Dog Bite Lawyer
An attack from a dog can be terrifying – and can leave both physical and psychological scars.
Attorney William R. Kendall can negotiate pre-trial settlement or pursue legal damages to hold an owner accountable for dog bite injuries.
Learn how our Reno, NV, law firm can help victims of attacks recover...
Injuries Sustained in a Dog Bite or Attack
Puncture WoundsPuncture wounds are common from dog bites. Their teeth can break the skin and harm underlying soft tissue. The severity of these injuries varies on the breed of dog and nature of the attack.
DisfigurementCatastrophic wounds in an animal attack can result in disfigurement. While reconstructive surgery repair damaged skin to some extent, dog attack survivors may have visible scars for the rest of their lives.
Rabies and InfectionRabies is a viral inflammation of the brain. In addition to rabies, dogs can pass other types of infections via saliva. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, infections occur in up to 15 percent of dog bites.
Emotional TraumaNot all wounds in an animal attack involve infections and disfigurement. The psychological scars of these incidents can be damaging, especially in children. Therapy and counseling may be required for survivors.
Speak with a Skilled Attorney Who Will Fight for You and Your Family
The people of Reno have a caring and compassionate legal advocate in William R. Kendall. Clients interact directly with Mr. Kendall, which helps ensure trust and open communication at all times during your case.
Mr. Kendall has worked on personal injury cases since 1994, and brings three decades of legal experience to every case he works on. To better serve the community, he offers free legal consultations. Having a skilled lawyer provide an honest assessment of your case at no cost can put your injuries and hardships in perspective.
If you live in Western Nevada and need to speak with a lawyer about a dog bite or pet attack, contact the Law Office of William R. Kendall. You can also reach us by phone at:
A Trusted Legal Resource for Families in Western Nevada
Bill Kendall is an amazing lawyer. Through my whole case he gave me the peace of mind knowing that someone was always there looking out for my best interests. Whenever I called, it was Bill that answered the phone, not an exchange, a clerk, or a receptionist. Not having to talk to clerks or receptionists, leave messages, then wait, is one of the things that made working with Bill so awesome. If I could leave 6 stars I would.View On Google
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What You Should Do After a Dog Bite or Attack
Proving a Dog Bite Claim What Must Be Established
Dangerous Behavior by Dog
If the dog acted in a dangerous manner or exhibited dangerous behavior in the past (the aforementioned one bite rule), the owner may be held liable for the attack.
Owner Contributed to Attack
The owner's own actions in the moment or in the past may have prompted an animal to bite or attack another person. In such cases, the owner is legally liable.
Owner Failed to Prevent Attack
Owners are also liable if they ignored Washoe County leash laws or failed to intervene while their dog displayed aggressive behaviors that presage an attack.
How a Dog Bite Attorney Can Help Hold Negligent Dog Owners Accountable
Understanding of the Law
A skilled personal injury lawyer will be familiar with Nevada state law and Washoe County statutes related to dog attacks and pet owner liability. Your lawyer will also note important filing deadlines for your case.
Settlements and Legal Damages
Your lawyer will help negotiate a fair settlement to cover medical bills associated with the bite. If a settlement can't be reached, your lawyer will seek damages in trial to address the hardships caused by the bite.
Praise for a Skilled Attorney Who Puts the People of Western Nevada First
Bill has been my attorney since at least 2004. He has successfully settled two accident cases for me here in Reno. His advice has always been good and I would recommend him to anyone needing a lawyer.View On Google
A down to earth lawyer. If he doesn't have an answer, he will work to find one. Very impressive work. A true expert in his field.View On Google