Dog Bite Injury Lawyers in St. Louis

Contact the St. Louis dog bite injury attorneys at the Bruning Law Firm today.

While dogs can serve as great companions to many, they unfortunately can also cause serious injuries through attacks and bites. If you have suffered an injury from an animal attack, contact a St. Louis dog bite attorney immediately to find out your rights.

Missouri Dog Bite Law-Strict Liability

The law in the state of Missouri has recently changed in favor of the victims of dog bites. A dog owner is now strictly liable for the injuries his dog causes, which means that a person is legally responsible for the damage and loss caused by their acts or omission regardless of culpability.

Missouri’s dog bite law states:

Section 273.036.1, R.S.Mo. Cum. Supp. 2009:

The owner or possessor of any dog that bites, without provocation, any person while such person is on public property, or lawfully on private property, including the property of the owner or possessor of the dog, is strictly liable for damages suffered by persons bitten, regardless of the former viciousness of the dog or the owner’s or possessor’s knowledge of such viciousness. Owners and possessors of the dogs shall also be strictly liable for any damage to property or livestock proximately caused by their dogs. If it is determined that the party had fault in the incident, any damages owed by the owner or possessor of the biting dog shall be reduced by the same percentage that the damaged party’s fault contributed to the incident. The provisions of this section shall not apply to dogs killing or maiming sheep or other domestic animals under section 273.020.

Dog Bite Injuries

Beyond the severe pain of the bite itself, a dog attack can leave severe and devastating injuries. Many victims, especially children, suffer damaging psychological trauma after being attacked by a dog. Additionally, the bites may leave disfiguring scars, cause nerve damage and lead to dangerous infections or even diseases such as rabies. It is important that after any dog bite, emergency care is sought immediately to try and prevent any of these injuries. In addition, it may be necessary to seek an evaluation from a plastic surgeon to have any scarring repaired.

St. Louis personal injury attorney Tony Bruning has the experience needed to guide you and your family through the difficult aftermath of a dog bite. Contact us immediately to discuss your legal options at 314-735-8100.

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