Klamath Falls Dog Bite Injury Attorney
The saying holds true: dogs are man’s best friend, but perhaps that’s not true if you are a stranger to the dog or to their owner! In fact, each year roughly 800,000 individuals in our Country are bitten by a dog. And, of those people around 380,000 sustain injuries severe enough that they require medical attention. Although some people think that specific breeds of dogs tend to be more vicious than others, this has not been substantiated. All breeds of dogs can attack or attempt to bite if circumstances provoke them. Unfortunately, a dog bite injury is most prevalent for children and especially to those in the five to nine year old age range. The injuries these little ones sustain are more often than not on or around the face and throat area. A dog bite can lead to long lasting scarring and disfigurement. In 2012, over 27,000 people had to undergo reconstructive surgery because of an animal bite.
The most typical circumstances that provoke a dog to bite are:
- A dog is afraid for its safety
- A dog mistakenly perceives risk and it is defending its owner
- A dog is defending its territory
- A dog is in the middle of eating and is defensive of its food
- A dog thinks it’s cornered and doesn’t see an alternative
If you or someone that you love has recently been bitten by a dog, it is especially crucial to call upon the help of a seasoned personal injury attorney as Oregon dog bite statutes are very complicated. At Shlesinger & deVilleneuve, our company has been effective in getting payment for over 95% of our clients! Our team of knowledgeable lawyers understand the challenging nature of Oregon’s “one-bite” law and how to recuperate both financial and non-financial damages for any medical expenses, stress, discomfort or pain, and suffering you’ve endured. When the dog attacked, you became a victim to someone else’s neglect. Now, don’t let the insurance company for the dog owner victimize you again! Please call Shlesinger & deVilleneuve so we can bring our commitment and dedication to your case and you can focus on your recovery. Our policy is simple. We will return your call the day we receive it to set up a complimentary appointment. Best of all, you don’t have to worry about our fee because it is always contingent of your recovery. This means that you won’t have to pay us unless we win!