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Most dogs are loved and important members of a family. However, dog bites occur every day, and they can cause serious injuries, especially to children. If you or your loved one has been bitten by a dog, you may have a personal injury claim for compensation. Contact The Penton Law Group, PLLC in Jackson, Mississippi to learn about your legal options.
Our experienced personal injury lawyers understand the legal process and know how to collect evidence in order to build a compelling case. We can negotiate skillfully with the insurance company on your behalf, or stand up for you in court, if necessary.
As reported in Canine Journal:
Unless the cause of the dog bite was the negligence of its owner, in Mississippi the One Bite Rule applies. According to the One Bite Rule, a dog owner cannot be held liable for an attack unless the owner knew, or should have known, that the dog would likely attack someone.
To recover damages for dog bite injuries in Mississippi, you must prove that the dog owner’s negligence caused the injury. Below are ways a dog owner can be negligent in handling their dog:
Evidence of prior attacks is the best proof that the owner knew of a dog’s dangerous propensity. However, if there were no prior attacks, it does not necessarily mean that the owner is not liable. Certain behavior could have provided notice to the owner that the dog was dangerous:
If you or your loved one has been bitten by a dog, you deserve to recover compensation for your injuries. Call The Penton Law Group, PLLC today for experienced legal representation of your dog bite injury claim. Our Jackson injury lawyers can take your call 24/7 to schedule your free case evaluation. Call (601) 500-5357 today.