Portland Dog Bite Attorney
Ready to Help you Seek Relief
When a dog attacks an adult or child, it can leave serious injuries, scarring, and result in extreme emotional trauma for the victim. In severe cases, a dog bite injury may even lead to permanent disfigurement and limb amputations. Those who have been injured by another person’s dog should seek compensation to help pay for the resulting medical costs and treatments.
At The Law Offices of Timothy Grabe, our Portland dog bite attorney has decades of experience representing the injured, including victims of animal bites and attacks. We can help you fight for the maximum compensation you need to recover.
Schedule your initial evaluation for free today by calling 503-223-0022!
Oregon’s “One Bite Rule” & Liability of Dog Owners
The state of Oregon follows the “one bite rule,” which holds all dog owners strictly liable for the injuries that their pet has caused if they know or have any reason to believe that their animal may be aggressive.
- Under Oregon Restatement of Torts §518, if an animal causes harm to a person or an owner is negligent in preventing harm, the animal’s owner is held completely liable for the injuries and may be held accountable for paying damages to victims.
Dog owners who fail to prevent an attack by their dog would be considered “negligent” for failing to keep others safe while in the vicinity of their potentially dangerous pet.
Recovering Compensation for Dog Bite Injuries
Victims of dog bites can pursue compensation for a variety of damages and losses. Should they have reason to believe that the pet owner was aware of the dog’s violent propensities, they may have ground to pursue non-economic damages, as well—including compensation for pain, emotional distress, loss of consortium, inconvenience, etc.
Damages for can include:
- Compensation for medical care and surgeries
- Rehabilitative treatment
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Therapy for emotional distress
- Other financial losses from the injury
We may be able to help you pursue a claim through the dog owner’s homeowner’s insurance, rental insurance, or another type of insurance. If the dog owner does not have coverage for animal bites, you still may be able to file a claim through other sources. Our attorney can review the details of your dog bite injury and help you determine your available sources of compensation.
Turn to Our Portland Dog Bite Attorney Today
As a personal injury lawyer serving Portland, we have received the honor of helping many individuals who have suffered injury from a dog owner’s negligence. With more than 35 years of experience, we offer clients the honest and dependable work that they deserve in pursuit of just recovery. Do not hesitate to schedule your free case evaluation today by calling 503-223-0022!
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