Dog bites and animal attacks can result in serious or even life-changing injuries.  While dogs are certainly the most common pets, many people today have more "exotic" animals living on their properties, including primates, birds, and even snakes.  When you have been bitten or attacked by a dog or other animal, it is important to consult with a personal injury attorney in Kansas City right away.  At The O'Connor Law firm we work to recover the compensation you may be entitled to for costs related to your injuries.  Pet owners and others who may be responsible should be held accountable.

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At the O’Connor Law Firm, you receive the knowledge of one of Kansas City’s most experienced dog bite attorneys, specializing in animal attack injuries. You will obtain the security of knowing you are being represented by a personal injury lawyer who gives his clients an unparalleled level of quality, care and personal attention. With over 20 years of court room experience, you know you aren't simply obtaining a lawyer that wants to settle outside of court to make a quick dollar. Matt O'Connor fights to get you the top settlement possible. Contact us for a free consultation in our office, or I will come to you if you are bed ridden or in the hospital.
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Common Injuries Resulting from Dog Bites or Animal Attacks

The injuries a person sustains depends on the severity of the attack and the type of animal, although dog bites are the most common.  Injuries may include:

  • ŸPuncture wounds
  • Facial scarring
  • Muscle and/or tissue damage
  • Emotional or psychological trauma
  • Infection
  • Nerve damage

Permanent scarring or disfigurement is understandably stressful.  Children or even adults who are bitten or attacked by a dog or other animal may suffer the psychological effects for life, leaving them frightened of all animals or pets.  If your family has been affected, it is essential to consult with a Kansas City dog bite lawyer right away in order to discuss your case, potential legal options, and more.

Who is Responsible in Kansas City?

In most cases the owner of the dog or animal is responsible.  Today, victims of dog bites or attacks are favored under the laws of Missouri, although it wasn't always that case.  It was once the burden of the victim to prove the owner's negligence, and to demonstrate the dog was prone to biting or attacking.  In some cases a property owner who allowed a dog or animal on the property may be liable as well.  We can explore your case in order to determine the laws that apply, and whether you may be eligible for monetary damages for medical costs, lost income, emotional trauma, and more.

Contact The O'Connor Law Firm Now

Dog or other animal attacks can be extremely serious, or even deadly.  When a pet owner fails to secure a potentially dangerous dog or animal or allows it to roam freely, it can result in tragedy.  When you need a Kansas City personal injury attorney who will fight aggressively to ensure you get the damages you deserve, trust The O'Connor Law Firm.  Call us for a free consultation now at 816-842-1111.


Kansas City Dog Bite Attorney & Animal Attack Lawyer, Matt O'Connor

Kansas City dog bite lawyer Matt O’Connor has over 20 years of experience in the court room and has been honored as a Superlawyer in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.  He is not like your average injury attorney, he has been commonly shown as a legal analyst on national news stations such as Fox News due to his wealth of knowledge and success as a criminal defense and personal injury (he is an experienced animal attacks attorney) and injury lawyer. Mr. O'Connor is changing the way his clients feel about lawyers. If you are injured, give Mr. O'Connor's office a call or contact us through our online form.  You will deal directly with Matt O'Connor and his talented staff.  Mr. O'Connor handles all cases himself, and prides himself on running a very excellent law firm with personalized service.