Roseburg Dog Bite Injury Attorney
If you have been attacked or bitten by a dog, it is difficult to remember that “dogs are a man’s best friend.” People often believe that certain breeds are inherently vicious, but this is untrue. Any breed of dog may attack or attempt to bite at anytime, but it is usually due to owner negligence or abuse. Unfortunately, approximately 800,000 people are bitten by dogs every year; 86,000 of them are bitten severely enough to require treatment in an emergency room at a hospital. Unfortunately, dog bite injuries are highest for children in the 5 – 9 year age group, and the wounds are often around the head, face, and neck area. A dog bite can result in permanent, disfiguring scars, and more than 27,000 people underwent reconstructive surgery in 2012. The most common reasons a dog may attack or bite are:
- The dog is fearful for it’s own safety
- The dog mistakenly perceives danger and is protecting it’s owner
- The dog is protecting it’s owner’s territory
- The dog is eating and protective of it’s food
- The dog feels threatened and cornered and has no alternative
If you or someone you care about has been bitten by a dog, it’s essential that you contact a competent and knowledgeable personal injury lawyer to help navigate complicated Oregon statutes that govern dog bites.
In our state, it is particularly important to retain the services of a skilled and knowledgeable personal injury attorney if you or a loved one has been bitten by a dog, because the Oregon statutes that govern dog bites can be confusing. Our experienced and skilled attorneys understand the problematic nature of Oregon’s “One-bite law,” and we know how to recover both economic and non-economic damages for your hospital bills, trauma, pain, and suffering. When you call Shlesinger & deVilleneuve, we will get back to you the same day to schedule a complimentary consultation. We work with our personal injury clients on a contingency basis, we accept no fee unless there is a recovery. At Shlesinger & deVilleneuve, we are passionate about your rights and dedicated to your welfare! We will fight for you when you cannot!