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We have had quite some success in a dog bite cases lately! Earlier this year, Genavieve secured a $305,000 settlement for our client, who was attacked by a Mastiff.

The dog was on a leash and appeared friendly, but when our client went to pet her, she jumped and bit our client’s face, causing injury, resulting in approximately $23,000 in paid medical charges.

Genavieve mediated the case while in claims, which is rare, and obtained this settlement without filing a lawsuit. At Burger Law, we LOVE dogs – I am usually fostering three at a time – but we still fight hard for our clients when attacked.

There are a few rules of thumb to follow when it comes to preventing dog bites:

  • Especially with children, it is better not to pet dogs without the owner's permission.
  • Running from a dog typically excites it, which can exacerbate the situation.
  • Give strange dogs their space. If leash-less or wondering, back up slowly and do not provoke.
  • Do not squeeze dogs too hard. This may agitate them and cause aggression or accidental excitement.
  • Let a dog come to you. Allow them to sniff your hand, finish their meal, or sleep in peace.
  • Another important thing is never to underestimate a dog's size, even if you are its owner. The damage a dog bite leaves behind is often much more than physical. In addition to lacerations, broken bones, and bruises, vicious dog attacks can cause permanent damage and leave physical and mental scars that never heal.

The result of these attacks is even more devastating when they happen to young children. When you or a loved one suffers a dog bite's physical and emotional trauma, you will not simply accept a meager settlement offer. Still, you will work hard to demand and obtain the highest possible compensation for your lasting damages.

Visit our dog bite page for Missouri here and for Illinois here.

Here's an older, short video I did with King and Jackson, who sadly are no longer with us. RIP.

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