Dog Bite and Animal Attack Lawyers in Florence, Kentucky
No matter the age of the victim, whether adult or a child, the devastating effects of a dog bite can have long-lasting effects that range from visible scarring to psychological damage.
The Kentucky dog bite lawyers at Dallas & Turner PLLC have developed a statewide reputation as being an aggressive trial firm for victims of dog bites and animal attacks. Our success is a result of performing a comprehensive investigation that includes prior incidents involving the animal as well as an in-depth background check on the owners to uncover all possible sources of compensation, including insurance policies and assets.
Common Dog Bite Injuries
The common bond shared by many victims of dog bites is their insistence that the attack happened lightning fast and without any provocation on the part of the victim. Our clients have ranged in ages that include infants and the elderly, however, their injuries will usually include both physical and cognitive.
Scarring gives the majority of dog bite victims a life-long reminder of their encounter with a dangerous animal. Depending on the severity of the scarring and the age of the victim, it’s possible ongoing treatment and surgeries will be required to fully revise and improve the appearance of the scar(s).
We have witnessed insurance companies attempt to deny compensation to the victims of dog bites who require ongoing treatment for their scarring.
Our attorneys have handled several significant dog bite injury claims that involve scarring and we understand the emotional impact may have on a victim. For this reason, we are extremely aggressive with these case types and are willing to fight the insurance companies in court to recover fair compensation.
Encounters with especially aggressive and strong dogs can leave a victim with a broken bone. Scientists generally agree that the size of a dog’s head is equated with their bite force: the larger the head, the more pressure they exert during a bite.
Dogs with especially strong bite force include:
- Pit Bulls
- German Shepherds
One of the most serious conditions often synonymous with a dog bite is rabies. It is a life-threatening medical condition that can occur when a dog (or any animal) breaks a person’s skin. The puncture does not have to be significant for rabies to be transferred from animal to person.
It is critical that you report to an ER after an encounter with a dog whose health and medical history is unknown. While symptoms of rabies can be sometimes be identified by looking at a dog, this is not always the case.
Each year in the United States, nearly 20,000 people require treatment for rabies exposure.
Fifteen to 20 percent of dog bite victims will suffer from varying levels of infection after a dog bite. By presenting to an ER after a bite, a doctor can help identify any sign of infection and prescribe medication and treatment that will prevent the spread of the infection to other parts of the body. Like rabies, infection has the potential to be deadly.
While doctors and victims will rightfully focus their immediate concern on the visible injuries, a majority of dog attacks will inflict psychological damage that causes a victim to be nervous and fearful anytime they are around animals.
Children and younger victims are especially vulnerable to psychological injury. In some instances the damage can be long-lasting and require therapy that focuses on alleviating the victim of their irrational fears.
The dog bite lawyers at Dallas & Turner, PLLC never take lightly the significance of psychological damage associated with a dog bite claim. Our goal is to ensure the insurance company issues full compensation to include recovery for the physical AND psychological damage sustained.
Establishing Liability in a Dog Bite Case
Our experience with dog bite cases throughout Kentucky has taught us that a professional investigation is critical to locate the appropriate homeowner’s policy responsible for the liable party.
Unknown to many victims following an attack are the potential obstacles they will face in locating an appropriate source of compensation, including renters that don't carry insurance; policies that exclude specific dog breeds; and homeowners that refuse to cooperate.
In addition to locating appropriate coverage, our dog bite attorneys will be devising a specific strategy to help ensure the insurance company does not attempt to place a percentage of fault on our client.
Contact a Florence, Kentucky Dog Bite Attorney Today
It is critical that you involve an experience dog bite attorney as soon as possible after the bite or attack occurs. A detailed investigation will need to be conducted to help secure liability as well as locate possible sources of compensation.
If you or a loved one suffered physical or psychological injury as a result of a dog attack, please call Dallas & Turner PLLC as soon as possible for a free evaluation of your potential injury claim.
We can be reached immediately at 859-630-0666. You can also write to us by using our free contact form.
Our clients always come first, no exceptions. We look forward to working for you.
"If you or a loved one has been the victim of a dog bite, pick up the phone and call our animal attack lawyers today. We will help you evaluate the merits of your case at no charge."James Ryan Turner, Experienced Injury Lawyer in Florence, KY