June 5, 2013

Dog Bites

Portland Dog Bite Lawyer

Dog attacks and bites by untrained or carelessly managed dogs can cause serious injury that may be painful, disfiguring, and even life threatening. Under Oregon law, a dog owner who knows or should know that his dog has “dangerous propensities abnormal to its class” is subject to liability for all the harm done to people or animals by the dog. Liability applies even if the dog owner uses the utmost care to prevent the dog from causing the harm.

If a dog owner does not know or have reason to know that his or her dog is abnormally dangerous, then the owner is subject to liability for harm done by the dog if, but only if, he or she intentionally causes the dog to do the harm or is negligent in failing to prevent the harm.

If you or loved ones have been injured by a dog bite, we may be able to help recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and emotional damages.
If another person or animal provoked your dog and it has been impounded or you have been accused, we may be able to help you prevent the dog’s death or your own incarceration or serious financial consequences.

Dog Bite Attorneys in Oregon

If you or a loved one have suffered because of the negligent handling of a dog, contact a Karuna Law dog bite lawyer for a free initial consultation. As experienced Portland dog bite injury attorneys, we may be able to help dog attack survivors in Beaverton, Clackamas, Gresham, Lake Oswego, Milwaukie, Oregon City, Tigard, Tualatin, or anywhere in the greater Portland area.