Dog Bites in Montana

Our Personal Injury Attorneys Can Help

Dogs are an important part of many families and homes throughout the country. Dog owners can love their pets as if they were a member of their family. But what happens when man’s best friend becomes aggressive and attacks someone? Even the most friendly and docile dogs have the capability to bite and cause injury. Montana has many statutory and common laws in place that identify when a dog owner is liable for a bite or attack. If you have been bitten by a dog due to the negligence of the owner, our Montana personal injury lawyers can help you pursue restitution for your attack.

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Determining Liability

Many unknowing and unsuspecting people are attacked by dogs due to their owners not taking appropriate preventative measures. If a dog commonly demonstrates aggressive behavior, it is the owner’s responsibility to prevent the dog from attacking. However, even if aggressive behavior is uncharacteristic of a dog, the owner can still be held liable.

A dog’s owner could be determined liable if:

  • The injury was caused by a dog bite
  • The injury took place lawfully on private property or on public property
  • The injury occurred within the limits of a city or town
  • The dog was not provoked to attack

If you have been bitten by a dogs and would like to file an injury claim, you must do so with the state’s civil court system within three years of the attack. If you miss this three year window, you may not be able to successfully file a lawsuit with the court.

Seeking Reliable Legal Advocacy for Your Injuries

If you have been bitten by a dog, do not wait to seek assistance with your lawsuit. At Odegaard Braukmann Law, PLLC, our Montana dog bite attorneys have the skill and knowledge to pursue the restitution you need for your injuries. We believe in providing our clients with personalized attention and legal strategies for their case. Our team understands that the pain and suffering you are undergoing can seem overwhelming, which is why we can assist you through each step of your lawsuit.

Contact our Montana personal injury firm today at (406) 640-4441 and share details of your situation!