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Dog Bites, Animal Attacks And Maulings

Animals have a mind of their own, which is why we still sometimes hear about even-tempered dogs and pets unexpectedly attacking children or adults. Even a well-trained pet can injure someone.

That is why dog owners and other animal owners are expected to take cautionary measures to prevent animal attacks. If a pet owner is negligent, and an injury results, he or she may be held liable for damages.

Help When A Negligent Pet Owner Has Caused You Injury

At the law firm of Johnson, Mulholland, Cochrane, Cochrane, Yung & Engler, P.L.C., we know that the accident was not just a small dog bite. Many cases result in serious injuries that have long-term financial and physical consequences such as:

  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Nerve damage
  • Numbness or loss of sensation/mobility
  • Chronic pain
  • Infections
  • Emotional trauma/stress disorders

In severe cases, you or your loved one may need reconstructive surgery to regain life as it was before. During these difficult times, you should not have to struggle to get answers from an insurance company or fight a stressful legal battle with the negligent party.

Simply keeping a dog leashed or fenced in could’ve saved you or your child from a serious injury. Premises liability laws demand dog owners keep others safe from these consequences. You have every right to pursue compensation.

Let our team of experienced Iowa personal injury attorneys protect your rights. We can make sure you get the care you need and the compensation you deserve for today’s treatments and tomorrow’s support.

Contact our offices in Fort Dodge at 515-573-2181 or in Gowrie at 515-352-3111 to arrange a consultation. We handle cases throughout North-Central and Northwest Iowa.