Dog Bite Accidents

In the US alone, it’s reported that 4.5 million people fall victim to dog bites each year. Unfortunately, many of these victims end up with injuries and infections that require medical care or hospitalization.

If you or a family member has suffered serious injuries due to a dog bite in Mississippi, you have the right to seek compensation from the dog’s owner. At Ben Bowden, PC, we are prepared to fight for your rights and help you pursue the compensation you deserve.

Mississippi Dog Bite Laws

Unlike most states that have strict dog bite laws, Mississippi has no state-wide laws governing dog bites. Instead, the state follows the “one bite” rule when addressing dog bite liability lawsuits.

This rule demands that the dog owner be held accountable for the dog’s aggressive behavior especially if the animal has previously exhibited some signs that it could be dangerous. 

Consequently, if a dog bites you in Mississippi, you may only be entitled to compensation if you demonstrate that:

  • The owner of the dog knew or should have known about the dog’s dangerous disposition
  • The dog had given some indication that it could be dangerous
  • The owner should have anticipated or able to foresee the attack

When you are injured by a dog in Mississippi, you must file a lawsuit within three years from the time of the injury. Otherwise, you will be unable to pursue compensation for your injuries in the future. Call our office to speak with a dog bite attorney and learn your options.

Types of Injuries from Dog Bites

Dog bites or attacks can cause serious injuries and scars that vary in severity. Some injuries can even cause tissue damage or permanent scarring. The most common ones may include:

  • Puncture wounds
  • Head and neck injuries
  • Cuts and scrapes
  • Fractured bones
  • Emotional trauma
  • Infections including MRSA, Tetanus, Pasteurella, and other bacterial infections

Get Help from Experienced Mississippi Dog Bite Attorneys

Once you suffer dog-inflicted injuries, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced Mississippi dog bite attorney for legal advice and guidance. The skilled Mississippi attorneys at Ben Bowden, Attorney at Law, can help safeguard your rights and recover the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

When you reach out to us, our dedicated legal team will listen to you carefully and advise on your best options to recover fair compensation from the liable party. We don’t just offer advice; we walk you through the process to ensure you get the best support and services to win your case.

If you need help pursuing your dog bite claim in Mississippi, schedule a consultation today to discuss your case with Ben Bowden, our lead Mississippi dog bite attorney.

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