There are many breeds of dogs that have a reputation for being vicious. Time and time again we see news stories about pit bulls, Dobermans, Rottweilers and German shepherds attacking people. However, the reality is that any dog can bite a person at any time, which may result in extremely serious injuries that require extensive medical care.
The Law Office of William R. Kendall represents people who have been injured in dog bite and other animal attack cases. I have over two decades of experience as a dog bite lawyer. I know what to do to ensure that you are able to get the care and compensation you need to recover from this serious event.
Why You Need An Attorney For Your Dog Bite Case
It may seem like these are relatively minor cases, but this could not be more incorrect. There are many complex issues that make up a dog bite case, and each of these things may impact the value of your claims. These factors include:
- Was the dog on a leash at the time of the incident?
- Does the dog have a history of attacks?
- Did the owner warn you about the dog's propensity for biting or attacking?
- How extensive were the injuries that you suffered?
- Do you have scarring that will require additional surgeries?
- Does the dog owner have a homeowners insurance policy?
In Reno and other cities in Nevada, there are laws that require a dog's owner to have the dog on a leash when in a public place. If the dog is not on a leash at the time of the attack, it makes these cases much easier to prove. Dog bite cases become much more difficult if you were visiting a friend or relative and are attacked on the dog owner's property.
As your attorney, I will help you understand your options. I will perform an investigation into the situation and help you develop an approach that is focused on maximizing your recovery. I will negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf to help you find the right solution for your case.
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I welcome the opportunity to discuss your personal injury claims with you. To talk to me, an experienced personal injury lawyer, please call (775) 376-5142 or request a case review online. I will carefully review your claims and help you determine whether or not you have a case.