Dog Bite Injury Claims
In a dog bite injury claim, you need a lawyer that can navigate through insurance companies, medical reports, and other aspects of the case. We will go to the scene of the accident and work closely with you to help determine the cause, what problems exist, and how we can help you. We work on contingency; if we can’t win your case you won’t pay us anything. If a dog has injured you or someone you know, we can help. Call the Kansas City dog bite lawyers of the Krause & Kinsman Law Firm for a free case evaluation.
Dog Bite Statistics
In 2003, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a study that examines the frequency of dog bite-related injuries treated in U.S. emergency departments.
Determining if the Owner Knew or Should Have Known the Dog Would Bite
It can be difficult to determine if the owner knew or should have known the dog would bite. Enough evidence will need to be submitted that proves the dog owner should have taken more precautions so their dog would not bite someone. Things that will influence whether the dog was dangerous will be: dog breed, if the dog provides service like a guard dog, the dogs training, experience with other neighbors, posted or verbal warnings from the owner, and restraint system for the dog.
The biggest difference between the two laws is that Missouri does not care if your dog was naturally aggressive or not. Missouri uses a strict tort liability standard, which means that the owner is liable regardless of whether or not the dog was aggressive.
You Can Be Compensated For Injuries Resulting from a Dog Bite
If a dog has injured you, you can and should be compensated for injuries you sustained from the dog bite. Dog bite cases are more common than many people think. The Kansas City dog bite lawyers at the Krause & Kinsman Law Firm know how tragic a dog bite case can be, especially if it involves children.