Information Regarding Dog Bite Claims in Reno and Proving Fault in Nevada
Nevada Law allows for a dog bite victim in to recover compensation under the doctrines of negligence. Negligence is the absence of the kind of care a reasonably prudent and careful person would exercise in similar circumstances. Violation of an animal control laws is a demonstration of negligence. Additionally counties and cities often have laws requiring dogs to be on leash, or prohibiting them from being at large or from trespassing; these violations can also be deemed as negligence.
Washoe County, Nevada addresses dog bites through both statutes and case law. The statute says that the dog owner has a duty to keep their dog under control. There are laws on the books that charge penalties to the negligent owner of a dog which is found to be dangerous. How much depends on the severity of your injuries. We feel that you have been traumatized in this attack. Every dog bite comes with a lifetime of fear. That type of trauma can be hard to litigate, but we fight for everything you deserve. Statutes say if injuries are not severe, the victim may not be able to recover anything beyond medical expenses. However, if your dog bite injuries are severe, the victim may be able to recover additional damages.
Pit Bull Injuries
Ask any pit bull owner and they will tell you, pit bulls get a bad reputation. It’s not their dog’s fault it other pit bulls, ones with bad owners. If almost any other dog has a bad moment, someone may get bitten but there is little chance they will be maimed for life or killed. If a pit bull or Rottweiler has a bad moment frequently someone is maimed or killed–and that has now created off-the-chart actuarial risk, for which the dogs as well as their victims are paying the price.
The fact that pit bulls have grown in popularity over the past two decades and the number of serious dog bites has also increased seems to follow suit. Pitt bull owners are aware of the power of their dog and need to be responsible for insuring their dog does not have the opportunity to injure anyone.
Though pit bulls account for less than 10% of the total dog population, they are the #1 cause of serious dog bites. Studies show that 81% of all attacks which caused bodily harm and 81% of maiming as well as 72% of the deaths were caused by pit bulls or other mossler breeds.
If you have been injured by a Pit Bull contact a dog bite injury attorney at Hotchkin Law today by calling (775) 786-5791!
Why You Need a Reno Personal Injury Attorney
Dog bite cases are complicated by nature. If you’ve been personally injured by a dog, it is in your best interest to contact a Reno personal injury lawyer. At Hotchkin Law, we work hard to offer our clients with legal service that is effective and affordable. To us you are a person in need and not just another case.
When you hire Hotchkin Law, you will benefit from:
- More than 35 years of legal experience
- Personalized service on your personal injury claims
- Legal work that has a history of successful case results
- An initial free case consultation
- An offer to work on a contingency fee basis
We realize that after a personal injury, life can become increasingly difficult. We are here to help alleviate some of those difficulties and help get you fair compensation.