Reliable Oklahoma Dog Bite Lawyers
Providing strong representation for victims of dog bites in Oklahoma
Dog bites are a common occurrence, with more than five million incidents across the country each year. This means that one in every 50 individuals will experience a dog bite this year, and many of these incidents will result in serious injuries. While people of all ages are susceptible to dog bites, unfortunately, most victims receiving medical attention are children. When these incidents occur, an experienced Oklahoma dog bite lawyer at the Stipe Law Firm can help you secure compensation for your physical and financial damages.
What happens when a dog bites a loved one or me?
When bitten by a dog, your first priority is to seek medical attention. See a physician as soon as possible for treatment and testing. Because the dog’s owner or caretaker is often present or nearby when the bite happens, a conversation will likely occur at the scene. When talking to the owner, keep the following in mind:
- Do not discuss money or settlement
- Try to gather insurance information
- Ask about the dog’s previous aggressive behaviors
- Do not allow yourself to be photographed or videotaped
It‘s important to understand the potential severity of a dog bite. In many cases, the attack is the first-known dangerous behavior of the animal, but these situations may also involve dogs with histories of aggressive actions. The following medical complications are common in dog bite cases:
- Serious illness
- Substantial lacerations and scarring
- Loss of mobility
Our experienced Oklahoma premises liability attorneys are well versed in dog bite cases and they can help you through the legal process involved in receiving compensation for any injuries.
Oklahoma personal injury lawyers who hold dog owners accountable
Dog attack victims in the United States are forced to suffer more than $1 billion in financial losses every year, and dog bite insurance claims make up 15% of liability claims paid under homeowners’ insurance policies. The lawyers of The Stipe Law Firm work to ensure that you don’t become a financial victim by seeking payment for:
- Medical expenses. Medical treatments for serious injuries can quickly add up to significant financial losses.
- Loss of wages. Your dog bite injuries can cause you to take time off of work, which means a loss of income for you and your family.
- Pain and suffering. Our lawyers work to secure compensation for your pain and suffering.
- Punitive damages. Courts often find this type of monetary punishment appropriate in response to bad behaviors.
Dog bite incidents can result in serious physical and financial injuries. Our Oklahoma dog bite attorneys have a proven track record in these types of premises liability cases, and we diligently work to secure compensation for your injuries.
Call our seasoned Oklahoma dog bite lawyers today to learn more
If you were recently injured on another party’s premises, you may be entitled to damages. Dog bites need to be taken seriously. What happened to you could happen to others, and the only way to prevent future accidents is to hold the dog owner accountable. We can help. Call the Stipe Law Firm today at 918-558-2255 and schedule your free initial consultation, or fill out our contact form. You pay no attorney’s fees unless we recover for you.