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.
If you, your child, or your loved one was bitten by a dog and you believe the dog owner was negligent, contact our Omaha dog bite attorneys for a free consultation. We have over three decades of experience and have secured more than a quarter of a million dollars on behalf of injured clients throughout the state of Nebraska.
Call Cullan & Cullan LLC at (402) 882-7080 or contact us online for a free consultation. There are never any fees for you until we have secured a settlement or verdict on your behalf.
Children Are the Most Frequent Victims of Dog Bites
Sadly, many dog bites and attacks occur to children. Because children are small, they are often bitten on the face, head, and/or neck, resulting in severe, long-lasting injuries and disfigurement. The consequences of such injuries can be immense and even lifelong.
At Cullan & Cullan LLC, we understand the unique concerns faced by the parents of child dog bite victims. Not only do you want to ensure that your child receives the highest quality medical care possible, but you also are likely concerned about how you will be able to afford this care. Additionally, because most children are bitten by familiar dogs, such as the pets of friends or neighbors, many parents are concerned about suing someone they know. Rest assured, should we pursue your case, we will fight to secure compensation from the dog owner’s insurance provider, not the individual owner of the dog. Contact us today to learn more about how our Omaha dog bite lawyers can help you seek compensation on behalf of your child.
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 predisposed 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
- 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 dog bite 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.
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) 882-7080 today for a free case evaluation.