Dog Bite Accident Lawyer
Injured by a Dog Bite in Oregon? Call (541) 948-8830 for a Free Injury Consultation.
Man’s best friend is sometimes man’s worst enemy. Up to 13,000 people in the U.S. are injured and hospitalized for dog bite injuries. A dog bite can cause permanent scarring, nerve damage and loss of sensation, and infection. If an aggressive dog has bitten and injured you or a loved one, you may be entitled to compensation under Oregon law.
Miller & Hopp Attorneys at Law’s dog bite injury lawyer is experienced and skilled at injury litigation and settlement and will handle the complexities of your dog bite injury case. There’s no fee unless we get money for you. Contact Miller & Hopp Attorneys at Law today for your free injury consultation.
What do you need to know about dog bite laws in Oregon?
Dog bite injury laws in Oregon are governed under the “potentially dangerous dog” guidelines. An Oregonian dog owner may be held liable for a dog bite injury if their dog meets any of the following criteria:
- The dog physically harmed someone.
- The dog was menacing to others while outside the owner’s property.
- The dog injured or killed another pet while outside of the owner’s property.
If a dog was provoked it might not be labeled as a “potentially dangerous dog,” and the owner may escape liability. The owner may try to prove that someone provoked their dog, or trespassed on their property to avoid paying fair compensation.
When you contact Miller & Hopp Attorneys at Law, our dog bite attorney will examine all pieces of material evidence and put together an airtight case for you. A pet owner deemed liable for a potentially dangerous dog may have to compensate you for your pain, suffering, and monetary damages as a result of a dog bite.
Dog Bite Settlement Oregon
Under Oregon law, you’re entitled to recover the following damages:
- Compensation for any medical bills, hospitalizations, emergency care, and follow-up care.
- Payment for counseling.
- Reimbursement for the cost of any plastic surgery.
- Compensation for lost wages and diminished future earning capacity.
- Pain, suffering, and decreased quality of life.
- Disfigurement or scarring.
- Wrongful death
If a dangerous dog killed a loved one, the negligent dog owner can be held liable. We are sorry for your loss and are here to get you the compensation you deserve for your family’s pain and financial hardship. Our dog bite injury lawyer will work tirelessly to prove that the dog’s owner was strictly liable, negligent, and careless.
Proving strict liability and that the dog was “potentially dangerous” is not easy for a layperson to do on their own. When you contact us to represent your interest in a dog bite lawsuit, we know exactly what evidence to gather to prevent the owner from escaping their responsibility. There’s no fee until we win your case. Contact Miller & Hopp Attorneys at Law today for your free injury consultation.
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