If you need Nevada dog bite lawyers, contact the Nevada Accident Injury Lawyers (NAIL) for a consultation about your case. We’re licensed in the State of Nevada courts, the U.S. District Court for Nevada as well as nearby state and federal courts. Our law firm has the resources to help you pursue your case from start to finish. Individuals are often hesitant to pursue a dog bite claim because friends or family may be involved. Actually, the owner’s homeowner insurance policy may cover the damages. Let us explain how a claim works and how you may get the help that you need.

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When a dog bite causes injury, our Nevada dog bite lawyers can help you get financial compensation. Dog bites can be serious. When an injury occurs, you may have medical bills and missed days at work. The injury may be painful. Let our Nevada dog bite lawyers get you the financial help that you need.

What is a Nevada dog bite lawsuit?

A Nevada dog bite lawsuit is a claim for financial compensation when a dog bite occurs. Owners are liable in many cases to the victim for their damages. After all, if the owner is at fault, it makes sense that they should pay for the losses that they cause. A Nevada dog bite lawsuit is the process of the owner claiming the financial compensation that they deserve.

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Nevada Dog Bite Lawsuit FAQs

What are Nevada dog bite laws?

Nevada dog bite laws allow victims to claim financial compensation in four circumstances:

  1. The dog showed previous signs of aggression
  2. A law enforcement officer notified the owner that the dog may be dangerous
  3. There is negligence on the part of the dog owner
  4. Negligence per se occurs by the owner violating a local dog ordinance

Nevada dog bite laws are based on the owner either knowing that the dog was likely to bite or that the owner did something that was within their control that allowed the dog to bite.

What do I have to prove to win a dog bite case?

To win a dog bite case, you must prove the following:

  • The dog owner had legal liability based on the standards of liability in Nevada
  • A dog bite occurred
  • There is causation between the owner’s actions and the dog bite
  • Harm occurs to the victim including injuries or property damage

You must prove each element in order to win compensation for a dog bite case. A lawyer can work with you to examine and gather all of the required proofs.

What can I receive in compensation for a dog bite case?

The compensation that you can receive for a dog bite case includes the economic and non-economic losses that you have because of the attack. Damages may include medical expenses, lost income, property damage and payments for personal pain and suffering.

The physical and emotional suffering that can accompany a dog bite case may be severe. You may have scars, and you may not be able to use your limbs like you used to. The compensation that you can receive for a dog bite case includes compensation for the ways that a dog bite may impact your life.

What are my rights if I’m bit by a dog in Nevada?

If you are bit by a dog in Nevada, you may deserve financial compensation. However, you must affirmatively act in order to claim it. It may be possible to work directly with the insurance company to make a claim. However, the insurance company is an adversary, and a lawyer for dog bite claims can ensure that you are not taken advantage of. You may also bring a lawsuit in order to enforce your right to receive the compensation that you deserve. A lawyer can help you build your proofs, present your case and collect your judgment.

Does homeowners insurance cover a dog bite?
Yes, many homeowners insurance policies cover dog bites. If you’re hurt because of a vicious dog, there are ways that you may be able to receive financial compensation that may include accessing a homeowners insurance policy. Talk with a lawyer to discuss all the options for compensation.

Does Clark County, Nevada have laws about dog bites?

Yes, Clark County Code 10.28.020 requires anyone with knowledge of a dog bite to report it to the local health department.

Does the City of Las Vegas have laws about dog bites?
Yes, Las Vegas Municipal Code 7.24.020 requires anyone with knowledge of a dog bite, including the owner, to report it to the health department or to animal control. They must provide information to the health department as requested.

How bad does a dog bite have to be to sue?

If a dog bite is severe enough that you need medical attention, it may be bad enough to sue. Each case is different. The amount of compensation that you may receive is proportional to the severity of your injuries as well as the cost of treatment.

A lawyer for dog bite injuries can help you weigh the pros and cons in your case. There are several factors to consider including the availability of homeowners insurance to pay the claim, any legal questions that may complicate the case and the process of the legal system. Meeting with a lawyer can help you evaluate your individual circumstances to create the best plan of action.

Will my dog bite case go to trial?

Most of the time, dog bite cases do not go to trial. Usually, the parties can reach an agreement to settle the case. Reaching an agreement requires skillfully building the evidence and pursuing the case. In addition, the availability of homeowners insurance to cover dog bite claims is another factor that leads to settlement of many Nevada dog bite cases.

Finding the Best Nevada Dog Bite Lawsuit Attorneys for You

When you are looking for the best Nevada dog bite lawsuit attorneys for you, come meet with the Nevada Accident Injury Lawyers. We are seasoned accident injury attorneys. Together, we can work towards receiving fair compensation for your injury.

Attorney Adam H. Clarkson is licensed in Nevada, Utah, California and two other states. He is a member of the Nevada Trial Lawyers Association and the National Trial Lawyers. Attorney Matthew J. McAlonis is licensed in Nevada and California, and is a proud graduate of the University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Law. The entire law firm is built to give victims the resources they need in order to access fair compensation for their injury claim.

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Nevada Dog Bite Lawyers Accepting New Cases

Our Nevada dog bite lawyers are accepting new cases. Come for your free consultation and learn about your case.

We offer full-service representation through every aspect of your case. It is our goal to help you maximize compensation and resolve your claim in a timely manner.

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