Get a Settlement After a Dog Bite
Dog Bites are common and a serious problem for victims. If you’ve suffered a dog bite, you need a strong attorney on your side. The cost of dog bites is estimated to exceed one billion dollars per year. Unfortunately, the problem is steadily growing. The number of dog bite incidents has increased by a third in the last decade while the number of dogs has only increased by 2%.
Sadly, about half the victims are children, with the most likely target being between the ages of 5 and 9. Dog bites are the second most common cause of childhood injury, surpassing playground accidents. The majority of dog bite injuries towards children involved the face and can result in disfigurement.
Why Should We Handle Your Animal Bite Injury Case?
We Have the Experience
With over 28 years practicing personal injury law in the Las Vegas area, Adam S. Kutner & Associates have direct experience navigating the Nevada court system helping win animal bite settlements quickly so you can get back to your life.
No Fees Unless We Win
This way you can focus more on your case and dog bite injuries without worrying about paying a retainer upfront. At Adam S. Kutner & Associates, our personal injury lawyers are deeply committed to making sure every animal bite victim gets the comprehensive legal representation they deserve.
Your Animal Attack Case Is Our Priority
Our personal injury attorneys work diligently to build strong claims for compensation, including medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering.
Our Team Is the Best in the Las Vegas Valley
As proud members of this community, we know that our clients are our neighbors, and when they are hurt from dog or animal bite, we make it our mission to ensure they are represented with care as though they are our family.
Building Your Case for Compensation
When you work with our Las Vegas personal injury attorneys, we have a specialized process in place for successfully building your case for compensation. We take calculated steps to use the legal discovery system to your advantage to build strong evidence to show the other side why you deserve the compensation you are asking for. First, your attorney works with you to gather all the facts surrounding the dog bite incident, including the initial police report. Next, we utilize our extensive network of specialists, including medical specialists, vocational experts, veterinarians and forensic specialists to help us use the facts of your animal bite to prove what is asserted in your claim.
We may also work with your doctor to identify your prognosis and a complete care plan for recovery. Throughout your case, we file essential legal documents, including the initial complaint, a summons, and motions if necessary. Our lawyers also work to diligently and accurately value your claim. While we are building your case, we also participate in negotiations with the other side in hopes of getting you a settlement before trial. However, we are willing to take your case to trial if the other party doesn’t agree to compensate you fairly for your losses.
It’s important not to delay in contacting an experienced personal injury attorney to begin working on your case immediately.
Don’t Settle with Insurance Companies
We know how insurance companies try to get you to sign a settlement quickly without allowing you the opportunity to fully understand the extent of your losses. Minimizing legitimate claims is how the insurance company makes money, and we are dedicated to making sure this never happens to our clients. We pride ourselves on making the process as straightforward as possible so that you can get back to your life after an animal attack. With our skilled personal injury attorneys by your side, you have the peace of mind knowing that you have a strong advocate by your side to fight to protect your rights in the case of an animal attack.
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Dog Bites – Free Consultation
When you or someone you know in the Las Vegas area has been injured by a dog, you may be entitled to compensation. Adam S. Kutner & Associates help dog bite victims like you through the legal process. Call us at (702) 382-0000, or complete our online evaluation form here. We will evaluate your claim free of charge and help you collect the compensation you deserve.
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FAQs Dog Bite Cases & Animal Attacks
According to the law, dog owners are responsible for their dog’s actions and homeowner’s insurance will pay for the damages. Dog bites account for about a third of homeowners’ insurance claims.
Nevada does not have specific dog bite laws in place like many other states. The “one bite free” rule that many states have also does not apply. If a person is attacked by a dog, the victim has the right to sue the dog’s owner for a personal injury. Since most dog bites occur on the property where the dog resides, these cases fall under premise liability.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has stated that at least 16 people die each year from dog bites. Overall, the CDC reports that almost 5,000,000 people are attacked each year by a dog and that almost one—fifth of those bites are serious enough to require intensive medical care. With such staggering facts, it is easy to see why dog bites are taken so seriously.
It is very important that everyone understands that all dogs can be dangerous. This is especially important to instill in small children who are the most common victim of dog attacks. Everyone should obey the following guidelines when they are around a strange dog:
- Do not quickly approach a dog you do not know. This may seem as if you are attacking the dog and they will react.
- Do not bother a dog that is eating or engaged in another activity. Dogs feel threatened and will “protect” their food or toys.
- Avoid making direct eye contact with an aggressive dog. Dogs find this as a challenge and are more apt to attack.
- Never approach a stray dog.
- Do not try to calm a barking dog that you do not know.
Aggressiveness in a dog is not restricted to any single breed or size of the dog. While some breeds of dogs can be more aggressive by nature, all breeds of dogs can attack if they feel threatened, are inured, or have been abused to the point of aggression.
If you have suffered a dog bite, you should schedule a consultation with a professional dog bite attorney. The injuries you received can often quickly add up to large medical bills and you may suffer other financial issues as a result. If your child was injured there may also be additional emotional harm connected to the attack.
Many insurance companies try to overlook the seriousness of a dog bite. This lack of compassion can further injure the victim. It is important to protect your rights with legal representation.
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