On March 30th, a Walgreen’s store clerk suffered severe lacerations to her face from a dog bite. The dog’s owner was walking through the store when the clerk approached the man and his dog. As she reached down to pet the dog, it attacked her in the face leaving her with several lacerations and puncture wounds. The man and his dog then fled the store. The police are attempting to locate the man and dog in order to determine the vaccinations the dog has received for the clerk to get the appropriate medical treatment.
Dog bites occur numerous times a year and more than four million people were bitten by dogs in 2014, according to the Insurance Information Institute. People can be very irresponsible when it comes to taking care of their pets. Most cities and towns have very strict leash laws, restricting dogs from roaming free without any supervision. Despite dog bite fatalities being rare,they can result in deformities, require painful and expensive surgeries, and scarring. Fortunately, premises liability laws hold the dog owner responsible for the damages dog bite victims suffer.
If you have recently suffered a dog bite, contact the law offices of Meyerkord & Kurth LLC. Our attorneys have over a hundred years of legal experience and have recovered more than $350 million in compensation. We will investigate the incident and fight to provide you with the compensation you deserve. The lawyers at Meyerkord & Kurth will go the extra mile to make sure that your case is a top priority. Contact the best St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth.