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Dog Bites Can Leave Lasting Scars -- Physically and Emotionally

Dog bites can cause serious injuries that leave the victim physically and emotionally scarred for life. If a dog bit and injured you or a member of your family, you have a legal right to recover financial compensation for damages.

The personal injury attorneys of Law Offices of Gallner & Pattermann, P.C., represent people who suffered serious injuries in dog attacks. We will pursue maximum compensation for medical costs, rehabilitation expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages or income and property damage.

Dog bites can cause extensive injuries that may require multiple surgeries, including skin grafts, scar reduction procedures and plastic surgery.

Dog Bite Statistics

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, an estimated 4.7 million Americans are bitten by dogs each year. Most of the victims are children. Up to 800,000 people require medical treatment for dog bites annually. There were 23 dog bite fatalities in the U.S. in 2008 and 35 in 2007, according to

Iowa and Nebraska are "strict liability states" when it comes to dog bites. It doesn't matter whether you were bit by a dangerous dog breed or a "friendly" family pet. If a dog bit and injured you, its owner is liable for damages unless you were breaking the law or suspected of breaking the law at the time the dog attack occurred.

If you were injured in an animal attack, please contact us to arrange a free initial consultation with one of our experienced attorneys. From offices in Council Bluffs, our lawyers represent victims of dog bit injuries in southwest Iowa and southeast Nebraska.