Salem Dog Bite Injury Attorney

Most animals will never attack unless they feel danger, but – unfortunately – not all people are responsible owners. No breed of dog is naturally “vicious,” but a dog may attack if they have not been trained properly, have been abused, and/or neglected. When an animal bites or attacks a stranger, it is more often due to carelessness or negligence on the part of the owner. Dogs are territorial and protective, particularly of their family and their home. Some of the more prevalent causes for a dog to attack or bite include;

  • The dog is eating and protective of its food
  • The dog is fearful for its own safety
  • The dog is protecting its owner’s territory
  • The dog feels threatened and cornered and has no alternative
  • The dog mistakenly perceives danger and is protecting its owner

Unfortunately, in this country, roughly 750,000 people are bitten or attacked by dogs every year. Of those – 86,000 receive injuries that are serious and require emergency treatment. In 2012, more than 27,000 people underwent reconstructive surgery as a result of being bitten by a dog. Unfortunately, young children are most often the victim of dog bites, typically receiving wounds on and around the face, head, and neck areas. If you or someone that you know has received wounds from a dog attack, it is especially important to seek advice from a skilled and experienced personal injury attorney. The rules and regulations that govern dog bite cases in Oregon can be confusing. The knowledgeable attorneys at Shlesinger & deVilleneuve understand the nuances of Oregon’s “One-bite law,” and are well-versed in the processes that need to be followed in order to secure economic as well as non-economic compensation for your trauma, hospital bills, suffering, and pain; we are successful in obtaining compensation for more than 95% of our injured clients! Call Shlesinger & deVilleneuve; we will return your call to calendar a free of charge consultation within 24 hours. We work with our personal injury clients on a contingency basis, we accept no fee unless we recover damages for you! At Shlesinger & deVilleneuve, our client’s welfare comes first – we do what we do because we care. We will advocate for you when you cannot; call us, and let us fight for you!