Whether you are a cat person, a dog lover, or could do without animals altogether, a dog bite can leave you seriously injured in an instant. Maybe it was your neighbor’s bad-tempered German Shepherd that always barked at you, or perhaps it was your brother’s mild retriever that always seemed so friendly. There is usually little warning before a dog bites you, and the reasons aren’t always clear. But finding out why isn’t nearly as important as getting the compensation you deserve.
At Ladah Law Firm, our Nevada dog bite lawyers are skilled, results-oriented advocates for people who have been hurt by dangerous animals. With extensive experience navigating state and local dog bite laws, we are ready to take action to get you justice and full financial compensation. If you or your child was harmed by a dog, you need a top-rated attorney on your side. Call our Las Vegas office at 702-252-0055 or reach out to us online to schedule a free, no-obligation initial consultation.
While dogs can be excellent companions, dog bite injuries remain a serious public safety issue. According to data cited by the Canine Journal, more than 4.5 million dog bites injuries are sustained in the United States every year. These injuries vary widely in their severity—some are relatively modest whereas others are catastrophic, even life-threatening.
You should always be ready to seek professional medical attention when a dog bite pierces the skin. Dog bites are at high risk of becoming infected. Infection can turn a mild injury into a serious medical problem. Indeed, more than half of all dog bite hospitalizations reported in the United States are prompted by infections. What initially seems like a minor dog bite could quickly become a very serious medical issue if a subcutaneous infection develops.
Nevada is one of the few states in the country without a dog bite statute on the books. Still, it would be a mistake to assume that Nevada lacks a dog bite law. Our state goes by the “one bite rule”. A dog owner is only held responsible for a bite if the sufferer can prove that the dog showed signs of aggression in the past and the owner was aware of this, making a victim’s case much more difficult to support. That’s why you need an experienced Las Vegas dog bite lawyer at Ladah Law, PLLC. To hold a dog owner legally liable for injuries caused by their animal, you generally need to prove one of the following four things:
At Ladah Law, we are committed to building a strong injury case, even with the one-bite rule. We have the experience and knowledge to help you get fair compensation for your dog bite incident. If the dog’s owner was in any way negligent (not acting like a reasonably careful pet owner), he or she may be held liable. For example, allowing a dog to roam around a park unattended would be considered negligent behavior on the owner’s part. We will determine exactly what happened so that you have access to all of the evidence and information you need to recover financial compensation for a dog bite injury.
We represent dog bite victims throughout all of Nevada. State law serves as the basis for any dog bite injury claim. That being said, in some cases, local regulations may also be relevant to pursuing liability. Some counties, cities, and towns have enacted rules for dog owners. As an example, Las Vegas Municipal Code 7.36.030 requires dog owners to keep their animals under control—whether by fence, cage, leash, or chain. If a dog owner fails to abide by this local ordinance, it could support a finding of liability in a personal injury claim.
Through a dog bite injury claim, you can recover financial relief for economic and non-economic damages. Sadly, recovering compensation is rarely easy. Many dog bite claims are defended by aggressive insurance companies. At Ladah Law Firm, we fight aggressively to help our clients recover every dollar that they deserve. Depending on the severity of your dog bite injuries, you may be eligible to recover financial compensation for:
Dog bite cases are complicated with all the nuances of Nevada’s law. If you or your family member was harmed by another person’s dog, you need an injury lawyer in Nevada who has a comprehensive understanding of all relevant rules and regulations. With Ladah Law, you could receive compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. We’re just a phone call away, so pick up the phone and make an appointment today. When you call our Las Vegas office, you will have an opportunity to speak to a Nevada dog bite lawyer who will:
Conduct a free, in-depth review of your personal injury claim;
Investigate the dog bite—gathering all relevant information and evidence;
Represent you in all correspondence and settlement discussions with insurers; and
Devise a personalized strategy focused on getting you full financial compensation.
We handle dog bite injury claims on a no recovery, no fee basis. With our Nevada dog bite injury lawyers, you do not need to worry about out-of-pocket costs or upfront expenses. We only get paid when we win or settle your dog bite injury case.
At Ladah Law Firm, our Las Vegas personal injury attorneys have the skills and experience to handle all types of dog bite claims. If you or your child was injured by a dangerous dog, our attorneys are ready to help. For a no-cost, no strings attached initial consultation, please contact us right away: 702-252-0055.
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