St. Louis Dog Bite Lawyer

Dog bites are serious injuries. Many small children are targeted by uncontrolled or vicious dogs, inflicting terrible bites to the face, hands, arms or legs. These bites can leave scars which can last the child’s lifetime.  At the law office of Walton Telken, we provide accomplished personal injury counsel to people who have received dog bites. Many clients are surprised to learn that they do have the right to bring a suit, and may be entitled to money damages for their injuries, including scarring, disfigurement and psychological trauma.
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St. Louis Dog Bite Lawyer

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What Factors Could Affect My Dog Bite or Animal Attack Case?

When you meet with an attorney at our firm during the initial free consultation, the lawyer will ask you about the incident, including who was involved, where it happened, and how you or your child is doing now. If we accept your case, we will investigate further, obtaining a copy of the police report, as well as the animal control report. Our attorneys look for patterns, including:

  1. Does the animal have a prior history of biting?
  2. Is the dog considered dangerous in the neighborhood?
  3. Was the animal on a leash or in a fenced yard?
  4. Was the yard gate closed?
  5. Have the police been called to the dog owner’s home previously?
  6. Was the animal or dog was properly restrained?
  7. Did owner of the animal know the dog or other animal was prone to be vicious?

What Should I Do If I Was Bitten By a Dog?

If you are bitten by a dog or suffer an animal attack, there are certain steps you should take. They include:

  1. Get medical treatment.
  2. Call the police and file a police report.
  3. Call animal control and make a report.
  4. If possible, verify the animal’s vaccination records to make sure it’s had a rabies shot.
  5. Exchange information with the owner of the dog or animal as well as with anyone who witnessed the event.
  6. Contact an attorney at Walton Telken Injury Attorneys to talk about any legal options you may have.

How Can a St. Louis Dog Bite Lawyer Help Me? 

Many victims of dog bites incur heavy expenses due to the injury, including doctor and emergency room bills, as well as surgery, rehabilitation and therapy expenses. In extreme cases, there is even loss of life. We pursue compensation in those cases from the homeowner’s insurance of the dog’s owner.  As experienced personal injury attorneys, we deal with insurance companies and their adjusters every day. We know how to properly handle these cases and aggressively pursue for maximum compensation for you.

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We’re a Midwest-based law firm, small by choice, with big impact. At Walton Telken, our mission is simple: achieve the best possible outcomes for each of our clients. Powered by our passion for victims’ rights and 150 years of combined legal experience, we work hard towards this goal every day—and we have the track record to prove it.

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We’re here to help recover maximum monetary damages to compensate you for your physical, financial and emotional losses. The personal injury lawyers at our firm understand your concerns and are committed to responding to your needs with strong advocacy and legal counsel. Contact our law firm today to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your personal injury or work-related injury claim at one of our office locations in Illinois or Missouri.

At Walton Telken, trial practice is core to our DNA. We’re unafraid to fight on your behalf aggressively to ensure you recover the monetary damages you deserve.

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Edwardsville, IL

241 N Main St, Edwardsville IL 62025
618-272-2284

St. Louis, MO (By Appointment Only)

214 N Clay Ave Suite 140, St. Louis MO 63122
314-441-7133

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