Dog Bites Can Be Difficult To Overcome
If you’ve been attacked by someone’s pet or other owned animal, you may be entitled to compensation, so talk to a dog bite lawyer at Albright, Stoddard, Warnick & Albright to get help with your injuries.
Dogs may be a welcome sight to many southern Nevada residents, but that doesn’t mean these animals are safe. You may know firsthand what a nightmare it can be when a dog attacks. Unfortunately, you may not know about your options following a dog bite.
Our dog bite lawyers are here to help you seek compensation for your losses after the accident, also called damages. If you’ve been injured because of a dog, reach out to us to talk to a lawyer who can help you get compensated fairly.
Who’s At Fault For Dog Bites?
Often, responsibility for a dog attack falls on the dog owner. Exceptions can happen, such as when a doggy day care or kennel fails to keep a dog inside and safe, but the dog owner is almost always at fault. They’re tasked with making sure their animal doesn’t harm another person.
After your bite, Nevada’s one bite rule can affect your claim, too. Your dog bite lawyer may need to prove the dog was vicious or dangerous, or that the dog had previously tried to bite, to get your compensation. That can be difficult to prove alone, so seek out an attorney to gather that evidence and represent you in court.
Suing the dog owner isn’t always easy. For example, what if the dog owner is a child? In these cases, you may need your dog bite lawyer’s help to identify the at-fault party’s parents before you can sue.
Compensation For Dog Bite Victims
If you’ve been hurt by a dog bite, you may have grounds for compensation. But you may not have the tools or information you need to seek your compensation on your own. For example, you may be eligible for compensation covering your economic and non-economic damages. But how do you find the costs of an intangible loss like emotional trauma.
You may need help determining your damages and the compensation you’re due with help from a dog bite lawyer. Below are just a few of the damages a dog bite can involve:
- Medical care
- Current and future lost wages
- Household services
- Pain and suffering
Talk To Us Now
If a dog bites you, you may be in for a long, difficult recovery. You need compensation for that recovery, which is where our lawyers at Albright, Stoddard, Warnick & Albright, can step in. We understand your suffering is affecting your life, and we’re here to help you recover from your losses.