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Animal Attack Attorneys

Protect Your Rights After a Dog Bite in Southaven and Hernando

A dog attack can lead to severe lacerations, stitches, reconstructive surgery, and deadly infections. After an attack, you only have three years to seek compensation. That is why it is important to contact an experienced firm right away. At Chatham Gilder Howell Pittman PLLC, we are passionate about protecting the injured. Our attorneys come from two established firms. We recently came together to amplify our ability to protect clients throughout Hernando and Southaven.

Don’t wait. Call a Hernando dog bite lawyer right now at (662) 222-0597. We also serve clients throughout North Mississippi, Horn Lake, and Olive Branch.

Mississippi’s “One Bite” Law

While the “one bite” law is not a specific statute, most Mississippi judges will reference it based on previous cases. According to this concept, a dog bite victim must prove several things before the judge will honor his or her claim.

Victims must show that:

  • The animal was aggressive or dangerous prior to the attack

  • The owner should have known that the animal had a dangerous disposition

  • The owner should have foreseen that the animal would attack

By this standard, a pet owner cannot be held responsible if he or she did not know that the dog was a threat. For example, if the dog previously attacked another person, frequently growls or snarls at people, or lunges at others, this would indicate it has a dangerous propensity or disposition.

Seeking Damages in Other Animal Attacks

While dog bites are the most common type of animal attack, lawsuits are not restricted to canines. You may also have grounds for litigation if you were attacked by a cat, bull, horse, or any other pet. In addition, these cases are not limited to bites. If you were knocked to the ground or scratched by an aggressive dog, you may have a viable case. Our team can fight for compensation for your medical bills, lost wages during recovery, emotional pain and suffering, or disfigurement.

Why Should You Call Chatham Gilder Howell Pittman PLLC?

Unfortunately, many defendants try to shift the blame in personal injury cases. A pet owner may claim that you provoked the animal or that you trespassed on his or her property. This is why you should always start your lawsuit with a seasoned and knowledgeable professional at your side. Our lawyers will do what we can to formulate a soundproof case that explains your situation and seeks maximum compensation.

Reach out to a Southaven animal attack attorney at (662) 222-0597 to get started.

The Representation You Need

  • Each case works off contingency fees. This means that you pay nothing unless we recover for your case.
  • Our team has extensive trial experience. We believe that a jury of twelve fellow citizens is the fairest way ever devised to get you the justice you deserve.
  • When you talk, we listen. Our attorneys treat each and every client's case as unique and provide you personalized care.
  • Our firm is the joining of two legacy practices. Together we bring over 100 years of combined experience to each and every case we handle.

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