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Dog Bites

Council Bluffs Dog Bite Attorney

Dog Bites Can Leave Lasting Scars, Both Physical & Emotional

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

Being attacked by an animal can be a traumatic experience. No one expects this to happen, and when it does, it can feel like your whole life has changed. Our compassionate dog bite lawyer in Council Bluffs can help you figure out what to do next.

When you hire our team, we will aggressively pursue maximum compensation for any damages you incurred, including:

  • Medical costs
  • Rehabilitation expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages
  • Property damage
  • Mental health counseling

Our legal team is licensed to practice in Iowa and Nebraska. Call us today at (712) 481-9066 to request a free consultation.

Strict Liability States

Iowa and Nebraska are “strict liability states” when it comes to dog bites. This means that it doesn’t matter what kind of history the dog has or whether it has bitten someone before or not. If you were bitten by a dog, then the owner is liable for damages unless you were breaking the law or suspected of breaking the law when the attack occurred.

A dog owner may be relieved from their liability if you were breaking the law or provoking the attack. Actions from the victim that could limit owner’s liability include:

  • Trespassing on someone’s property
  • Interacting with the dog in a professional capacity as a trainer or vet
  • Provoking the animal into attacking through physical abuse or taunting
  • Committing a crime against the owner of the dog at the time of the attack
  • Choosing to interact with the dog even after being warned that it might bite

From offices in Council Bluffs, we represent victims of dog bit injuries in southwest Iowa and southeast Nebraska.

If you were injured in an animal attack, call (712) 481-9066 to arrange a free initial consultation with our experienced attorney.

Client Testimonials

Real Stories, Real Recoveries
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    - Randy G.
  • “Pattermann got me more than ten times what the insurance company wanted to pay.”

    - Maryanne
  • “She also took the time to speak to me.”

  • “I will recommend her to my friends and family in the future.”

    - Barb
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    - Daniel
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Our Commitment to Our Clients

Learn Why You Should Hire Our Firm
  • Service to Injured Workers

    As a member of the Iowa Association of Workers' Compensation Attorneys, Laura Pattermann has devoted her practice to representing injured workers.

  • Dedicated to Being Available

    Our team is committed to being available to our clients, including by answering phones and returning calls promptly.

  • Personalized Attention

    We believe that each client is entitled to work directly with the legal team they hired and do not deserve to be treated like a case number.

  • Only Represent the Injured

    Our attorneys are licensed to practice in Iowa and Nebraska and are committed to helping the injured receive compensation in both states.

  • Experienced Counsel

    Our team boasts more than 100 years of combined experience in the fields of workers' compensation and personal injury law.

  • Insurance Industry Insight

    Our team is comprised of former insurance defense lawyers, who now leverage their unique insight on behalf of the injured.

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