An army vet was walking along the sidewalk on his way to a pet store in Asheville, North Carolina when a dog attacked him. The man was knocked to the ground while the boxer clamped down on his left leg and shook ferociously. The owner of the dog was on a cell phone while walking the dog on a long leash. She apologized for the attack and placed the dog in her vehicle and fled the scene of the accident. The veteran is currently on disability for a knee replacement of the same knee that was bitten. Due to the fact that the dogs shot records are unknown, the victim had to receive preventative rabies treatments that cost $17,000. After his medical insurance paid on the bills, he is still responsible for $800. Authorities sympathize with the victim, but stated it is nearly impossible to locate the owner of the dog.
The owner of a dog that is responsible for inflicting injury on an individual via biting is reliable for their dogs' actions. Filing a claim with their insurance company can be stressful and challenging for the victims. Contacting a personal injury attorney will help relieve that stress. An attorney will fully investigate the incident, locate the owner of the dog, and handle interaction with their insurance company. Victims of dog bites should contact a personal injury attorney to receive a full education of their rights, hold the owner responsible, and recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
The skilled St. Louis personal injury lawyers at Meyerkord & Kurth are dedicated professionals with over 95 years of combined experience in dog bite cases, and are ready to serve you. Our personal injury attorneys are licensed in Missouri and Illinois. We have logged thousands of hours on the phone with insurance companies and recovered millions of dollars for medical bills, pain and suffering, and property damage. Likewise, when represented by Meyerkord & Kurth, you will receive the personal attention and excellent service that you deserve while we work tirelessly for you to get you the financial compensation you deserve. Please contact us today for a free consultation at (314) 300-3000 or (800) 391-4318.