Nebraska Dog Bite Attorneys
Legal Help After a Dog Bite or Animal Attack
Depending on certain circumstances, following a dog bite attack, the dog's owner may be held responsible for a victim's injuries and related losses. An investigation will need to determine whether or not the dog was provoked prior to the incident, whether or not the victim was aware of the dog's behavior, and in what city and/or county the incident occurred. Victims who have been injured in a dog bite attack may be able to obtain compensation to cover costs related to their injuries, in addition to pain and suffering.
What Are Some Causes of Dog Bite and Attacks?
There are several factors that may result in a dog bite attack, including the following:
- The breed of the dog
- The dog's health
- The dog's parents
- The training and socialization of the dog
These factors and more may impact whether or not a dog is already pre-disposed to attacking people. Other aspects that may play a role in a dog bite attack include whether or not the dog is aggressive, whether or not they are acting out of fear or defensively, whether or not they are being protective or territorial, or whether or not their behavior is the response to punishment or pain.
Types of Injuries Sustained in an Animal Attack
The U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that over 4.7 million people are bitten by a dog each year.
In a dog bite attack, a victim typically suffers a wide variety of injuries, including face, neck, and hand injuries; lacerations and abrasions; fractured or broken bones; puncture wounds; nerve damage; tissue loss; and infections, such as rabies. These types of injuries usually result in scarring, which may require one or more surgical operations to remedy. In serious cases, an injured victim may suffer severe emotional distress after a dog bite attack that can mimic symptoms related to post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD). These injuries may also prove to be fatal in some instances.
Holding a Negligent Dog Owner Accountable in Nebraska
If you have been seriously injured in a dog bite attack, consulting with an Omaha personal injury attorney can help you determine whether you have a valid claim against the owner of the dog. At Cullan & Cullan LLC, our attorneys are also physicians, so we understand the significance of your injuries and your suffering. We can help you understand the legal options available to you in order for you to receive the compensation you need and deserve from a negligent dog owner.
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We are here to help you obtain compensation from those responsible so that you can focus on healing, rehabilitation, and getting your feet back on the ground. For more information about how the lawyers at Cullan & Cullan LLC can assist in protecting your rights, please call (402) 397-7600 today for a free case evaluation.
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