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Dog Bite Attorney in Southeast Iowa

Holding Negligent Dog Owners Responsible

Domesticated dogs are one of the most wonderful types of animals to keep as pets. However, certain dogs require training and restraints to keep their animalistic tendencies under control. Every dog, small and large, is capable of attacking an unsuspecting individual and causing major injuries. If you or a loved one were injured by a dog or other animal, you may have grounds for a personal injury claim. At Cornell Law, we can help you pursue compensation for your injuries.

Our dog bite lawyer serves the southeast Iowa area, including Mt. Pleasant, Fairfield, Washington, Ottumwa, and Burlington. Call (319) 219-2800 to discuss your case during a free consultation.

What to Do After a Dog Bite Incident

After a dog bite, your health is the top priority and you should seek medical attention as soon as possible. Once medical assistance is on its way, there are other steps you can take at the scene of the incident which can help to preserve your case. First and foremost, you should report the dog or incident to animal control to help ensure that the dog does not harm another person.

If it is possible, try to take the following steps after a dog attack:

  • Take pictures of the injuries
  • Get information for any witnesses
  • Obtain the information of the dog owner and their insurance
  • Do not sign any agreements or take a settlement

We realize that if you are reading this, it is likely that you have already been injured by a dog and may not be able to do some of these steps. Don't worry- if you were not able to act at the time of an accident, your attorney can investigate the circumstances for you.

How a Southeast Iowa Dog Bite Attorney Can Help

Speaking with a personal injury lawyer should be your first step after you have sought medical attention and documented your injury as suggested above. We can help investigate the incident and determine if the dog's owner can be held responsible for negligence. Dog bites can require extensive medical attention and even require surgery in some cases. The burden of these expenses should not fall on the victims of injuries.

To learn about your legal rights, call us at (319) 219-2800. Our dog bite lawyer offers free case consultations to clients throughout Burlington, Fairfield, Mt. Pleasant, Washington, Ottumwa, and surrounding communities.

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