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At Peddicord & Townsend LLC, our qualified and experienced dog bite attorney in Kansas City understands the implications of these cases and want to help you recover the compensation you deserve for all of your bite-related expenses. Call us today at 816-842-3200.
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Kansas City Dog Bite Attorney

If you see a dog when you are out and about, the farthest thing from your mind is that you may get injured. However, we know that dog bites and dog attacks do happen. What you may not realize is just how often these incidents occur.

At Peddicord & Townsend LLC, our qualified and experienced team understands the implications of these cases and want to help you recover the compensation you deserve for all of your bite-related expenses. When you need a Kansas City dog bite attorney, call us today.

The Surprising Reality

There are around 90 million dogs in US households and you probably know plenty of people who have dogs. Usually, you never think about or hear about dog bites, which is why you may be surprised to find out that there are actually about 4.5 million instances of dogs biting people each year in the US.

Yes, most of these bites are minor, but the CDC tells us that nearly 1 in 5 people bitten requires medical attention.

What kind of damage can be done?

We want to point out that even minor dog bites can have serious implications, especially if they become infected. Infected dog bites often require surgery and medication in order for a person to make a recovery.

Major dog bites and attack can lead to the following:

  • Severe soft tissue damage
  • Muscle and ligament damage
  • Tears of arteries and veins

It is not uncommon for dog bite and attack victims to need extensive surgery in order to repair damage and restore functionality to an area of their body. In many cases, reconstructive plastic surgery is needed to repair disfigurement.

  • Children and the elderly are at the most risk of serious injuries from dog bites.

In many cases, dog owners are responsible for bites and attacks due to their negligent or careless actions.

  • An owner may fail to properly secure their pet on their property by failing to secure a cage, door, or fence.
  • Many owners ignore municipal leash laws that are in place and let their pets wander.
  • Sometimes, a dog owner will let a dog that is known to be aggressive be around other pets and people. This can lead to deadly situations.

When a dog owner’s actions contribute to another person’s injuries, they need to be held accountable for their actions.

How To Move Forward Now

Stop for a minute and think about the expenses you are encountering and whether or not you can afford them. In the aftermath of a dog bite that has caused you or loved one harm, Peddicord & Townsend LLC wants to help you recover the compensation you deserve. This can include:

  • Your medical expenses related to the bite incident
  • Lost income and benefits if you are unable to work
  • Pain and suffering/loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Possible punitive damages against the dog’s owner

If you need a Kansas City dog bite attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 816-842-3200.