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Let a Dog Bite Lawyer in Oklahoma City Help You

From a yappy little dog to the menacing big dog next door, we’ve all had encounters with some dogs we’d like to forget. What makes a dog bite claim different from other personal injury claims is that it can come with complications like medical expenses, therapy for a resulting fear of dogs, and even plastic surgery.

A dog can bite from a reaction to several things — fear, anxiety, annoyance. Regardless of why it bit you, there are personal injury and bite laws in place to protect you and provide compensation for any fallout from this animal attack.

West, Ylla, Gosney is Here for You

You have a variety of Oklahoma City personal injury law firms from which to choose. At West, Ylla, Gosney, we are fully capable of negotiating on your behalf if you want a settlement. If, after negotiations have proven futile, you want to go to court? We can provide exemplary legal representation to get you what you deserve. 

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Before your consultation, let’s shed some light on this specific type of personal injury claim and how our personal injury attorneys can help. 

What You Need to Know About Dog Bites

Dog bites and bite injuries are more common than you think. Considering the prevalence of dogs in households, incidents arise quite frequently. Though most bite victims are children, anyone is just as likely to need the services of dog bite attorneys. 

4.5 million dog bites occur annually. 
Over 38% of households in the U.S. own dogs. 
Over 47% of households in Oklahoma own dogs
A dog bite related hospital stay can cost upwards of $18,000
Bite lawsuits result in $1 billion in annual financial losses to bite injury victims

This preponderance of evidence supports the mounting personal injury claims resulting from dog bites. Even if they are not lethal (though there can be upwards of 30 fatalities a year), they can cause a great deal of trouble. 
Injuries from dog bites can range from the mundane to the deadly. A dog bite victim can have medical bills for nerve damage, eye injuries, and even broken bones. 


After Experiencing a Dog Bite

Once you’ve been bitten by a dog, the most important thing is to receive medical attention. If you are in a position to do so, document everything and get as much information as you can. 
The more information you have, the better your personal injury lawyer can help you. It saves them time tracking it all down and, with it, can generate a settlement demand much faster. 

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What The Law Says About Dog Bites

Dog bites and dog bite attacks are considered a specific kind of lawsuit. They are a type of civil suit called a personal injury suit. With the help of an attorney, you file suit against the property owner and/or dog owner in pursuit of damages. 


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Your damages are a reflection of the expenses that your injuries have and will cost you in the future. These damages can be determined by many factors: 

  • Lost wages: time away from work or a job loss
  • Medical expenses: related to treatment, both present and future, as a result of the dog bite
  • Loss of consortium: the diminished, changed, or completely devastated alteration to a relationship because of the dog bite 

Documenting Expenses

Personal Injury Settlements


Contact a Dog Bite Attorney Today

Your dog attack could result in long-term financial, emotional, or physical distress and you should be compensated. Whether you decide to pursue a lawsuit or not, you should do so knowing all your options. An experienced attorney can assess your case, its standing, and offer advice on your next steps. 

West, Ylla, Gosney has the expertise you need to evaluate your case and advise you on what you should expect. We offer free consultations in which we take a look at your case, answer your questions, and give you our honest take on the case. 

At West, Ylla, Gosney, we set ourselves apart from other personal injury attorneys by prioritizing our clients’ best interests. Your first consultation comes with no obligation to file and no pressure to use our services. Our contingency fee ensures you don’t ever pay more than your settlement. Additionally, should your settlement not fully compensate you, we will negotiate our fee so you leave with money in your pocket. 

Contact us today to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation!