation.

Your Claim

In Missouri, dog owners are considered liable for bite injuries even if they made efforts to restrain or pacify their pets. A dog owner could face misdemeanor charges if a bite leads to serious injuries or a fatality. This is particularly true in cases where a dog has bitten people in the past. Even if a dog owner is already facing criminal charges, you can still file a civil lawsuit for damages. Per 273.036.1, a dog owner is responsible for paying a $1,000 fine and any additional damages the court awards to a plaintiff.

However, a dog owner is not accountable in cases where a plaintiff provoked the dog or trespassed on private property.

Statute of Limitations

Under the statute of limitations in Missouri, you have 5 years to file a claim after being bitten by a dog. While 5 years seems like a long time, it’s important to seek legal representation as soon as possible.

It’s not uncommon for injured parties to accidentally sabotage their personal injury cases. Hiring an attorney can assure you’re following the appropriate legal steps and compiling the necessary medical report documents. If you miss the deadline or fail to build a convincing case, a court may refuse to hear your lawsuit and won’t award the damages you require.

Retain Legal Representation Today

Contact Buchanan, Williams, & O’Brien, P.C. if you’re ready to file a claim and pursue financial compensation. Our Brentwood dog bite lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, so you don’t have to pay until you receive damages. Don’t let your busy daily schedule impede your chance of attaining legal representation. We offer evening and weekend appointments, and can even meet at your home if it benefits your situation.

Contact our dog bite attorneys at (314) 635-7606 to retain experienced legal counsel and fierce representation.

Our Case Results

We passionately represent every client.
  • $1.5 Million BWO Client
  • $650 Thousand Medical Malpractice Client
  • $510 Thousand Trench Collapse Injury
  • $200 Thousand Car Accident
  • $133 Thousand Slip and Fall at Work
  • $85 Thousand Injured By Assault at Work

Contact Our Firm Today

All of our cases are contingency based - you only pay if we win.
  1. We are willing to travel to you to discuss your case.
  2. We have been practicing personal injury law since 1984.
  3. You can trust us to respond to you and communicate clearly
  4. We are a team of highly awarded trial lawyers.
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