Justice After a Dog Attack

A dog attack can be violent and traumatic, causing physical and emotional pain and suffering. When a dog owner’s negligence hurts you or a family member, you owe it to yourself to contact an experienced dog bite lawyer in Little Rock, AR to learn more about your options for getting the justice you deserve.

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With nearly four decades of successful litigation behind us, the Law Offices of Miller & Mallett continues to grow. We strive to provide our Little Rock neighbors with the highest quality of personal injury representation. We want to help you get justice, recovering compensation for your injuries, pain, and suffering. 

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Understanding Dog Bites in Personal Injury Law

Dog bites fall under the larger umbrella of personal injury law, which covers cases where individuals are injured due to the negligence or wrongful actions of others. In the case of dog bites, the owner of the dog may be held liable for the injuries caused by their pet. Dog bite laws vary by state and specific circumstance, but in general, Arkansas owners are responsible for controlling their animals and preventing them from harming others.

In Arkansas, dog bite laws primarily focus on holding dog owners accountable for any harm caused by their pets. The state follows a "strict liability" rule, meaning that dog owners are responsible for any injuries or damages their dogs inflict, regardless of the dog's history of aggression or the owner's knowledge of such behavior. This statute applies whether the bite occurs on public or private property, including the owner's premises.

I’ve Been Attacked By a Dog - What Do I Do?

  • After a dog bite incident, the first priority is to seek medical attention promptly, even if the wound seems minor. Dog bites can lead to infections or complications if not properly treated. Make sure to keep records of any medical treatment received and associated expenses.
  • Once medical care is secured, gather information about the dog, its owner, and any witnesses to the incident. Documenting details such as the dog's breed, size, color, and any distinctive markings can be helpful, as well as noting the owner's name, contact information, and any relevant insurance details. Take this opportunity to take photographs of the injuries and scene of the incident, if possible.
  • Reporting the incident to local animal control authorities or law enforcement is also essential, especially if the dog poses a risk to public safety. Authorities may conduct an investigation and take appropriate action to prevent future incidents. 

Regardless of the extent of your injuries, getting the advice of a Miller & Mallett attorney can make a big difference. Our team strives to ensure you are not taken advantage of by the dog owner’s insurance company. Those companies just do not have your best interests in mind. Your lawyer will work tirelessly to get your medical bills covered and recover compensation for your suffering.

Miller & Mallett: The Right Firm for You?

We know you have many choices when it comes to lawyers, but here at the “Firm With a Smile,” we think we have a lot to offer. Our team of lawyers always takes the time to listen to your experience and understand what you need from the legal process. 

This personalized attention and genuine support are part of what makes our firm special. At some firms, you might feel like just a number. It’s essential to us that you feel informed and empowered throughout your legal journey.

We understand how physically traumatic and emotionally painful dog bite injuries can be. You may require multiple plastic surgeries, physical therapy, mental health support, and more. Our team is committed to providing compassionate and empathetic legal representation, advocating fiercely for your rights and interests, in the courtroom and every day.

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We Look Forward to Hearing from You, Little Rock

If you or a loved one has been injured in a dog bite incident, don't hesitate to reach out to the Law Offices of Miller & Mallett for help. Schedule a free consultation with our experienced attorneys to discuss your case and learn more about your legal options. We're here to fight for you and help you recover the compensation you deserve.

We’re grateful to help people in our community in their time of need and we look forward to welcoming you to our downtown Little Rock Office

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