Las Vegas Dog Bite Lawyers
Dog bites can lead to severe injuries, including infectious diseases that require long-term treatment and costly medical care to heal.
While anyone is at risk of getting bitten by a dog, children and elderly victims are substantially more likely to suffer severe or life-threatening injuries after bite or attack occurs.
If you or a loved one has been bitten by a dog in Las Vegas, our personal injury attorneys can help you pursue the financial recovery you deserve, even when the dog owner is a friend, family member, or stranger.
UNDERSTANDING DOG BITES IN LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
With nearly 90 million dogs living in the United States, dog bites from a stranger’s dog at a dog park, or an attack from a dog you already know are common throughout Las Vegas and the rest of the country.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, each year in the U.S. there are:
- 4.7 million dog bites occur
- Around 800,000 dog bites require medical care
- 58% of all deaths from dog bites occurred on the dog owner’s property
- 50% of all dog bites involve children under the age of 12
- 70% of all fatal dog bites involved children under the age of 10
- Children are three times more likely than adults to get a serious dog bite injury
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT DOG BITES
CAN THE DOG’S OWNER BE HELD LIABLE FOR A BITE?
To hold a dog owner liable for a dog bite, the injured victim must prove that the owner was negligent.
We must demonstrate that the dog owner failed to use reasonable care to prevent the injury, that the injury was caused by that lack of care that led to the injured victim’s damages, such as medical expenses, lost wages, and other losses.
Nevada law does not require the dog owner to know the dangerous propensity of the dog as a prerequisite to recovery.
WHAT KINDS OF EVIDENCE DO YOU LOOK FOR WHEN EVALUATING A LAS VEGAS DOG BITE CASE?
To evaluate a potential case, our Las Vegas dog bite lawyers must evaluate the nature of the attack.
Each dog bite case is unique, and so are the circumstances of the event. Were you a visitor inside a home or office when an unprovoked attack occurred? Did a dog owner negligently leave their door or gate open, which allowed the dog to attack passersby?
We will evaluate each detail of your case and customize our approach to pursuing the dog owner for your unique financial recovery needs.
HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO FILE A LAS VEGAS DOG BITE CLAIM FOR DAMAGES?
In the State of Nevada, you have two years from the date of a personal injury to file a lawsuit for damages against the negligent party. If you wait past that deadline, your case may not be heard.
Contact our Las Vegas dog bite attorney immediately after the injury occurs, so we can begin investigating your case, preserving evidence, and ensuring you get the medical care you need.
CONTACT OUR DOG BITE ATTORNEYS IN LAS VEGAS, NV FOR A FREE CONSULTATION TODAY
If you have been bitten by a dog, contact our Las Vegas dog bite attorneys at Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith today to schedule a free consultation by calling 702-832-0546 directly after you have sought medical care for your injuries. If you cannot come to our office to discuss your case, we will come to you. Call us now to learn more about how we can help you pursue the negligent dog owner who caused your injuries for the financial compensation you need to heal.