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Las Vegas Dog Bite Lawyer

If you get bitten by a dog you do not own, Eric Blank Injury Attorneys is here to help you get proper compensation.
Attorney Eric Blank

Dog Bite Lawyer in Las Vegas

Dogs are known to be man’s best friends, providing companionship and protection. The last thing you would expect while outside is getting attacked by one. Unfortunately, it happens more often than people realize.

The primary reason for dog bites in Nevada is negligent owners. Dog ownership comes with specific responsibilities, including proper training to avoid incidents of aggression.

Victims of dog bites have the option to claim compensation from the owner. If you need the assistance of a competent Las Vegas dog bite lawyer, contact Eric Blank Injury Attorneys.

Dog Bite Law in Nevada

There are several laws relevant to dog bite cases in Nevada.

First is the “one bite” rule. That means the owner can be liable if they are aware or had reason to believe their pet could cause injury to someone else. They are not automatically liable if the dog has not bitten anyone else in the past.

Was the dog on a leash? Nevada laws require owners to have their pets on a leash when outside. Further, they are not allowed in certain areas of Las Vegas at specific hours.

If you were bitten by a dog, contact Eric Blank Injury Attorneys to explore your legal options.

How to Pursue a Dog Bite Claim in Nevada

Nevada laws do not automatically give compensation to a dog bite victim after an incident. A settlement requires a three-step approach:

  1. Investigate all the facts and evidence available. That includes checking the bite history of the dog involved in the incident and determining how liable the owner is for the attack.
  2. Negotiating with the dog owner or their insurance provider to reach a favorable resolution without going to court.
  3. Bring the case to court if you cannot resolve it with the owner.

You have two years to file a lawsuit and recover damages in dog bite cases. The statute of limitations begins on the day and time the dog bite occurred.

What to Do If a Dog Bites You

A dog bite can have a devastating effect on your body. A dog’s teeth can pierce through flesh and bone. The first thing to worry about after getting bit is your health and safety. Get out of reach of the animal immediately to prevent further attacks.

Once you are safe, seek medical attention. They can determine the damage you sustained and apply any necessary treatments. Call the police to report the incident to get an official record.

Gather all relevant information after the incident. The most important details are the name and contact information of the dog’s owner. If you see any witnesses, try to get their version of events on record, and take down their contact information.

Information is vital in building your case. Write everything down, document every piece of evidence, and take pictures or videos if possible. You can then submit these to Eric Blank Injury Attorneys, and our team will build a case on your behalf.

Injuries Suffered From Dog Bites

A dog bite can cause severe injuries to a person. Their teeth can easily penetrate the skin and create massive tears and wounds. The wound may then also become infected.

The location of the bite affects the severity of the situation. Getting bit near an artery is very dangerous. Broken bones and amputations can also occur in some cases.

Aside from physical injuries, the victim can also suffer from emotional and psychological consequences.

If you’ve been bit by a dog, don’t hesitate to contact Eric Blank Injury Attorneys.

Why Hire a Dog Bite Lawyer?

Dog bites cases may seem straightforward, but you must prove the owner’s negligence.

A dog bite lawyer will build a case using evidence from:

  1. Any surveillance system present around the scene of the incident
  2. Other witnesses
  3. Records of the dog’s previous incidents, if there are any.
  4. Your medical records after the bite occurred.

We can start with a free strategy session to discuss the incident and determine the next best step. Call us to book a consultation today.

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