Las Vegas Dog Bite Attorney

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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.

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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 per se."

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 personal injury 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!