Lousiville Dog Bites Attorney
As a result of a dog bite, annually approximately 450,000 people require some sort of medical treatment. Every year approximately 5 million people are bitten by dogs. In fact, about 10-13 people die each year from a dog-related attack. The most aggressive dogs are rottweilers and pit bulls. The elderly and small children are the most common people attacked.
Most dog attacks are very serious. They can lead to serious injuries and are usually very traumatic. The bite of a dog usually leaves permanent scars. If the bite is severe enough, there can also by rabies, infections, nerve damage and maybe psychological damages. Thus, in a dog bite case, getting immediate and proper medical care is critical.
If you own a dog in the State of Kentucky, you Chapter 258 can assist a dog owner in knowing his or her rights. In the State of Kentucky dog owners do have liability for the damage their pets do to another. Kentucky is a strict liability State. Though, in the legal system it becomes more of an apportionment type analysis based on comparative fault. Kentucky Revised Statute (“KRS”) 258.235(4), states in part: “Any owner whose dog is found to have caused damage to a person, livestock or other property shall be responsible for that damage.” Though there are exceptions. If the owner has a “bad dog” sign that may be an exception; or if the person bitten is under six years old.
Further, people in the State of Kentucky are protected civilly under Common law liability. This means, if you can prove that the owner’s negligence caused the injury, the injured person can recover for his or her injuries.
Thus, there are important steps to take when a dog bite incident occurs to protect your rights. That is why in a dog bite attack case calling the Law Offices of Andrew Alitowski, P.A. is imperative. We have experience to help you handle this type of case. We know the appropriate steps to take to ensure the highest settlement for your injuries. After the person who has been attacked has been seen by a medical provider, pictures of the injures sustained should be taken, along with the area of attack and interviewing any witnesses should be done immediately. You should allow the dog bite attorneys at the Law Offices of Andrew Alitowski, P.A. protect and preserve your rights by contacting all the insurance carriers on your behalf. You do not want to sign anything from an insurance company before your dog bit attorney sees it. You could be waiving your rights to future recoveries.
If you have been involved in a dog bit incident and need legal representation, please call Andrew Alitowski at 888-ASK-ANDREW (888-275-2637) or contact us online. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer any questions you may have.