Dog Bites

Louisville Dog Bite Injury Lawyer

Dog attack victims have legal recourse against the owner of the dog that attacked them in certain circumstances. Kentucky law deems that a dog owner is strictly liable for all damage to humans and property caused by his or her dog. Brett H. Oppenheimer has been representing dog attack victims for more than 25 years in the Louisville, Kentucky area and across the state.

Common, Dangerous, Sometimes Fatal

Dog attacks are much more common than some people realize, and they are often quite a bit more severe than “just a bite.” Dog attack victims (including children) are sometimes killed; more than 30 people were killed in dog attacks in the U.S. in 2007. In fact, according to the CDC, over 4.7 million people are attacked by a dog in the U.S. every year.

Damages Suffered by Dog Attack Victims

Dog attacks can result in permanent disability — from torn tendons, ligaments and nerves, broken bones, back and neck injuries, to spinal cord injuries and infections. Dog bites also result in scarring, disfigurement, lost work time, medical bills and rehabilitation costs, and many more adverse consequences, including emotional injuries.

Alarmingly, most dog attack victims are children. Half of the 800,000+ emergency room visits for dog attacks each year in the U.S. are for children aged 5 to 9. A child who survives a severe dog attack may be left with permanent physical damage, emotional scars, and physical disfigurement.

If You’re a Dog Attack Victim

If you’ve been attacked by a dog recently, or if your child or another family member was attacked by a dog:

  • Take it seriously, no matter what the degree of injury. Keep all of the medical records regarding the treatment for the injury.
  • Take photographs of the injuries, including for days or weeks after the attack.
  • Do all that you can to identify both the dog and its owner.
  • Write down all relevant information about the attack: the date/time, location, circumstances, witnesses’ information.

Don’t talk to the owner’s insurance agent or attorney about the dog attack or your injuries before consulting a Louisville dog bite attorney.

You are welcome and encouraged to contact Brett H. Oppenheimer, PLLC. Contact our office in Louisville, Kentucky today to discuss your legal rights and options.

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