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Portland Dog Bite Attorney

Most people are around dogs on a regular basis. However, you should never have to worry about a dog bite injury being caused by a careless or negligent dog owner. At Nichols Law Group, our compassionate and experienced team is ready to help if you or a loved one have been injured due to a dog bite. We will investigate what happened and work to secure the compensation you deserve. Call our Portland dog bite attorneys today.

Nichols Law Group is ready to get to work on your case

At Nichols law, we are committed to earning the trust of each client and by providing high-quality legal representation. We have more than three decades of experience to bring to your dog bite case.

  • We have a proven track record of success and have not lost a case for more than five years.
  • Our team is a full-service personal injury law firm, and we have secured more than $40 million in compensation for our clients.
  • We take dog bite cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning you will not pay until we secure a favorable settlement or verdict on your behalf.

How will an attorney help a dog bite case?

Dog bite cases are often considered premises liability lawsuits. As such, they require extensive investigation in order to secure compensation. Your Portland dog bite lawyer will be responsible for obtaining all evidence related to the case. This can include eyewitness statements, any police reports, your medical records, and more.

Your attorney will diligently negotiate with insurance carriers on your behalf in order to secure the compensation you deserve. If a fair settlement cannot be reached, your attorney will not hesitate to prepare your case for trial.

How often do dog bites occur?

Most people do not realize how common dog bites are. Each year there are approximately 4.5 million dollar bites in the country. While not all of them require serious medical attention, The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that nearly one out of every five people bitten by a dog seeks medical attention. Children account for around half of all dog bite cases.

Injuries from dog bites can be severe. It is not uncommon for our Portland dog bite lawyers to help clients who have sustained the following:

  • significant soft tissue damage
  • severed veins, arteries, tendons, and ligaments
  • finger amputations
  • broken bones caused by falling during a dog attack

These incidents are often caused by dog owners who fail to properly secure their pets on leashes or on their property. In some dog bite cases, the dog responsible has a history of aggression and should not have been around other people.

Is compensation available for a dog bite case?

If you or a loved one have been bitten and injured by a dog, you may be entitled to compensation. At Nichols Law Group, we will work to investigate what happened and hold and negligent dog owner responsible. Our goal is to secure the compensation you deserve, which can include:

  • Your medical expenses related to dog bite injuries
  • Lost wages and benefits if you cannot work
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of personal enjoyment damages
  • Possible punitive damages against a dog owner

When you need a Portland dog bite attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or by calling 503-224-3018.