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Animal Attacks (Dog Bites)

Dog Bites Lawyer Louisville (Animal Attacks)
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Dogs are frequently described as being ‘man’s best friend’ and are a part of the majority of homes and families in the US. Whilst the majority of pet dogs are friendly, lovable family members, sometimes even the most well natured dog can attack, causing damage and injury.

The team at Louisville Injury Law Firm are your local experts when it comes to exploring your legal options, if you have been the victim of a dog bite, or dog attack, assisting with your claim for compensation from start to finish.

If you have been the victim of a dog bite or a dog attack, don’t delay, give the team at Louisville Injury Law Firm today on (502) 242-9000 and let our dedicated and experienced legal team, assist you with your claim.

Dog attack statistics

An estimated 4.7 million Americans are bitten by dogs, becoming the victims of dog attacks each year. Whilst this number is truly staggering, only 17% of dog bites require medical attention.

In the majority of dog attacks the victim of the attack is familiar to the dog, with these attacks frequently occurring close to or at the victims’ home.

Who is responsible?

One of the most critical elements in terms of making a claim for compensation as a result of a dog bite or dog attack, is establishing who is responsible. It is important to note that dog owners bear the full responsibility of their dog’s actions, with only very limited circumstances reducing this level of responsibility.

Examples of situations where dog owners are likely to be held accountable for the actions of their dog include;

where the dog has attack unprovoked

where the dog has a history of aggression and anti-social behaviour

where the owner has allowed the dog to roam free, with the dog not contained in an area on the dog owners’ property

where there is no signage in existence warning people of a dog on the property

Is there a time limit to filing a claim?

It is important to note that time limits do apply in terms of filing a claim for compensation after a dog attack. As dog attacks fall under the general personal injury statute of limitations, there is a 3-year time limit for filing a claim.

What can a dog attack victim claim?

When it comes to your compensation claim, there are several things that dog attack victims can claim for. These can include;

medical expenses incurred as a result of the attack or bite

Expenses related to future emotional treatment, such as for pain, suffering, anxiety and loss of enjoyment of life

Loss of earnings

What to look for in a dog attack compensation lawyer?

The team at Louisville Injury Law Firm have decades of experience assisting dog attack victims who are seeking compensation for their injuries and damage. We understand that being the victim of a dog attack can be extremely stressful, with injuries being both physical and emotional. Dog attacks are traumatic, with our team here to assist you with each step of the claims process, advocating effectively on your behalf so you can focus on healing and recovery.

Our professional and highly-skilled team with leave no stone unturned when it comes to exploring all avenues for compensation available, and will take care of all paperwork and filing on your behalf.

Our efficient and well-organised approach ensured you have the best chance of a successful claim, and we pride ourselves on achieving the best results possible for our clients.

If you have been the victim of a dog attack recently, give the team at Louisville Injury Law Firm a call today!

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