Kentucky Dog Bite Lawyer
Why Choose Bryant Law Center P.S.C.
If you have been injured in a dog bite, working with an experienced Kentucky personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after your injury will support the best possible outcome in your case. Our law firm with a focus on personal injuries from a variety of accidents has been successfully representing clients for over 20 years.
Our firm is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, reserved for firms who have recovered over a million dollars for their clients. Additionally, we have an AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell rating, the highest possible. We have the experience you need to settle for the best possible amount before trial, or to win at trial on your behalf if a fair amount is not offered beforehand.
What to do After a Dog Bite Injury
While you might often hear that dogs are a person’s best friend, bites are more common than you might think, with the American Veterinary Medical Association noting that nearly 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year in the United States. If you have been bitten by a dog, it is important to seek out immediate medical attention for your injuries, and from there, reach out to a personal injury lawyer.
Can You Sue for a Dog Bite Injury in Kentucky?
When you are injured in an accident or incident that is caused by someone or something else, you could be entitled to compensation for your damages. If you have been injured from a dog bite and suffered damages, you could be entitled to compensation. To begin, your attorney will generally try and achieve a fair settlement that covers your complete damages outside of court. However, when you cannot achieve a fair settlement that fully covers your damages, you may be able to file a lawsuit to collect them.
Kentucky Dog Bite Law
Under Kentucky Law KRS 258.235(4), owners of dogs are under strict liability for any bites that their dogs might be found to have engaged in. This means that any owner whose dog has been found to have caused damage to a person or livestock will be responsible for the damages that result from the dog bite. While in some states it is required that the dog have engaged in aggressive behavior before, this is not the case in Kentucky, and a dog and its owner can be held liable for a first bite.
Who is Liable in a Dog Bite Accident?
While it would be comical to collect your damages in the form of dog biscuits directly from the dog that bit you, this isn’t how it goes. The owner of any dog that causes injury or property damage will be liable, regardless of whether they were being responsible with the dog prior to the attack.
Contact a Kentucky Dog Bite Lawyer
To recover the best possible compensation for your dog bite injury, working with a personal injury attorney is advised. You can only collect damages that you can prove with evidence than successfully claim from the party at-fault. Your Kentucky personal injury attorney from Bryant Law Center P.S.C. has the experience you need to put forward the best possible case in your favor. For a free consultation to discuss options on your Kentucky dog bite injury, schedule a consultation with us or call (270) 550-1230.