Each year more than 4.5 million people in the United States are bitten by dogs
Dog Bites Attorney in Louisville, KY
A dog bite is a traumatic experience for any person. It is important to understand that a dog bite can be the result of an accident or intentional act. Dog owners are fully responsible for their pets and may be held liable for damages if their dog bites someone.
A dog bite victim can be compensated for their injuries if the dog’s owner was negligent. The victim can also collect compensation if the injury is severe enough to warrant it, or if they are unable to work after being bitten by a dog.
If you have been injured by a dog and want to know your rights and options, fill out our free case evaluation form today to talk with one of our experienced dog bite attorneys.
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Many states differ with respect to their dog-bite laws. For example, Kentucky is a “strict liability” state for dog bites, meaning owners are responsible for injuries their dogs cause, whether or not an owner knew or had reason to know the dog was dangerous (KRS §258.235). Consulting with an attorney is the only way to know what rules your state follows regarding dog bites and their owners, and if they apply in the circumstances of your case.
The potential compensation available includes past and future medical bills, lost wages, future lost income, physical pain and suffering, and mental pain and suffering. Punitive damages may also be imposed by the jury if the party causing your injury acted with wanton, reckless, or willful disregard in their actions.
The client should bring a list of medical treatment sought as a result of his or her injuries, a list of the days missed from work recovering from his or her injuries, and be able to describe the area or address where the dog bite occurred. The dog owner’s name and address would also be helpful.
The easiest way to find out is to contact a lawyer. The lawyer can advise you of the relevant laws and how they might apply to your factual situation. Our attorneys are happy to discuss your potential case with you.
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