Dog Bites

Portland Area Attorneys, Protecting the Rights of Injured Oregonians

Dogs are wonderful pets and companion animals. They are, for the most part, friendly and peaceful creatures. But sometimes a dog will bite. Dog bites, especially by larger breeds, can result in serious injuries. Nationwide around 800,000 people per year require medical treatment for injuries from dog bites. The personal injury attorneys at Owens / Pinzelik, P.C. have experience handling dog bite cases and the serious injuries that can result. Do not wait until it is too late to be compensated for your injury. Contact us today.

Dog Bite Law in Oregon

An owner of a dog is strictly liable for the injuries caused by that dog when it bites a person if the owner knew or had a reason to know that the dog had dangerous propensities. Strict liability means that the owner is liable even if he or she is not at fault. For example an owner who knows his or her dog has bitten people in the past is liable for the damages caused by a later dog bite even if he or she took great precautions to tie the dog up or put a muzzle on the dog.

Compassionate Personal Injury Attorneys Looking after your Interests

The lawyers at Owens / Pinzelik, P.C. will work with you to document your injuries and show opposing parties and their insurers the true extent of your loss. Insurance companies and homeowner’s associations often get involved in dog bite cases. They will have investigators and lawyers on their side looking after their interests. You need someone on your side fighting to protect you. Dealing with insurance companies can be stressful; let us do the work for you. Our dog bite attorneys will meet with you for a free consultation if you have been injured by another person’s dog. We will employ our knowledge and experience to get you the recovery that you deserve.

Our lawyers will vigorously pursue a full recovery for injuries from a dog bite such as:

  • cuts
  • puncture wounds
  • tears
  • serious infections
  • scars

Our team will analyze all possible sources of financial loss that you suffered as a result of your injuries. Our legal team often hire investigators and medical experts so that we have the greatest understanding of your case. We are used to negotiating with insurance companies on behalf of our clients. Many people make the mistake of assuming that an offer from an insurance company is fair. Remember, they are looking after the interests of their investors, not you.

Portland Area Lawyers Providing Client-Focused Advocacy at Owens / Pinzelik, P.C.

Please contact the experienced attorneys at Owens / Pinzelik, P.C. to schedule a free and confidential appointment if you have been injured by someone else’s dog or other animal. Our personal injury cases are taken on a contingent basis, so we don’t get paid unless you do.