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Dog Bite Injury Lawyer

Experiencing a dog bite is never pleasant. Dog attacks can be vicious, traumatic, and leave permanent scars. If you have experienced a dog bite, you may be entitled to receive compensation to cover and physical and mental harm that you have suffered.

It’s always a shock to see the damage dogs can cause. Dog bites can result in deep tissue wounds and lacerations to the skin, face, and neck. Dog bites also carry the risk of serious bacterial infection that could lead to sepsis. Even if you are a respected dog lover, you shouldn’t try to deal with these injuries alone. The damage caused by the bite can be substantial and long-lasting, requiring long-term medical treatment even in the most minor cases. When your quality of life is put at risk due to injuries caused by a dog attack, you need an attorney who understands how important your recovery is and can help you obtain financial compensation for every aspect of the bites.

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Las Vegas Dog Bite Lawyer

Willoughby Shulman Injury Lawyers is a trusted and experienced personal injury law firm that handles dog bite injury claims in Las Vegas. If you have been the victim of a dog bite attack, you may have sustained serious injuries that could have long-lasting repercussions. After an animal attack, there are many questions to be answered. What is the cost of my medical expenses going to be? How long will I be out of work? Do I have a case against the owner or keeper of this vicious animal? Willoughby Shulman Injury Lawyers has provided answers for many injured victims in Nevada. Our legal team has successfully represented clients who were seriously injured in dog attacks, resulting in generous settlements and verdicts. We aggressively pursue maximum compensation for our clients.

What to Do if You’ve Been Bitten by a Stranger’s Dog

If you have been bitten by a stranger’s dog, you should take the following steps:

Seek medical attention. It is always important to seek medical care after any injury, but it is especially important when you have been bitten by a dog. The bite may cause infections and other complications that can be treated with antibiotics or other medications.

Document the incident and your injuries as you will need to collect evidence for your personal injury claim. Take pictures of the bite marks and your injuries as soon as possible after being bitten by a dog. You should also write down all of the details surrounding the incident, including where it happened, who owned the dog, how long ago it happened (if known), what kind of response your attacker gave to you after biting you (if any), etc.

Finally, call the law offices of Willoughby Shulman Injury Lawyers at (702) 852-6688 for help with filing a personal injury claim against whoever owns the dog that bit you

Who Is Liable for a Dog Bite Injury

In Nevada, the law may impose liability on a dog owner for a dog bite based on the totality of the circumstances surrounding the bite or attack. If those circumstances demonstrate that the owner did not properly control or supervise their dog, they could be held responsible for any resulting injuries.

The following are examples of situations in which an owner could be liable for a dog bite injury:

  • The owner knew or should have known that their dog had bitten someone before and failed to take reasonable steps to prevent the same thing from happening again;
  • The owner knew or should have known that their dog was about to bite someone, but didn’t do anything to stop it from happening;
  • The owner allowed their dog to run free without supervision when it bit someone; and
  • If someone brings suit against an owner for a dog bite injury in Nevada, they must establish two things: (1) that there was a breach of duty by the owner, and (2) that there was causation between this breach of duty and their injury.

How to Avoid Dog Bite Injuries

As a dog owner, you’re responsible for the safety of others around your pet. You may be surprised to learn that there are many ways to avoid dog bite injuries, even if your dog has never bitten anyone.

  • Always ask, “May I pet your dog?” before approaching a dog that is not yours. Dogs can feel threatened and defensive when approached by strangers who are unfamiliar with their body language or behavior. If the person says yes, slowly present the back of your hand first for the dog to smell. Then slowly offer it some treats as an incentive for letting you approach.
  • Do not run toward a dog.
  • Never bark or growl at a dog because this type of behavior can cause them to become aggressive in response.
  • While some breeds may be more prone to biting than others, all dogs have teeth and they are all capable of biting humans if provoked enough.
  • Never leave young children and dogs unattended together because young children may not understand how to interact with dogs appropriately yet and could put themselves at risk for being bitten by accident.

Why You Need a Dog Bite Injury Attorney

If you have been the victim of a dog bite, you may be worried about how to handle the situation. If you have been injured by a dog, it is important to understand your rights and what steps to take next.

A lawyer can help you initiate a claim against the pet owner for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. You should also consider contacting an attorney if your injuries were serious enough that they will cause long-term effects on your life or if you have suffered significant financial loss as a result of being bitten by a dog.

If you have been injured by a dog bite and are considering hiring an attorney, contact Willoughby Shulman Injury Lawyers today!

Were You Injured By a Dog? Call Willoughby Shulman Injury Lawyers

If you or someone you love was injured by a dog, you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. A lawyer can help you initiate a claim against the pet owner for these things, and many more.

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