Being bitten by a dog can be a very painful and traumatic experience. If you have been bitten by a dog in Utah, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Utah laws regarding dog bites are favorable to the victim and could help you receive fair compensation for your loss.
Dog bite accidents in Utah can be both physically and emotionally challenging for the victim who has suffered the injuries from the attack.
You need to know your rights. In Utah, the dog owner is responsible for their pet’s actions. If you have been bitten by a dog, do not hesitate to call and discuss your case with a dog bite attorney. We will review your case and get in touch with you as soon as possible. When a dog attack occurs, insurance issues are commonly a topic of dispute.
You may also develop emotional damage due to the fear and anxiety that now presents itself when encountering any type of dog. Moreover, the incident can have a rather deep impact on a family and its well-being.
A Dog Bite Attorney Can Help Make Claims on the Homeowners Insurance of the Dog Owner
This means that there is really no reason for the dog owner to freak out. Nine times out of ten they pay nothing out of pocket. Their insurance handles the whole thing for them. If the case cannot reach a fair settlement, filing a lawsuit by the victim can be essential to account for the damages including those for medical bills, lost wages, lost time, and therapy or rehabilitation expenses.
Like other legal issues, it is a good idea to start collecting and recording the details of what happened and include proof on whether the dog has bitten someone else previously or that the dog has an aggressive nature and so on. The more information and better details you can provide, the better it makes your case.
Speak to a St. George dog bite attorney to make sure that you are adequately compensated for damages suffered physically, emotionally and monetarily.
Filing a lawsuit by the victim can be essential to account for the damages including those for medical bills, lost wages, lost time, and therapy or rehabilitation expenses.
In Southern Utah, dog owners sometimes get a bit hostile towards victims of dog bites. This makes absolutely no sense. No one wants to be bitten by a dog. That is why Utah law uses "strict liability" when it comes to dog bites. That means that the owner or keeper of the dog is responsible for the victim's medical bills automatically- whether the owner was careless in some way or not.
Getting a dog attack lawyer involved almost always fixes the situation. We can explain to the owner how the law works, and that they usually will not be paying out of pocket. After all, this is why we all pay for homeowners insurance, in case something bad happens, we want it covered. At McMullin Injury Law, we have handled all kinds of dog attack cases, from a small bite, all the way up to near-deadly attack by a group of pit bulls. Give us a call for a free consultation.