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Skilled And Experienced Legal Advocacy For Victims Of Dog Bites And Animal Attacks

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. Dog owners and other animal owners are legally obligated 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.

At the law firm of Johnson, Mulholland, Cochrane, Cochrane, Yung & Engler, P.L.C., our attorneys understand that your case is about much more than 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. Instead, contact our firm for the support and the personal injury representation you deserve.

Help When A Negligent Pet Owner Has Caused You Injury

Iowa law recognizes that pet owners are often to blame when their pets injure others – even if the animal didn’t have a history of aggressive behavior. 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. As long as you were behaving lawfully and did not provoke the attack, you have every right to pursue compensation. If a family member witnessed the horrific attack but was not directly attacked, we can also pursue what’s known as a “bystander claim for emotional distress.”

Free Consultations Available – Contact Us Today

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 515-639-3124 or in Gowrie at 515-346-6346 to arrange a free initial consultation. We handle cases throughout North-Central and Northwest Iowa.