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Jackson Dog Bite Lawyer

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.

 

Why Choose Us?

  • We focus our practice solely on personal injury law – It all we do.
  • Our lawyers have over a decade of experience representing people injured by the negligence of another.
  • We limit our caseload to ensure that every client we represent receives the attention they deserve.
  • We are available for questions or concerns 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • We offer free consultations, contact us today to make an appointment.

Why You Need an Attorney

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.

Dog Bite Statistics

As reported in Canine Journal:

  • Approximately 4.7 million dog bites occur every year in the U.S.
  • 800,000 of those bites require medical care.
  • Dogs bite one out of every 69 people in the U.S.
  • Most dogs that bite have not been spayed or neutered.
  • 50% of dog bites are sustained by children.
  • 6,244 U.S. Postal Service workers were bitten by dogs in a recent year.
  • More than $530 million was paid out in dog bite insurance claims in a recent year.
  • More than 30 breeds of dogs were involved in fatal dog bite injuries between 1979 and 1998.

Mississippi One Bite Rule

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.

Recovering Damages in a Dog Bite Claim

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:

  • Violating leash laws
  • Allowing the dog to run free
  • Failing to take extra precaution for known dangerous breeds

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:

  • Growling and jumping on visitors
  • Fighting with other dogs
  • Attacking animals

Contact Our Dog Bite Injury Lawyers | (601) 500-5357

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.