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If a dog has unfortunately bitten you, you need attorneys with over 33 years of experience to help fight for your rights. Dog bite injuries can seriously impact your life. You might have bills for medical treatment, lost wages, and pain and suffering. You don’t have to wait for the dog owner or the insurance company to make it right. When a dog bite or attack hurts you, we’re here to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.


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    FAQs dog bite cases and animal attacks

    What are the Nevada dog bite laws?

    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 many states have also does not apply. If a dog attacks a person, the victim can sue the owner for personal injury. Since most dog bites occur on the property where the dog resides, these cases fall under premise liability.

    The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has stated that at least 16 people die yearly from dog bites. The CDC reports that almost 5,000,000 people are attacked each year by a dog and that nearly one-fifth of those bites are severe enough to require intensive medical care. With such staggering facts, it is easy to see why dog bites are taken so seriously.

    What happens if my dog bites someone on the property I own?

    If your dog bites someone on your own property, you may owe the person financial compensation.

    You may also be required to report the bite to the Clark County Animal Control authorities. Even if your dog bites someone on your property, that fact may not be a defense.

    What happens if my dog bites someone in a home I rent?

    You may have legal liability if a dog bites someone in a home you rent. Trespassing and provocation are recognized defenses to a dog bite in a rental home.

    Physical injuries, property damage, and pain and suffering are all types of compensation available for a dog bite in a rental home. Insurance may cover your legal liability.

    How does strict liability affect dog bite cases?

    Strict liability affects dog bite cases by making a dog owner legally liable for a bite any time the dog owner violates dog laws. Even if a dog has no history of being aggressive, breaking a dog law is enough to create negligence per se for an owner. Negligence per se is a very high legal standard similar to strict liability but allows the dog owner to rebut the presumption of liability.

    How long does it take for a dog bite settlement?

    It takes approximately 30-90 days for a dog bite settlement. A complex case may take several months. The exact details in the case determine how long it takes for a dog bite settlement.

    However, a dog bite settlement usually takes between 30 days and several months, depending on the case’s specific facts. Please consult with an attorney to evaluate your particular case and settlement to give you an exact timeframe.

    What is the average settlement for a dog bite injury?

    The national average settlement for a dog bite injury is between $3,000 and $90,000.

    An average dog bite settlement includes compensation for medical bills, damaged property, lost income, pain and suffering, and more. The more severe your injuries and the longer your recovery time, the higher you can expect your compensation to be.

    The value of your case may be more or less than the average settlement for a dog bite injury. Please consult an attorney to evaluate your specific circumstance to give you a fair estimate.

    How can I remain safe when a strange animal approaches me?

    It is very important everyone understands that all dogs can be dangerous. This is especially important to instill in small children, the most common dog attack victims. Everyone should obey the following guidelines when they are around a strange dog:

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    • Do not quickly approach a dog you do not know. This may seem like you are attacking the dog, and they will react.
    • Do not bother a dog that is eating or engaged in another activity. Dogs may feel threatened and will “protect” their food or toys.
    • Avoid making direct eye contact with an aggressive dog. Dogs can 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

    A dog’s aggression 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 injured, or have been abused to the point of aggression.

    You should consult a professional dog bite attorney if you have suffered a dog bite. The injuries you receive 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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    Don’t fall for insurance company settlement tactics

    If there’s an insurance company involved in your dog bite claim, don’t settle without speaking to our dog bite attorneys.

    The insurance company wants to minimize legitimate claims in order to make money. They hope that you accept a settlement quickly without completely understanding what your case is worth.

    However, when you’re a dog bite attack victim, there’s a good chance you deserve payment for pain and suffering. When you work with us, we examine the full extent of your losses.


      We pride ourselves on making the process thorough and straightforward. With our dog bite lawyers by your side, you have strong advocates who investigate your claim completely. When you finally resolve the case, you have the peace of mind of knowing you’re getting the full compensation you deserve.

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      You may deserve compensation when you or someone you know is the victim of a dog bite or animal attack. But you might not know how to claim compensation or underestimate the value of your case.

      Adam S. Kutner, Injury Attorneys, will help you through the legal process. Our team takes the lead and handles every step on your behalf until you have a fair result in your case.

      Same-day appointments are available, and we get to work right away. Let us evaluate your claim free of charge.

      Together, we can ensure you have the compensation you deserve.

      How Adam S. Kutner can help you

      Our law firm has the experience

      We’ve been handling dog bite injury cases in the Las Vegas area for more than 33 years. With a fully staffed personal injury lawyer team and millions of dollars collected for our clients, our skilled attorneys know how to get results. Our experience means that we maximize your compensation and work fast to get you the compensation that you need and deserve.

      Free consultation and no fees unless we win

      Our dog bite lawyers want you to focus on your life so you can move forward in healing. With Adam S. Kutner, Injury Attorneys, you don’t have to worry about paying upfront. Our dog and animal bite attorneys are deeply committed to giving you first-rate legal representation. That’s why we offer a free consultation and no fee unless you win.

      Our dog bite lawyers are the best in the Las Vegas Valley

      With us, you can expect personal attention to your case and constant communication from our friendly team. We’re proud to be the leading dog bite lawyers in the Las Vegas Valley. Come see what sets us apart.

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      Building your case

      When a dog, unfortunately, bites you, our Las Vegas attorneys use a specialized process to build your case and pursue maximum compensation. From carefully investigating, building evidence, documenting losses, and negotiating fair compensation, we utilize the legal process in a professional and targeted way to ensure you get the best possible result. In a dog bite case, your medical treatment expenses, work limitations, and recovery prognosis are all keys to knowing the total value of your legal claim.

      But just knowing what you deserve isn’t enough. We’re also skilled legal practitioners who get results. Our dog attack attorneys know how to prepare legal pleadings, file motions, and argue in court. We work carefully with you to discuss legal strategy and take the proper steps on your behalf to have the strongest possible case when your trial date arrives. Our diligence, detail, and determination are what make the difference. The sooner you begin working with us, the sooner we can build your case for compensation, and you can get back to your life and put this terrible experience behind you. Let us focus on the legal aspects as you focus on your health.

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      “Am very pleased with the service I received going to Mr Kutner. His office staff is very friendly. They communicated with me in every step and answered all the questions I had. My case manager would check in on me regularly and keep me updated. I would highly recommend anyone to go to Mr Kutner.”

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      Call us at (702) 382-0000 anytime to schedule a free consultation. We will work to get you the maximum settlement as quickly as possible so you can move forward on your healing journey.


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