Dog Bites – Advice from Springfield MO personal injury lawyers

Dogs are beloved by many people. But, some dogs are dangerous and hurt people.  Many times children are the victims of vicious dogs or improperly trained dogs.  Under Missouri law, there are three ways to bring a cause of action for a dog attack: 1) strict liability under RSMo. §273.036; 2) common law premises liability; and 3) common law negligence.  See Miles v. Rich, 347 S.W.3d 477 (Mo.E.D.2011). The key to negligence liability is generally that the victim did not provoke the attack in anyway, and that the dog have some history of previous attacks, or attempted biting.  These claims are generally against the owners, possessors, and harborers of the animal.  If you or a loved one have been bitten and sustained a serious personal injury due to a dog or animal attack, please call our Springfield Mo dog bite attorneys at Preston Law for a free consultation.