Animal bite lawsuits can be difficult. Familiarity with local and state animal control laws is important, including breed restrictions. The animal’s true owner (or responsible caretaker) must be found, and violations of leash laws or other animal control laws documented. The animal itself must be investigated, to learn of any pre-existing health or behavior conditions that may have made an attack more likely. Finally, common legal defenses such as provocation, trespassing, or with a child bite injury, inadequate parental supervision, must be evaluated and defeated.
If you have suffered a dog bite or other animal attack in the Portland, OR area, we can help. Call us today for a free consultation.