Grants Pass Dog Bite Injury Attorney
Unfortunately, dog bites are relatively common and cause serious consequences for the victims. If you have been attacked by a dog, you will want an experienced and knowledgeable dog bite attorney advocating for you. The expenses associated with dog bites are estimated to be more than one billion dollars per year. Regrettably, the issue is consistently increasing. The number of dog bite incidents has grown by one-third within the last 10 years, where the total number of dogs has only risen by 2%.
Even more unfortunate is that approximately one-half of dog bite victims are young children, with the largest number of attacks happening to children ages five to nine years old. In fact, dog bites are the second most common cause of childhood injuries, next to playground accidents. Almost all injuries from dogs biting children involved the head and face – sometimes resulting in permanent disfigurement.
Top reasons a dog might attack include:
- The dog is scared for it’s own well-being and safety
- The dog thinks there is danger and it is safeguarding it’s owner
- The dog is territorial of the meal it is eating
- The dog is defensive because it feels an imminent threat and sees no other alternative
If you or someone you love has been attacked by a dog, it is especially important to retain the services of an experienced and seasoned personal injury attorney, considering that the Oregon statues that address dog attacks can cause confusion. At Shlesinger & deVilleneuve, our firm has been effective in procuring damages for over 95% of our injured clients! Our adept and qualified attorneys understand the complicated ins and outs of Oregon’s “one-bite” law and, therefore, we understand how to recuperate both financial and non-financial awards for your medical bills, pain, and stress. When you call Shlesinger & deVilleneuve, a member of our legal team will return your call the same day to discuss the circumstances of your case and to schedule a complimentary legal assessment. At Shlesinger & deVilleneuve we help our injured clients retain the resources they need to put the pieces back together. This is always done on a contingency basis; we appreciate that you have many things to be concerned about, and we never want our fee to be one of them.