Louisville Dog Bite Attorney

Were You or Your Child Bit by a Dog?

Dog bites are often an example of premises liability cases. In addition, the state of Kentucky has taken a tough stance in dog bite cases, holding dog owners “strictly liable” for injuries incurred. Most dog bite victims are children. Knowing how to protect yourself or your family legally after an incident involving an aggressive or misbehaved animal could require help from an attorney with experience in these types of cases. If this is your goal, you should call the Justice Law Office.

Rely on our team during this time, and let us handle the legal details as you face the aftermath of an injury.

Dog Bites Can Cause Serious Injuries

Dogs of all sizes and breeds are capable of causing serious bodily injuries to adults and children. Kids are especially vulnerable to dog bite injuries because they tend to gravitate towards animals.

Types of injuries caused by dog bites:

  • Infection
  • Skin lacerations
  • Broken bones
  • Muscle tears
  • Nerve damage
  • Permanent disfigurement
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Scarring

Kentucky Dog Bite Laws

Every state has its own laws regarding liability in dog bite cases. In the state of Kentucky, that law is tough on dog owners and favorable to victims of injury. Kentucky is a “strict liability” state, which means that—in the event of a dog bite—the owner of the dog is liable for all damages incurred by the victim. The Kentucky dog bite statute can be found in Section 258.235 of the Kentucky Revised Statutes.

Owners of dogs who attack in Kentucky could be liable for damages to:

  • Individuals
  • Livestock
  • Property
  • Pets

Premises Liability Attorney Serving Louisville

Our team understands how to protect clients who have been injured in Kentucky. Our experience and ability spans a wide variety of injury cases and accidents, including those involving dogs bites and other animal attacks. We are proud to practice personal injury law in Louisville and to serve our neighbors and communities with strength and resolve. Our reputation for negotiation works ahead of us for our clients.

For more information about the Kentucky dog bite law and your rights, contact the Louisville personal injury lawyer at the Justice Law Office at (502) 822-2230 now for a free case review.

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