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Las Vegas Dog Bite Lawyer

Holding Dog Owners Responsible for Dogs’ Actions

When a dog bites or attacks someone in Nevada, the dog owner is almost always liable. If a dog bit you or someone in your family, or attacked, or even jumped on you causing injuries, talk to a personal injury lawyer about the victim’s rights.

Contact a Las Vegas Animal Attack Lawyer

Dog bite injuries are serious – both physically and psychologically. The scarring and nerve damage can last a lifetime. At Koch & Brim in Las Vegas, our attorneys handle every dog attack case with the long-term effects in mind.

Medical attention

A dog bite or dog attack injury requires immediate medical attention. If you are not sure what doctor to call or if health insurance is a problem, please call our law firm. We will arrange for you to be examined by a capable physician who can treat you right away.

Long-term medical needs

Dog bite injuries can cause disfiguring scars that require plastic surgery. Nerve damage can be a continuing problem. And there is often deep psychological pain that requires therapy, especially when children are the victims. Dog attacks can also knock victims to the ground causing broken bones and other injuries.

Dog bite injury claim

Dog bite and dog attack victims are often small children and vulnerable elderly people. Insurance companies sometimes offer a quick settlement, but it is a good idea to have a Las Vegas personal injury attorney who understands the medical and psychological issues involved, and who will work for fair and just compensation.

How Long Do You Have to File a Dog Bite Claim in Nevada?

Lawsuits filed over dog bites and similar injuries fall under personal injuries. The personal injury statute of limitation in Nevada is two years from the date of the injury.

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

  • Seek medical treatment immediately. Even if the wound might seem minor to you. Dog bites are prone to infection, and you never know if you’ve been bitten by a dog with a disease.
  • Talk to the dog owner. If you’re able to identify the owner, let them know what occurred and exchange contact information with them.
  • Take photos of your injuries. Try to also note down how the incident happened so that you have notes to go back to in the future.
  • File a report. This is helpful in all cases whether it was a simple incident or a life-threatening bite. Filing a report with local police or animal control will document your incident and help  your case.
  • Contact a local dog bite attorney. Your attorney will help you with your case while you focus on healing.

Talk to a Las Vegas Dog Bite Attorney

Our Las Vegas dog bite lawyers believe that every dog bite deserves attention to avoid any injuries and pledge to help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today if you have any questions or to book a free case consultation.

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