Las Vegas Dog Bites Attorney
Dog Bites Attorneys Serving Nevada and Las Vegas
Helping Nevada dog bite victims recover compensation
Dogs are man’s best friend. However, they do bite when they are not properly supervised or well trained. Did you know nearly 1 in 5 dog bite victims need medical attention? Dog bites can also become infected and some people who are bitten require reconstructive surgery.
Owners are responsible when their pet bites someone. If you or a loved one was bitten, you may need to file a lawsuit to recover compensation for medical bills and other damages. We can help you obtain fair compensation for dog and other animal bite injuries.
Nevada dog bite laws
Nevada does not have specific dog bite statutes. This typically leads to owner liability for a dog bite being decided on a case by case basis. Previous dog bite lawsuits decided by Nevada courts, the dog’s prior actions, and local ordinances can all play a role in liability.
For example, if the dog has bitten somebody before, the owner is usually held liable for further bites because they reasonably should have known that the dog can be aggressive. If the owner has their dog off the leash—in violation of a local leash law—and the dog bites someone, this could automatically create liability. The actions of the dog bite victim—such as taunting the dog or acting aggressively toward its owner—are also taken into account.
Because many different factors are considered when determining dog bite liability, you should speak with an attorney if you have been bitten in order to understand your legal rights and options.
Helping to get you the compensation you deserve for an animal bite
Dog and other animal bites are traumatic events that can cause serious injuries, especially when they happen to our children. A knowledgeable attorney from our office can investigate the circumstances surrounding an animal attack, identify whether the owner is to blame, and successfully pursue the compensation that the victim deserves. contact us or Call Christine at 702-986-0000 today.