Tag: St. Louis Dog Bite Lawsuit

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 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 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

Bitten by a Dog? Find Out What to Do First.

In St. Louis, dog bites occur all the time. Sometimes they occur within families, however, they also take place on our streets by dogs that aren’t confined. If you’re bitten by a dog, then it’s important that you know what to do. Getting Proper Medical Care for a Dog Bite If you’re bitten by the […]

Written by on December 21, 2017

Steps You Can Take to Prevent Dog Bites

4.5 million people are bitten by dogs annually in the U.S. – most between the tender ages of 5-9. Surprising for many, more than half of these bites happen with known animals, with tragic consequences for all involved. The St. Louis dog bite attorneys at Hoffman & Gelfman want you to know that a little […]

Written by on August 3, 2017