Tag: Dog Bite Lawyer

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

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

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

Dog Bites Can Impact Lives

While most dogs aren’t dangerous and avoid biting humans, recent data points to dog bite rates doubling in the past 15 years. Currently, the rate of dog bite incidents in the United States is approximately 4.5 million annually. According to the most recent research from Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, they resulted in 316,200 […]

Written by on July 13, 2017

Dog Bites Four People, Owner Cited for Violating Leash Laws

When you think of dog bites, you usually think of the breeds that are most likely to bite – dobermans, pit bulls, etc. However, any dog has the capability to strike out at anyone at any time, and there are reasons why St. Louis has such strong leash laws to protect the people who live […]

Written by on October 25, 2016

It Could Happen in St. Louis: Woman Bitten By Unleashed Dog

Unleashed dogs are always a hazard, regardless of what type of dog it is. According to an article from a news station in North Carolina, when one encounters unleashed dogs the outcome can sometimes become dangerous. The article states that the incident occurred on the track at a local middle school, where the woman was […]

Written by on July 19, 2016

Two-Year-Old Bitten by Dog and Hospitalized Near St. Louis

When a dog bites an adult, the injuries are rarely severe. However, when a two-year-old is involved, that’s a different story. A recent article on the Herald-Whig website discusses a recent incident involving a little girl being bitten by a dog at a Palmyra hotel, near St. Louis. The owner of the dog was a […]

Written by on May 17, 2016

What You Need to Know About Dog Bites and Dog Attacks

Among the types of personal injuries, dog bites often sting the worst — emotionally and physically. Victims often feel bad about reporting dog attack injuries. Unfortunately, failing to hold bad owners responsible only perpetuates the problem. All told, nearly 5 million people suffer a dog attack in the U.S. each year and almost a million need […]

Written by on January 20, 2015