Tulsa Dog Bite Attorney

Dog bites send nearly 1,000 people to the emergency room daily, and 12,480 people are hospitalized annually. If you or a loved one have been injured by a dog bite, you may be entitled to financial compensation for the damages you suffered as a result. To find out more about Oklahoma’s dog bite laws and what your legal rights are after a dog bite, contact a dog bite attorney. The Gorospe Law Group can help you. 

How the Gorospe Law Group Can Help After a Dog Bite

  • Our experienced Tulsa dog bite attorneys work tirelessly to help victims of dog bites get just compensation for their injuries.
  • We will work tirelessly to hold irresponsible dog owners accountable for the consequences of their actions.

If you or a member of your family has been bitten by a dog, contact the Tulsa dog bite lawyers at the Gorospe Law Group today to find out if you are entitled to compensation. Call us at (918) 582-7775.

What is Oklahoma State Law Concerning Dog Bites?

Under 4 OK Stat § 42.1 (2023) dog owners may be held liable when their dogs bite or injure a person without provocation, and the person was lawfully present at the place where he or she was bitten. 

It is unlawful for dog owners whose dogs have a previous history of unprovoked dog bites or threatening behavior to allow their dogs to run freely or aggressively bite or attack a person who is lawfully on public or private property. Under 4 OK Stat § 42.4 (2023)  a violation of the provision is a misdemeanor that attracts a fine or imprisonment in county jail.

To maintain a claim for damages as a result of a dog bite, the victim must show:

  • The defendant owned the dog
  • The victim did not provoke the dog
  • The victim was actually bitten by the dog
  • The victim was lawfully present at the place where the dog attack took place

If you or a loved one has suffered injury as a result of a dog bite, you should speak to a knowledgeable Tulsa dog bite attorney who can assess the circumstances of your case and advise you on your legal options.

What Damages You May Be Entitled to After a Dog Bite

If you or a loved one was attacked by a dog without provocation and while you were lawfully present at the location, you may be entitled to both economic and non-economic damages. The type of damages are dependent on the severity of the injuries you suffered. Your damages may include:

  • Lost wages
  • Costs for medical care or treatment
  • Costs for rehabilitation services and other treatments
  • Costs for accommodations necessitated by your injury
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish

Your dog bite lawyer in Tulsa will be able to advise you based on the specific circumstances of your case.

Get Qualified Representation Today

At the Gorospe Law Group, we have the professional skills and resources to represent you in your dog bit case. We have made a name for ourselves as a competent and successful choice in getting financial compensation for your dog bite injury. Call us today to schedule a consultation with one of our Tulsa personal injury attorneys. Call (918) 582-7775.

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