Dog Bite Injuries in Montana
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 dog
bite lawyers in Billings can help you pursue restitution for your attack.
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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 BIllings personal injury firm today at (406) 640-4441 and share details of your situation!