Get The Full Recovery You Need From A Dog Bite Or Attack

Dog bite injuries from which personal injury compensation is appropriate vary and include:

  • Small dog bites that cause infection or trauma
  • Dog attacks that cause life-threatening injuries and disfigurement

If you have been attacked by a dog or any other animal in Missouri or Kansas, you should speak with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible.

You have legal options, and you should consider filing a personal injury claim even if the owner of the dog that bit you is a friend or family member. Ultimately, it's not the dog owner, but an insurance company that provides you with the compensation you need to recover.

What Compensation Can You Recover From A Dog Bite Injury?

You may be entitled to past, present and future damages and losses related to:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages or loss of earning power
  • Pain and suffering (physical and mental trauma)
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Long-term costs or disability benefits
  • Wrongful death benefits

At Schmitt Mulhern, LLC, our Kansas City-based attorneys bring more than 75 years of combined legal experience to your claim. We take the time to understand your individual concerns and walk you through your legal options. We want to help you make informed decisions throughout the process and only take legal actions in your best interests.

We will advise you on managing expenses while your personal injury case is pending, handle all communications with the insurance company and manage all legal aspects of your case. You should be able to focus on recovery.

Do You Need A Lawyer In A Dog Bite Injury Case?

Some dog owners will offer to pay for your medical expenses upfront. Some will deny any responsibility and claim you provoked their dog. Some will file an insurance claim once you demand that they do so, and others may deny that they have insurance to cover the attack or bite.

You should never accept any of these responses or offers without first speaking with a personal injury lawyer. We can help you recover more than any person or insurance company will ever offer up front.

Even if the dog doesn't have a history of biting or attacking people, you may have a personal injury case worth pursuing. Regardless of where the attack or bite took place, you have a right to seek recovery through legal means.

Some dogs are classified as aggressive or dangerous dog breeds. Seeking compensation from a Pit Bull, German Shepherd, Rottweiler or Doberman attack may seem like a sure thing, but your case is about establishing the full and fair value of your claim and obtaining that full compensation from a settlement or verdict award from the insurance company.

Injury-related expenses and losses, especially when suffered by children or elderly individuals, are often far more than you would ever guess.

Get A Free Consultation — We Maximize Your Compensation

It is critical that you work with lawyers who have access to a network of medical experts that can help to establish the full and fair value of your claim. We are committed to advocating for your best interests in negotiations and at trial, never letting the insurance company minimize your compensation.

Please call Schmitt Mulhern, LLC at 816-787-0145 or email us to schedule a free consultation. We handle all upfront legal costs of your case, and we only get paid if we obtain a positive settlement or verdict in your case.