04 Apr If I Am Bitten By A Dog In Las Vegas, Can I Sue?
The laws regarding dog bites in Las Vegas are clear, and owners are held responsible for the actions of their dogs and other pets. If that dog causes injury or damage to property the owner of the dog can be held responsible if they can be proven to be negligent in their control of the animal. While every case is going to be different, the main thing that is going to determine if you will potentially be successful suing a dog owner for damages is going to be if they can be proven to have acted in a negligent manner. There are laws regarding the restraint of dogs and other animals, and if it can be proven that the owner did not exercise reasonable care to provide these restraints, then a dog that bites or causes harm will be the responsibility of that dog’s owner. Naturally if your child climbs a fence and enters the area where a dog is restrained, it will be far harder to prove negligence on the part of the owner than if the dog was running loose and bit your child. Because there are so many potential factors in each case, it is best to simply contact THE VEGAS LAWYERS if a dog causes injury or property damage to you, and allow us to examine the specifics of the situation. Naturally, our consultations are free and without charge, and we only get paid if we win your case. We are the dog bite lawyers in Las Vegas that you need, because we know the laws in Las Vegas with regards to dog ownership.
While many state have specific laws surrounding dog bites, Nevada does not. The laws that are in place throughout areas like unincorporated Clark County, Las Vegas, Henderson and North Las Vegas all involve restraint (leash laws and fencing) as well as nuisance and waste disposal. While unrestrained dogs are easier to prove negligence on the part of the owner if the dog bites, there are still unanswered questions surrounding each case that should be reviewed by one of our experienced dog bite attorneys before you decide if you have a case or not. The majority of dog bites occur on the property where the dog resides, the lawsuits that follow these bites usually involve premise liability, and are filed against the homeowner’s insurance policy. Dog bites make up about 1/3 of all cases against insurance policies every year.
Chances are if you contact the insurance company directly they are going to downplay the injury. Most dog bites involve children and happen on the face and hands. This very will might require plastic surgery to correct, and can also instill emotional harm that can haunt a person for the rest of their life. The simple stitching up of the wound is not nearly enough, and the insurance company will have you believe that is where their responsibility ends. This is not true, and the experienced animal law attorneys at THE VEGAS LAWYERS are going to be able to prove it for you.
Contact us immediately if you or your child is bitten by a dog. We will assess your case, and if it is as a result of no fault of your own we will fight hard to get you everything you deserve.