Dog Bite and Animal Attacks

Dog Bite and Animal Attacks


Injuries caused from a dog bite or other dangerous animal sometimes result in serious life-threatening injuries. In many cases these animal attacks leave victims with critical injuries like permanent skin damage, lacerations, nerve damage, or even brain damage. The result of a serious injury may impact your overall physical health and affect the way you are able to live your life.

When a person owns a dangerous animal capable of attacking another human, laws require that the person maintain the animal so it is safe for the general public. The law imposes different standards of care depending on the type of animal. In many cases of animal attacks, someone has violated the law on the required standard of care and they may be held responsible for you or your loved ones injuries.


Every dog bite or animal attack case handled by Patterson Legal Group, LC is investigated by an attorney and our experienced staff. We’ve spent years refining our case preparation techniques into an organized and efficient system we use with each client to ensure we deliver effective presentations on your behalf in negotiations, or in front of a judge or jury. Our track record of successful results includes multi-million dollar jury verdicts and settlements.

To learn how our team might be able to help you, contact us online or call us at 888-687-2400. Our services in all slip and fall cases are provided on a contingency fee basis. This means we do not charge anything for our services unless you are compensated for your injuries. This allows our clients the chance to level the playing field by having access to experienced slip and fall accident lawyers with no upfront costs to you.
Are you not sure our firm is right for you? We encourage you to talk to other lawyers. We are confident you’ll see the difference when you work with our team of attorneys experienced with handling slip and fall accident cases and who care about our clients’ well being.


When an animal has attacked, the accident scene may change very quickly and the memory of witnesses soon fade. It’s important to take several actions immediately. It may be necessary to preserve evidence. An experienced dog bite attorney may need to take pictures of the place of attack, the animal, or the injuries you have suffered. An attorney might seek to find video footage, or collect evidence to be safely stored for later inspection by an expert.

A dog bite lawyer may also need to investigate the accident scene and interview eyewitnesses. Taking quick action may make the difference in the amount of damages you’ll be able to recover for your injuries. Patterson Legal Group, LC has handled over 2,000 accident cases. Let us take care of your case, while you and your doctor focus on recovery.


There are a lot of factors that make an dog bite or animal attack case complex and difficult to litigate. It is often appropriate to use expert witnesses whose knowledge and ability to communicate with a judge or jury about industry standards for maintenance, or the manner in which your attack occurred, that may make a difference in the outcome of your case. Expert witnesses frequently testify about:

  • The nature of the dog or animal in question;
  • Whether the animal’s owner violated other laws designed to protect you, (e.g. leash laws)
  • Standards or customs of reasonable care;
  • The chain of events leading to the animal attack;
  • Factors that may have contributed to the animal attack, such as negligent supervision, knowledge of prior violence, or signs of abuse; or
  • Recreation of an attack scene.

Expert witnesses may also be helpful in evaluating and explaining your injuries. Severe injuries may change your quality of life, your mobility, or the way you are able to complete tasks. Many animal attacks cause skin damage that requires extensive surgeries and may leave life-long damage. Experts such as neurologists, surgeons, economists, life-case planners, vocational rehab and physical therapists, are necessary in cases where you or a loved one has been severely injured. It is important that you choose an attorney with enough monetary resources to hire the necessary expert witnesses if you hope to obtain the maximum compensation for your injuries.


The dog bite attorneys at Patterson Legal Group, LC are prepared to help our clients realize the best possible outcome for the injuries they have sustained. Call us today at (888) 687-2400 for a free initial consultation.

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