Category: Dog Bite

What to Know and Do After You Have Been Attacked by a Dog

If you have been bitten or attacked by a dog, not only are you experiencing significant pain, but you may have grounds for a lawsuit. So many people in Missouri don't realize that they have legal rights and may be able to be compensated for their pain, lost wages, medical bills and more.  But, getting […]

Written by on September 26, 2019

Lawsuits for Dog Bites – Could You Be at Fault for Being Bitten?

Dog bites happen in St. Louis all the time, and if you've been a victim, you have the right to expect to be compensated for your injuries. But what happens when you at least share in some of the blame for the bite? We'd like to help you understand how it works in Missouri.  Comparative […]

Written by on June 13, 2019

What to Know About the Law in Missouri Regarding Dog Bite Lawsuits

Getting bitten by a dog can be a very traumatic experience. It happens all the time in St. Louis, as well as elsewhere in the State of Missouri. Fortunately, if you have been the victim of a dog bite, the law is on your side. You are well within your rights to hold the owner […]

Written by on March 28, 2019

When Should You Hire A Lawyer For A Dog Bite Or Attack?

Lots of people are injured by dog bites in St. Louis every year. Some of them opt to get legal advice, whereas others choose to handle the cases on their own. If you have been bitten by a dog, it can be hard to know what steps you should take. We’d like to help you […]

Written by on January 3, 2019

Bitten by a Dog? These Are the First Steps to Take.

A dog bite can be horribly painful, and real, lasting damage can be done by certain breeds. If you are bitten by a dog, you need to seek legal counsel. But first, there are some steps you need to take for the good of your health. Should You go to the Hospital? It is always […]

Written by on November 1, 2018

When Should You Sue After a Dog Bite Injury?

Every year, there are a lot of dog bite cases in St. Louis. If you have recently been bitten by a dog, and this is the first time it’s ever happened to you, you may be confused about how you should proceed. We’d like to help by clarifying the situation for you. When is the […]

Written by on August 16, 2018

What to Do If You Are Bitten by a Dog – The First Steps

When the weather is nice, a lot more people in St. Louis are out enjoying it. Unfortunately, that also means that the number of dog bites is also increased. If you have been bitten by a dog, you need to know what to do, and we can help you with that. Try to Determine Who […]

Written by on July 31, 2018

What to Know About Dog and Cat Bite Liability Lawsuits

If you have been watching the news, you’ve probably noticed an increasing number of dog bite reports in St. Louis. It’s difficult to say why they’re increasing, but if you’ve been a victim, this is probably a topic that interests you. There have been some drastic changes in animal liability laws over the last few […]

Written by on June 5, 2018

The Average Lawsuit for a Dog Bite Nets $30,000 – Are You Properly Represented?

Dog bites can be painful. And not just for victims. The average litigation from an aggressive canine can cost owners upwards of $30,000. In 2016, the nation’s largest insurer, State Farm, reported an increase in dog bite claims of 15% over the previous year, paying out more than $121 million for 3,660 dog bite claims. […]

Written by on February 13, 2018

Bitten by a Dog – Should You Sue the Owner?

Bitten by a dog? The St. Louis dog bite attorneys at Hoffman & Gelfman want to ensure you’re receiving just compensation. If you were bitten by a dog without provocation, you are entitled to damages from the dog’s owner. Strict LiabilityMissouri is a strict liability state. If you were on public property or lawfully on […]

Written by on January 30, 2018