If you got severely injured in a dog bite or attack and believe that it could have been avoided if the pet owner had been more careful, you can hold them accountable for negligence. All you need to do is demonstrate that the dog owner was negligent. But that is easier said than done, you’ll most probably need the help of an experienced personal injury attorney from Ladah Law Firm in order to prove that.
Working with a lawyer:
Before you take the legal path, let us just warn you that it will not be an easy endeavor as the insurance company of the other party will try to dismiss your case by demonstrating that you proved the dog first or were trespassing. Proving in court that none of the claims are true will be a hard task as you may not have enough evidence at hand.
When you work with a personal injury attorney, he will help you find proper evidence to prove that none of it was your fault. They may try to find footage from dash cams or even talk to neighbors to inquire about the dog and if there were any previous cases of attacks or bites.
Injuries from the dog bite and attack:
As the victim of the accident, you also need to have proper documentation of the injuries and treatment you are seeking. This will not only provide you with another source of evidence but can also help you determine how much compensation you can seek when you decide to file a lawsuit. The injuries that you sustained can be compared to other cases of dog attacks and bites to draw parallels and strengthen your case.
Doing all of it alone, will not be possible and you will need the help of an attorney.
This goes without saying that you won’t be able to hold the dog owner responsible for the attack in every circumstance. There are certain exceptions, for example, if you were the one who prove=oked or teased the dog in the first place, it will be considered your fault. On top of that, if you were trespassing on the property in Las Vegas, it’s not the owner’s fault.
Work with an attorney today to hold the responsible party accountable for the injuries you are suffering from, and get the compensation you need to recover your damages.