Montana Dog And Animal Bite Lawyer

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Though they go largely unnoticed, over five million animal attacks occur yearly in America. The injuries dot the scale from minor bites to serious lacerations to death. While less than 100 people a year die from their injuries, hospitalization is becoming more and more common. In fact, hospitals throughout the country collectively report over 1,000 emergency room visits a day that are caused by dog bites.

Most often, children are the victims of dog bites and animal attacks. The result of this is that dog bites are the fifth most common reason for visits to the emergency room by young children. It makes sense; they tend to be more curious and less cautious than their elders, and not fully aware of the dangers posed by unfamiliar dogs. They are also not as likely to be able to protect themselves in the event of an attack.

Many dog bites can lead to permanent injury, both physical and emotional. While the most common injuries are obvious, an attack can also lead to psychological trauma and long-lasting injuries that may at first go undetected, including infections. Dog and animal bites can lead to an influx of medical and treatment bills, there may be injuries that require ongoing medical attention and/or rehabilitation, such as:
nerve damage
tissue damage or loss

If the attack leads to severe scarring or disfigurement, years of plastic or re- constructive surgeries might be necessary.

However, if you are involved in an attack, your first step should be to immediately seek medical attention. From there, you might be able to fight for compensation for medical costs, loss of wages, damages, and other costs you incurred because of the incident. A Montana dog bite attorney will be able to help you file your suit and get the compensation you deserve. Make sure you hire a lawyer with experience with these kinds of cases and a track record of success.

Montana is a strict liability state in its cities, but as a whole is a one-bite state. A dog and animal bite lawyer will be well-versed in this complicated law and other Montana dog-bite statutes. They will have the knowledge needed to argue your dog-bite case in order to recover the maximum amount of damages you are entitled to under Montana law.

If you are unable to find a dog bite attorney in your area, a personal injury or accident specialist may be able to help you. With confusing laws and precedents in this case field, though, make sure the attorney you choose knows the ins and outs of dog bite cases and has experience representing clients like yourself.

To locate an experienced personal injury or dog and animal bite lawyer or attorney in your area, visit the American Bar Association's website. They will be able to recommend the right lawyer for your case.


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