They may be man’s best friend, but dogs can do a lot of damage if they’re not properly trained and confined. In fact, every year, more than 4.5 million Americans are bitten by dogs, and one in every five dog bites is severe enough to require medical attention. In fact, thousands of people require reconstructive surgery every year because of dog attacks, and several even die.
If you have been the victim of a dog bite, you need to know your rights to fair compensation. As the person legally responsible for the dog, its owner is liable for the damages the dog inflicts on a victim. In Nevada, the state allows victims of dog bites to recover compensation if the owner has shown negligence. Negligence essentially means an absence of ordinary care or a violation of animal control laws, like allowing a dog to roam unleashed through a neighborhood or allowing them to trespass onto another’s property.
Animal owners, however, may not be the only party responsible in a Las Vegas dog bite case. The parents of a minor, for instance, may be the responsible party, as may be animal keepers, landlords, or property owners. Our seasoned injury attorneys can examine your case and help you determine who is responsible for your trauma.
Las Vegas Dog Bite Attorneys
If you’ve been bitten by a dog, seek medical attention immediately. Your health is the top priority in a dog bite case. Untreated animal bites can result in infection and even death. Once you’ve been evaluated by a medical professional, give us a call and we can help determine what damages you may be entitled to. Since dog bites can result in permanent injury, lost wages, compounding medical bills and even physical deformity, you’ll want to make sure that your interests are looked after.
Call Tingey Injury Law Firm today so we can help you get the compensation you deserve, (702) 333-0000.