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Dog Bite Injury Attorney Representation in Henderson & Las Vegas
If you or a loved one has been attacked or bitten by a dog that is not yours, the personal injury law firm of dog bite injury lawyer Laura Payne,Esq can help you recover your medical bills, and money for the pain and suffering and trauma you have endured!
In 2015, 34 people in the US were killed by dog attacks and nearly 368,000 victims were treated in emergency rooms for dog bite injuries; see:
Dog Bite Victim In Nevada? Who Is At Fault?
The law regarding dog bites is different in every state. In Nevada, if you are bitten by a dog, the owner is not automatically considered at fault under the law; see:
The victim must prove the owner of the dog was at fault for the injury.
Because, in Nevada, the dog owner is not automatically considered at fault, the required evidence and documentation must be gathered immediately to establish the owners liability for injuries sustained.
Factors that are important to know are:
- Whether or not animal control responded
- Whether or not police responded
- Location of the injury
- Ownership of the dog
If the owner was negligent in maintaining their dog, for instance the dog was loose or not on a leash, the owner can be liable for injuries sustained by the victim.
The personal injury law firm of dog bite injury lawyer Laura Payne,Esq can immediately take steps to preserve the evidence in your case!
Recovering Expenses, Being Fairly Compensated Under the Law
Dog bites can inflict painful, traumatic, and residual injuries for which monetary compensation is warranted and allowed under the law.
Dog bite injury lawyer Laura Payne, Esq has handled hundreds of dog bite cases. She is skilled and knowledgeable in the law in the state of Nevada and experienced in recovering money damages for victims of dog bites.
Compensation from Insurance Policies
Accident lawyer Laura Payne, Esq can locate insurance policies that are applicable, determine their applicability to the facts of the accident and can cover injuries to the victim.
In addition, she can recover the medical bills that you incur, along with damages for pain, suffering and scarring that are associated with being bitten by a dog.
She can help you obtain quality medical care, preserve the evidence, help with any bills you have already incurred and assist with Family Medical Leave (FMLA) if time off work is necessary; see:
Deferred Payment of Medical Bills
If the dog owner has homeowners insurance that does not exclude the breed involved in the attack, it can take time to settle your claim since negotiations cannot begin until the extent of the scaring is known.
Meanwhile, Laura Payne, Esq can assist you in deferring payment of some of your bills, and/or getting on-going treatment and obtaining funding on a need basis is time from work is lost.
The Frequency and Cost of Dog Bites
It was estimated that in 2015, according the Insurance Information Institute, the average cost per dog bite claim was $37,214.00. It is also estimated that one in six dog bites requires medical care.
In fact, in 2012, nearly 27,000 people were forced to undergo reconstructive surgery as a result of being bitten by a dog; see: