Dog Bite Injury

Shelby County, Dog Bite Attorney

A dog bite or other animal bite can leave permanent physical and mental scars. If you or a loved one, has been bitten by a dog (such as a pit bull) or other animal, seek the assistance of an experienced lawyer.

With over 34 years of experience, attorney Jim Pino leads Jim Pino & Associates, P.C. in providing comprehensive and personalized dog bite injury representation. We have handled many personal injury cases in which an animal has attacked. Our firm provides advice and guidance as to how to pursue compensation for the injuries you have suffered.

In many dog bite injury cases, medical bills pile up. After your initial visit to a medical facility for treatment, there may be lingering injuries that require additional medical attention, such as:

  • Insfection
  • Scarring
  • Disfigurement
  • Nerve damage
  • Tissue damage
  • Mental and/or emotional distress (fear of dogs)

If scarring is widespread, or if the bite occurred in a highly visible place on the body, a plastic surgeon may be needed, to minimize the scars.

Owner Responsibility

Dog owners must be in control of their animal at all times. The circumstances in which the attack took place is at the heart of the case. Some owners may claim that someone was provoking the dog, but this is often just a tactic used when the owner was in violation of a leash law or simply has a dangerous animal.

Contact a dog bite injury lawyer at our firm today to learn more about your options for seeking compensation for your injuries. It is important that we hold the dog owner responsible for the actions of the animal.