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    How Our Dog Bite Accident Lawyers Can Help

    Dog bites can happen when it’s least expected and can leave victims with lasting physical and emotional scars. Every year, more than four and a half million Americans are bitten by dogs, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. If you or someone you love has suffered a dog attack, contact Flora Templeton Stuart Accident Injury Lawyers. We are highly experienced personal injury attorneys, who are passionate about protecting the rights of dog bite victims.

    Those who have suffered a dog bite injury in Kentucky should speak with our qualified dog bite lawyer at Flora Templeton Stuart Accident Injury Lawyers. We have decades of experience and have produced tens of millions of dollars in results. Contact us today and schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. We serve the communities of both Glasgow and Bowling Green.

    Dog bites can happen when it’s least expected and can leave victims with lasting physical and emotional scars. Every year, more than four and a half million Americans are bitten by dogs, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. If you or someone you love has suffered a dog attack, contact Flora Templeton Stuart Accident Injury Lawyers. We are highly experienced personal injury attorneys, who are passionate about protecting the rights of dog bite victims.

    Those who have suffered a dog bite injury in Kentucky should speak with our qualified dog bite lawyer at Flora Templeton Stuart Accident Injury Lawyers. We have decades of experience and have produced tens of millions of dollars in results. Contact us today and schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. We serve the communities of both Glasgow and Bowling Green.

    Dog Bite Injuries

    No matter the age of the victim, the effects of being bit by a dog can be life-changing. Some of the serious dog bite injuries that can be caused include:

    • Lacerations
    • Puncture wounds
    • Contusions
    • Disfigurement
    • Facial injuries
    • Severe scarring
    • Nerve damage
    • Broken bones
    • Amputation
    • Head injuries
    • Infections such as Rabies
    • Psychological damage

    Although anyone can suffer the damaging effects of a dog attack, both children and the elderly are most susceptible to suffering severe, and even life-threatening injuries.

    Dog Bite Laws in Kentucky

    Kentucky operates under “strict liability” laws when it comes to dog bites. This means that the owner of a dog is responsible when their animal causes injury to a person. Negligence on behalf of the owner does not have to be proven by the victim. Even when reasonable care is taken by the owner or if the dog has not been previously aggressive, the dog’s owner is still liable.

    However, when it comes to obtaining a financial award, Kentucky’s law of comparative negligence will still apply. Under this principle, the damages the owner owes will be reduced by the victim’s percentage of fault.

    Dog bite victims are given one year from the date of the injury to file a personal lawsuit. If a civil suit is not filed within that time, the case will not be heard.

    Types of Damages in a Dog Bite Case

    Following a dog bite, the injured party may pursue these damages:

    • Medical Bills: any costs of treatment or medical expenses related to the injury.
    • Lost Income: any income lost while the victim was unable to work.
    • Property Damage: any type of property that was damaged during the attack, such as eyeglasses.
    • Pain and Suffering: the extent of physical pain and emotional trauma.
    • Punitive damages: only awarded when an owner’s behavior was particularly egregious.

    The damages you may be awarded have no set limits, as the state of Kentucky does not have a law in place setting caps. However, as previously stated, compensation can be reduced if the victim is found to be even partially at fault.

    FAQs

    What is an animal attack or dog bite injury claim?
    Animal bite injuries are among the most tragic injuries we see—often leaving a victim with intense pain, permanent scars, and psychological trauma. Even more tragic, children are frequent victims of animal attacks—especially dog bites. Animal bite injury victims commonly suffer... Read More
    What should I do if I have been injured by a dog?
    After a dog bite attack, the most important thing to do is seek medical treatment immediately, no matter how minor you think the injury is. Proper medical treatment is imperative for a complete recovery and will help reduce the risk... Read More
    What if my child was injured by a dog?
    If you have been injured in a semi accident, seek medical attention immediately. The police should come to the scene of the accident and file a report. If possible, get names and contact information of witnesses and take photos of... Read More
    What if I am injured and can’t travel, will you meet me in my home or another location?
    If you or a loved one has been injured in a dog attack and you can’t come to us, we will meet you at your home, in the hospital, or another location that is convenient for you. We have offices... Read More
    Who can I seek compensation from in my dog bite injury claim?
    With just a few exceptions, Kentucky’s dog bite laws impose strict liability on pet owners. That means the dog owner is generally held liable for injuries caused by the animal, even if the dog has never shown aggressive behavior in... Read More
    When is the animal owner not held responsible for a dog attack?
    Kentucky has strict liability laws relating to injuries caused by dog attacks, but there are a few cases where pet owners may not be held liable. If the victim of the dog bite provoked the dog to attack or trespassed... Read More
    Who do I report the dog attack to?
    If you or a loved one has been bitten by a dog, report the incident to local authorities such as the police or animal control as soon as possible. If the attack was severe, call 911. The authorities will investigate... Read More
    How long do I have to file suit in my dog bite injury case?
    In a dog bite injury case, it is important to retain an experienced dog attack lawyer as soon as possible. Although the statute of limitations is one year from the date of injury, it is important to contact a dog... Read More
    What kind of compensation can I expect for my dog bite injury?
    If you are injured in a dog attack, you have the right to seek compensation for your damages. As with any other personal injury case, a dog bite settlement should take into account the immediate needs of you and your... Read More
    Can I seek punitive damages in my dog injury case?
    Punitive damages could only be awarded in cases that involve gross negligence by the at-fault party. Call an experienced dog bite lawyer for a free case evaluation if you think you are entitled to punitive damages for your dog injury.
    The insurance company has made an offer for my dog bite injury. Should I accept it?
    Never accept any payment from the insurance company before consulting with a dog bite lawyer–especially if you or your loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury. If you accept compensation now, you may be giving up your right to file... Read More
    How do I pay for an attorney in a dog bite injury case?
    Flora Templeton Stuart Accident Injury Lawyers works on a contingency fee basis. That means we only get paid if you get paid in your truck wreck injury case. Contact Warren and Barren County, Kentucky dog bite accident attorney Flora Templeton... Read More
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