Dog Bite or Animal Attack Personal Injuries
An animal attack, such as a dog bite, can cause physical and emotional injuries to children and adults. If you or someone you know has been injured by a dog bite, or other animal attack, you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries.
Can I Really Be Compensated For My Animal Attack Injuries?
In some cases, the answer is yes, you can be compensated for an animal attack such as a dog bite injury. In Nevada, animal owners are responsible for the actions of their animals. If a dog bites, it is the responsibility of the pet owner and you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries. However, it is your burden to show that the animal owner was negligent in some way and that the owner’s negligence caused the injury. For example, if a dog is not on a leash and attacks a passerby, as long as the passerby did not provoke the dog, you may be able to be compensated for your dog bite injuries.
If you provoked the dog, or were trespassing on the dog owner’s property, it is likely any injuries sustained from a dog bite will not be compensated. If you have been injured in an animal attack, such as a dog bite, it is important to retain knowledgeable attorneys that can perform the proper investigation to determine the animal’s history and to determine whether your injuries are compensable.
Are My Injuries Serious Enough To Obtain Compensation?
Physical as well as emotional injuries may occur as a result of an animal attack. Animal attack victims may experience serious injuries such as skin lacerations, eye injuries, broken bones, back injuries, head trauma and scarring. In some cases, animal attack victims may also experience infection due to a dog bite or other attack that pierces the skin. We have also represented animal attack victims that have severe emotional injuries such as flashbacks, depression, emotional distress and post traumatic stress disorder as a result of a dog bite or other attack.
What Should I Do If My Child Is Bitten By A Dog?
If you child is attacked by a dog or another animal, the first thing you should do is seek medical assistance for your child. It is also important to report the attack so that the police or animal control may report the incident. After your child receives treatment for their injuries, you should try to determine where the animal came from and who owns the animal. Take photographs of the scene and photographs of your child to document any physical injuries.
Consult a qualified personal injury attorney to determine if you can pursue a case on behalf of your child.
At Rosenblum Law Offices, we can help. Contact us today at (702) 433-2889 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your animal attack case.