Have You Suffered a Dog Bite?
Choose a Proven Las Vegas Injury Attorney
While there is no dog bite statute in Nevada, there are avenues for those
who have been bitten or attacked to seek compensation from negligent owners
of these animals. Effectively doing this, however, requires a strong understanding
of Nevada case precedents and how the circumstances of your injury can
be asserted in a court of law.
Law Offices of Steven M. Burris is an award-winning, sought-after law firm that has been dedicated to
helping personal injury victims for more than 30 years. Attorney Burris
is AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® and has recovered million
dollar verdicts on behalf of his clients. He and his team are ready to
bring the same, effective, and unparalleled service to you and your dog
bite claim today.
Ensure that your injuries are answered for. Contact our compassionate Las
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Dog Bites and Negligence
Dog bite victims can pursue compensation for their injury on the grounds
of negligence. In these cases, negligence can be established as it most
commonly is in personal injury or premises liability cases, or as "negligence
In relation to dog bite claims, these terms mean the following:
Negligence in these cases means a lack of ordinary care. Negligent dog owners have
not shown reasonable caution or taken reasonable measures to keep their
dog from hurting people.
Negligence per se is only applicable in some counties of Nevada where negligence is considered
part of a dog owner violating local animal control laws. These counties
may have specific leashing laws and if an owner is in violation, they
are already considered negligent—even before any injury occurs.
In proving that an owner has been negligent, dog bite victims may have
to maneuver around the "one bite rule." Nevada is a "one
bite" state, which means that for a dog owner to be ruled negligent,
it must be proven that they were aware that the dog has been dangerous
in the past and that they failed to take the proper precautions.
Preparing Your Dog Bite Claim for Success
The burden on proving these circumstances in court is on the plaintiff
in these cases. However, with proper representation, the right evidence
can be collected and assertively presented. Our Las Vegas dog bite attorney
is always prepared to help new clients establish the facts of their claim
and ensure that the gravity of their injury is made clear.
Start pursuing the compensation you deserve.
Contact the Law Offices of Steven M. Burris today!