If you are the victim of an animal attack, you are not alone. More than 4 .5 million people suffer a dog bite every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of those, roughly 885,000 people will require hospitalization for their injuries. While Nevada does not have a dog bite law on the books, negligent animal owners can still be held accountable for injuries you experience after an attack.
At George T. Bochanis Law Offices, our dog bite attack lawyers in Las Vegas know that pet owners have a responsibility to properly train their animal and do everything possible to protect you from harm. When they don’t take their role seriously, we know that this can cause you unnecessary challenges.
We meticulously go through the details of your personal injury claim to ask pertinent questions: Was the animal leashed? Did the owner have a fenced-in yard? Were you treated for injuries in a hospital? Animal attacks can lead to permanent scarring, disfigurement and emotional trauma. Just like victims of motor vehicle accidents, you might have developed post-traumatic stress disorder, incurred expensive medical bills and/or be forced to take a leave from work in order to heal. Each of these is a quantifiable damage that could merit compensation.
As with any products liability or hotel injuries matter, you can help your case by compiling as much information as possible. We will collaborate with you to gather key evidence, like eyewitness testimony and police reports, as well as the following:
It is possible that the defense may try to claim that you trespassed or provoked the animal in some way. We can help you show that you are not responsible for the attack and that if you were on the property, you were there as an invited guest or in the role of performing a job for the owner.
At George T. Bochanis Law Offices, our dog bite injury lawyers understand that each case is unique. We believe in giving you personalized attention which includes designing a strategy around your specific situation, regular updates throughout your case and answers to your specific questions. We can also help you or someone you know with other personal injury matters such as workers’ compensation, wrongful death, boat accidents or a truck accident. To speak with one of our attorneys in a free consultation, please contact us today by calling (702) 388-2005.