North Las Vegas Dog Bite Lawyer

North Las Vegas Dog Bite Attorney

Dogs are popular pets in North Las Vegas and across the country, and while most people have positive experiences with dogs, some suffer severe injuries from unexpected attacks. Some dogs are inherently aggressive while others with no known history of aggression may lash out unexpectedly. If you or a loved one is bitten or otherwise injured by someone else’s dog in Nevada, it is vital to know how you can recover from the experience and the value of hiring a North Las Vegas dog bite attorney to represent you.

Helping Dog Bite Victims Recover in North Las Vegas, NV

Easton & Easton can provide the legal counsel you need in this difficult situation. Our firm has years of experience representing clients in all types of personal injury claims in North Las Vegas and we can apply this experience to your dog bite claim. The state’s laws concerning dog bites can be confusing, and your case must meet specific criteria to fully recover all the losses you suffered. We can help meet the procedural requirements of your case and maximize the compensation you secure from the owner of the dog that bit you.

North Las Vegas Dog Bites

How to Prove Liability for a Dog Bite in North Las Vegas

The state does not enforce a specific dog bite statute, so the one-bite rule applies. This means that after a dog has bitten a person once, the dog’s owner must follow specific rules to prevent it from biting someone again. After the first bite, the dog owner is only responsible for the victim’s medical expenses. After a second bite, the dog owner will be liable for all damages the victim suffers and may face criminal penalties as well.

Success with a dog bite claim in North Las Vegas depends on whether the dog owner was negligent in their handling of the dog. Additionally, the victim must not have provoked the attack in any way, such as trespassing on private property, being aggressive toward the owner of the dog, or abusing the dog. If the owner of the dog failed to control their pet and prevent it from biting, they are likely to face liability for the victim’s damages. If their dog previously injured someone, they were likely faced with specific instructions to follow to prevent another attack. If they violated any such rules, it can impact your civil claim significantly.

Your North Las Vegas dog bite attorney can review the details of how and why your dog attack happened and gather evidence to determine whether the dog owner was negligent in their care and handling of the dog. Once you have established liability, you can proceed with claiming compensation for your damages.

Recovering Compensation for a Dog Attack in North Las Vegas

The objective of any personal injury claim is for the victim to obtain the compensation they need to recover as fully as possible from their experience. If you prove the dog owner was negligent or otherwise directly responsible for the attack, your North Las Vegas dog bite attorney can help collect compensation for:

  • Medical expenses. The defendant is responsible for all medical expenses they cause you to incur. A dog attack can entail painful bites that cause puncture wounds or even broken bones and nerve damage. A victim may hit the ground and suffer fractures, head injuries, and more. Your attorney can ensure you receive full compensation for all the medical treatment costs you face after your accident.
  • Lost income. When you are unable to work because of your injury, you can hold the defendant responsible for the income you could not earn during your recovery period. This applies to lost future income as well if your injuries are serious enough that you cannot return to work in the future. An experienced attorney is the ideal asset to have assisting you with accurately calculating these projected future losses.
  • Pain and suffering. Nevada law allows a personal injury plaintiff to recover compensation for the physical pain, psychological suffering, and trauma they experienced because of a defendant’s negligence. Dog attacks can be incredibly traumatic, and many victims suffer injuries that cause severe pain during recovery. Your North Las Vegas dog bite attorney can help maximize this aspect of your case award. They may seek compensation to reflect the time it takes you to fully recover, or they may aim for a large amount of pain and suffering compensation to reflect the severity of the harm you suffered.

It is also possible for other damages to come into play. For example, you could receive punitive damages at the judge’s discretion if the defendant was egregiously negligent, failed to uphold previously imposed responsibilities due to a prior bite, or if they intentionally coerced their dog to attack you. It is difficult for a plaintiff to qualify for punitive damages, but when they do they can enhance their final case award significantly.

The attorneys at Easton & Easton approach every personal injury case we accept with the objective of helping our client recover as much compensation as possible as efficiently as possible. Once we have assisted you with proving liability and establishing the scope of damages the defendant caused, we will seek to settle your case if possible. However, if we must take your case to court you can rely on our team to represent you through every stage of litigation. The sooner you reach out to our team, the faster we can guide you to the recovery you deserve after your dog attack in North Las Vegas.

Animal Bite Injury FAQs

Q: Is There a One-Bite Rule?

A: Some states enforce one-bite laws that effectively allow a dog owner to avoid liability for a single biting incident, while other states enforce strict liability rules that hold dog owners fully accountable for all damages their pets cause regardless of any known history of prior bites. Nevada does not enforce a dog bite statute, so the one-bite rule applies. However, a dog owner is fully liable for any damages their pet causes due to their negligent handling of the dog.

Q: How Much Compensation Can I Claim for a Dog Bite in North Las Vegas?

A: The victim of a personal injury can generally collect compensation for all their economic damages as well as compensation for pain and suffering. The exact value of any personal injury claim hinges on the severity of the victim’s damages. When it comes to dog attacks, a dog owner is only liable if they were negligent in their care of the dog and/or the dog has a history of aggression that the owner failed to properly address. A North Las Vegas dog bite attorney can offer an estimate of the compensation you could potentially claim in your case.

Q: How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim for a Dog Attack?

A: There is a two-year statute of limitations for personal injury cases in the state. The plaintiff must file their claim within two years of the date their injury occurred, otherwise they cannot claim compensation from the defendant. Two years might seem like more than enough time, but you will need time to collect evidence to support your case and prove the scope of your damages. It is advisable to speak with a North Las Vegas dog bite attorney quickly after the incident and to start working on your case as soon as possible. This will ensure the greatest chance of success with the claim.

Q: What Happens to the Dog After it Bites Someone in North Las Vegas?

A: Nevada law requires any dog that has bitten someone to enter quarantine for 10 days. The dog will be evaluated to ensure it does not carry any communicable diseases and is not overly aggressive. Typically, the dog is returned to its owner after these 10 days and the owner will have strict rules to follow for proper handling of the dog after the bite. If the review determines the dog is dangerous or a public health risk in any way, a judge may order it to be destroyed.

Q: How Much Will It Cost to Hire a North Las Vegas Dog Bite Attorney?

A: The team at Easton & Easton can take your personal injury case on a contingency fee basis. This means that you will not pay any upfront or ongoing legal fees for representation, and you only pay your attorney after they win your case. Your fee is a percentage of the total amount of your case award, so your attorney’s fee hinges on their ability to maximize your recovery. If they cannot secure compensation for your damages, you pay nothing.

The attorneys at Easton & Easton have helped many past clients in North Las Vegas recover compensation for all types of personal injuries. We know you have lots of legal questions in the aftermath of an unexpected dog attack and your case may involve various issues you cannot address on your own. Contact us today and schedule your consultation with a North Las Vegas dog bite attorney to learn more about the professional legal services we offer and what we can do to help you recover.

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