Portland Animal Attack Lawyer
Oregon Dog Bite Attorney and Portland Animal Attack Lawyer
Beware of Dog. How many times have you seen that sign and stayed clear? Each year almost a million Americans suffer dog bites. Obviously, every potentially dangerous animal cannot be marked with clear signage warning you to stay away.
Animal attacks are unpredictable. There is no way to know if the energetic Labrador next door is any less likely to knock over a person than a vicious pit bull or Rottweiler is to bite someone.
Guiding You to a Safer Shore
At the Weimar Law Offices, we effectively represent clients and their children who have been injured as a result of conflict with an animal.
We understand the financial and emotional hardships you face as an animal attack victim. We aggressively advocate for your rights while providing you with personalized, sympathetic counsel.
What Are the Statistics?
According to the Center for Disease Control:
- 800,000 Americans seek medical treatment for dog bites each year
- 400,000 are child injury cases
- 386,000 dog bite victims require emergency treatment
- 12 people die each year from dog bite injuries
What Are the Effects?
Facing the aftermath of an animal attack is difficult. You and your loved ones are faced with:
- Fear and anguish
- Pain and suffering
- Scarring or disfigurement
- Loss of wages
- Medical bills
Who’s at Fault?
Animal owners are ultimately responsible for their pets. Dog owners are required by law to control their pet. Owners may be held liable for injury in many types of situations, such as:
- The owner was aware that their dog was not well-secured on their property
- The dog was not leashed on other private or public property
- The dog is prone to violence
- The otherwise friendly dog is known to bite in certain situations
There is no “one free bite” rule in Oregon. While a first bite may keep the dog from being euthanized, it does not necessarily excuse the owner from liability.
What Can Be Done?
At the Weimar Law Offices, our attorney, Linda Weimar, is experienced in protecting the rights of animal attack victims. Our firm focuses on the legal aspects of your case while you and your loved ones focus on recovery.
We readily represent injury claims involving dogs, cats, horses, reptiles and exotic animals.
We recognize your need for financial compensation from your animal injury. We are able to help you demand the best possible settlement for your claim including:
- Reimbursement for medical bills
- Future medical care expenses
- Recovery of lost earnings
- Compensation for your pain and suffering
We are also available to assist in cases involving the injury or intentional death of large animals of value, such as valuable dogs, horses and cattle.
NO RECOVERY — NO FEE
For all personal injury cases, we collect payment for attorney fees only when you receive a settlement or an award from a jury.
We will help you calm the waves of worry. Please contact us at (503) 640-5000 to schedule a FREE initial consultation with a law firm that cares about you and your case. Linda Weimar is a woman with the experience and tenacity to assist you with your animal attack matter. Our office is conveniently located near Highway 26 in Beaverton and we are available 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.