Las Vegas Dog Bite Lawyer

If you’ve suffered a dog bite in Las Vegas, it may have resulted in severe personal injuries.

The aftermath can be traumatizing. The victim may suffer permanent disfiguration in the form of scarring, or they could experience significant emotional pain and suffering. If this is the case for you, it is imperative that you contact a knowledgeable Las Vegas dog bite lawyer as soon as possible following an attack. Gathering the appropriate evidence will help build a solid case. The longer you wait, the more difficult it can become for a personal injury attorney to help you recover the compensation you are entitled to.

At The Injury Firm, our Las Vegas dog bite attorney has over a decade of experience, and he’s helped hundreds, if not thousands, of dog bite victims recover the compensation they are rightfully owed. Our dog bite lawyer will fight hard to ensure his victims prevail in the eyes of justice following an attack in Las Vegas.

If you’ve been injured in a dog bite or another type of animal attack, contact our Las Vegas personal injury lawyer immediately. Call (702) 800-0988 or complete our contact form online to schedule a free case review.

What Does Nevada Law Say About Dog Bite Cases?

Under Nevada Law, dog bites can be pursued under the standard theory of negligence. There are however some special rules that apply to dog bites. For instance, if a dog has bitten more than one person, it can be assumed that the dog has dangerous propensities, and the dog owner is therefore put on notice that the dog is a danger to the public.

There are also special laws that apply to dogs regarding restraints. Under NRS 574.100, it is required that dogs be restrained. Under Clark County Code 10.36.040, it is unlawful to walk a dog in public without a leash. Las Vegas Municipal Code 7.36.030 makes is a misdemeanor to willfully take a dog in public without a leash. There are special rules for certain areas, where dogs are not allowed even with a leash. If any of these laws are violated, during the time of the dog bite/attack, then the owner is automatically liable under the legal theory of “negligence per se”.

If you can establish liability for owner of the dog after a dog bite, then they are responsible for your injuries and damages. Damages can include both your medial bills and pain/suffering, resulting from the incident. If the injuries caused you to lose time from work, you may be entitled to a lost wages claim. Often times, a dog bite will cause disfigurement, which is also compensable through general damages.

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What is the average medical bill for a dog bite?

The medical bills resulting from a dog bite can vary greatly depending on the treatment. Ranging from a rabies vaccine all the way through complicated plastic surgery. We have seen medical bills from dog bites reach well into the six figure mark. Regardless, medical bills are fully recoverable under Nevada law. The collateral source rule in Nevada allows recovery for the full medical bill, regardless of whether it is paid by health insurance. This means that your medical bills can become a big part of your damages in a dog bite case.

How can I recover damages from a dog bite injury?

This is typically the most elusive part of dog bite cases. It is difficult to find coverage from a loss involving a dog bite. Often times, owners of dogs do not have insurance coverage for their animals. Insurance companies have carve out language in their policies to exclude animals that are not listed in the premium and declarations. Sometimes, insurance companies will try to limit their exposure to dog attacks by making separate policies for losses involving animals. For instance we have seen homeowners policies with $100,000.00 in policy limits for liability but only $10,000.00 for incidents involving dog bites.

On the flip side, if you can find coverage, insurance companies will typically step up to the plate to protect their insureds if their animals caused injury to another person. However, they are tough claims to negotiate, as there are a lot of moving parts that will increase or decrease the value for these types of claims.

Why should I hire a dog bite lawyer for my injury?

You should always hire an attorney to represent you if you are a victim of negligence. Attorneys, such as the ones at The Injury Firm are well equipped to handle these types of cases based on their vast experience in handling personal injury matters. You can negatively impact your case if you try to handle your case yourself. So the best option is to retain a lawyer right aways, so you can be directed on how to properly handle the situation.

Steps to take after a dog bite in Las Vegas, NV

If you have been the victim of a dog attack, make sure that you take photos of both the animal (if it is safe to do so) and the injuries (both immediately after and during the recover process). You should do your best to obtain the contact information for the dog owner, including their name, address, telephone number, name of the animal, and any insurance information that may cover the loss.

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Common Dog Bite Injuries

  • Automobile Accidents

  • Cuts and lacerations

  • Loss of limbs

  • Disfiguration and scarring

  • Infection

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The most common reasons for a dog bite

  • Death

  • Unleashed dog

  • Untrained dog

  • Abused/neglected dog

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“I got into an accident that wasn’t my fault. When my insurance wanted to hold me accountable for it I didn’t know who to call so I reached out to The Injury Firm. I can’t tell you how satisfied I was! It was like having a personal assistant. They took care of everything for me. I hope I never get in an accident again but if I do, they’ll be the first call I make.” – Omid S.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely, yes! In fact, you can’t afford to NOT hire us. By working with an experienced attorney, you can rest assured knowing you will receive the maximum compensation for your injuries. We do not charge a fee up-front, and we do not collect payment until AFTER we have settled your case. We will NEVER make more than our clients. That said, there is really no reason why you should not hire an attorney!

Every case is unique; however, we will work diligently to get you your maximum financial compensation as quickly as possible. By working with Brian M. Boyer, you will never be left in the dark. You can text or call him 24/7, and he and his dedicated staff will provide you with case updates as your claim progresses.

We can’t predict the future; however, we can tell you that we are determined to win. Our skilled attorney understands torts law and he has successfully recovered millions for his injured clients. What we can tell you is this: by hiring Brian, you are hiring the best option available in Las Vegas, NV.

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Brian M. Boyer, Esq.

Meet Our Dog Bite Attorney

Brian M. Boyer has practiced personal injury law for over a decade. In the past ten years, he has helped multiple car accident victims recover financially. His expertise as an injury lawyer remains unmatched in terms of securing maximum compensation for his clients.

If you or a loved one have experienced a personal injury following an accident, do not try to manage the complicated insurance negotiations and legal paperwork alone. You need an attorney, so please contact lawyer, Brian Boyer at (702) 800-0988 for a free and confidential case review.

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