Dog Bite Lawyer in Hernando, Mississippi

Compensation for Victims of Animal Attacks

At the Law Office of George B. Ready, we provide vigorous representation for victims of dog and animal attacks. Attorney George B. Ready carefully prepares each case, and he will be your strong advocate at all stages of the legal process. In the early 1980s, Mr. Ready handled what is believed to be the first case in DeSoto County in which a recovery was made for a dog attack.

Contact us today for a free initial consultation with a lawyer.

Please see Video Center for additional video information.

Southaven Dog Bite Injury Attorney

A dog attack can cause serious or fatal injuries. Sadly, many dog attack victims are children. Generally, kids love dogs, and they are unable to notice subtle shifts in a dog's mood. Trusting the temperament of the animal, a child can suffer life-changing injuries, including scarring and grave psychological harm.

If you or a loved one has been attacked by a dog, you may be able to recover damages for your medical costs, lost income and emotional suffering. Such cases present complex issues of fact and law, so you should seek out the advice of an experienced personal injury attorney.

Determining Liability and Damages

Although the laws in some states impugn negligence on a dog owner just by the very fact of the bite itself, Mississippi requires plaintiffs to prove that the dog owner's negligence led to the accident. In most cases, this means showing that the owner knew, or should have known, that the dog had a propensity to attack. If a "leash law" is in place, this also can be used to your advantage. Our firm will thoroughly investigate this and other aspects of your case to establish liability.

In addition, we will work closely with the victim's doctor or other medical experts to determine current and future medical needs. These could include, for example, costs of reparative and cosmetic surgery, and needed psychological counseling. George B. Ready will also place a value on the victim's lost income and pain and suffering for inclusion in his or her claim.

The Law Office of George B. Ready will work diligently to build a strong and successful case for you.

For a free initial consultation with an experienced Hernando dog bite attorney, contact our firm.