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Oregon Personal Injury Lawyer

 

 

 

 

Oregon Personal Injury Lawyer

 

Portland Dog Bite Lawyers

 

Dog Bites in Oregon

 

Dog bite injury can be an intensely traumatic experience. Too often dog bite injuries result in long term rehabilitation, surgeries, and scarring.

 

The Center for Disease Control says that dogs bite 4.7 million people every year and, "Each year, 800,000 Americans seek medical attention for dog bites; half of these are children. Of those injured, 386,000 require treatment in an emergency room and about 16 die."

 

Dog bite injury law is complex in Oregon. In Oregon, we have Oregon State Law, many Oregon counties have their own animal control and dog bite laws, and also some Oregon cities have dog bite laws. If you or a loved one has been injured by a dog bite, it is important to seek an experienced, dedicated, Oregon dog bite attorney as soon as possible so that your rights can be protected.

 

After a dog bite occurs, seek medical treatment immediately. Dog bites can lead to serious infections or even fatal diseases. It is vital to get medical help immediately.

 

Next, you will also have to identify the dog and report it to the proper authority: usually police or your county animal control. If the dog has never bitten a person before, usually the animal is kept in a quarantined environment and tested to make sure that the dog has no diseases, such as rabies. The direct testing of the dog can save you the pain and expense of medical tests and vaccinations.

 

I suggest that you call an experienced Oregon dog bite attorney as soon as possible. I handle dog bite injury cases in Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas counties.

 

An experienced dog bite attorney can help you

• get the dog bite owner’s personal information quickly

 

• locate any witnesses to the dog bite you or a loved one experienced

 

• investigate the dog’s history to see if the dog has bitten people before, or has a reputation for being aggressive, running loose, etc.

 

• identify what insurance the dog’s owner may have to cover medical expenses right away.

 

In order to protect your rights, do not give the dog owner’s insurance company a statement until you have consulted with an experienced dog bite attorney.

 

If you or a loved one was injured by a dog bite, you have a right to compensation for your injuries. Your medical bills from the dog bite injury, as well as your future medical bills can be recouped. You also may be entitled to other types of compensation including, but not limited to; pain and suffering, lost wages, and reduced earning capacity. An experienced Oregon dog bite attorney will know how to maximize your settlement and protect your rights.