Des Moines Dog Bite Attorney
If you have suffered a dog bite injury, you are not alone; each year, according to the Center for Disease Control, more than 368,000 people sought emergency room treatment for dog bite-related injuries. A dog bite can cause personal injury ranging from lacerations to deformity and, in the most tragic cases, wrongful death.
If you or a loved one has been attacked by a dog, you may be entitled to damages for your injuries. At LaMarca Law Group, P.C., a Des Moines dog bite attorney can help. Each lawyer at our Des Moines firm has the experience necessary to use state and federal dog bite laws to your advantage. Call (515) 225-2600 for a consultation.
Dog Bite Liability
Laws governing liability in dog bite cases vary from state to state, and they often depend, in part, on the circumstances surrounding the attack. In most states, “strict liability” laws apply: the animal’s owner is held totally liable for all damages, regardless of whether he or she was aware of the dog’s propensity for violence.
In other states, an owner may be liable to a lesser degree if the animal had shown no previous inclination toward attack or if the dog acted playfully (did not intend to cause an injury). The law can also be complex regarding the victim’s role in the attack (for example, if the victim was on the owner’s property illegally or if the victim provoked the dog). Given the multifaceted and “case-by-case” nature of dog bite law, it is crucial to hire a talented attorney as soon as possible after your injury. To speak with a skilled Des Moines dog bite lawyer, contact LaMarca Law Group, P.C. today. Our attorneys have the experience necessary to work toward the best possible outcome.
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Our Dog Bite Attorneys
If you or a loved one has been bitten by a dog, you need the assistance of an experienced dog bite lawyer. At LaMarca Law Group, P.C. in Des Moines, we will make every effort to hold the appropriate parties responsible so that your injury does not go uncompensated. Contact us to schedule a consultation with a Des Moines dog bite attorney today.
Iowa Dog Bite Victims – Contact an Attorney
If you live in central Iowa and need to speak with a Des Moines dog bite attorney following a serious injury, we can help. LaMarca Law Group, P.C. is committed to serving dog bite victims; contact us today at (515) 225-2600.