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Dog bites can be a very painful and traumatic experience, requiring extensive medical treatment that can result in large medical bills and lost wages.

It's important that if you suffer a dog attack, you don't go uncompensated. We recommend consulting with one of our dog bite lawyers as with:

We have the skills to handle your dog bite case and get you the compensation you and your family need to recover.

Schedule a free consultation today by calling (702) 566-3600.

Importance of Having a Nevada Dog Bite Lawyer

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The importance of having an experienced dog bite lawyer when filing a claim can not be stressed enough.

A few significant reasons to have a Las Vegas dog bite lawyer to handle your dog bit case are:

Nevada Dog Bite Laws

NRS 202.500 Dog Owner Liability

NRS 202.500 outlines liability for dog owners in Nevada, and according to it, if a dog injures someone without provocation while the person is in a public place or on the owner's property, they may be liable for the damages caused.

One Bite Rule

Nevada law follows the one-bite rule, which means the dog owner may not be held liable for the injuries and damage caused by their dog if it was their dog's first bite or attack.

However, there is an expectation to rule. If the dog owner had previous knowledge that they had an aggressive or dangerous dog, they may be liable for any dog bite injuries and damages resulting from the animal attack.

What Is an Aggressive Dog in Nevada?

A vicious dog can be a dog that exhibits behavior such as biting or attacking people or other animals. Some key characteristics of a vicious dog are:

NRS 202.205 Liability Defense

NRS 202.505 provides a defense to dog owners facing a dog bite lawsuit.

NRS 202.505 provides information such as if the injured victim was trespassing or provoking the dog before the dog attacked, the dog owner may not be liable for the animal attack.

However, when it comes to using provoking as a defense, the provocation from the victim must have been reasonable enough to evoke a bite or dog attack.

NRS 202.5005 Dangerous Dog Declaration

Under NRS 202.5005, a dog can be declared dangerous if it has previously inflicted severe injuries on a person without reason.

If a dog is declared dangerous, the dog's owner must follow rules such as keeping the dog confined and muzzled while in public.

If the dog's owner fails to follow these regulations, they may face fines, mandatory obedience training, or euthanasia of the dog under NRS 202.5007.

What If My Dog Bites Someone on My Property in Nevada?

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If your dog attacks somebody on your property in Nevada, you may still be liable for the dog bite injuries. Which means you'll be responsible for medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages.

If your dog attacks someone on your property, check your homeowner's insurance policy to see if it covers dog bites.

How We Prove Your Dog Bite Claim

When working on dog bite cases, we thoroughly investigate the claim to establish liability, demonstrate the extent of the victim's injuries, and build a strong claim.

Below is a rundown of how we prove dog bite claims in Nevada:

Winning your case will require a strong claim, and our dog bites lawyers possess the skills and experience to build you a claim that can stand negotiations with the insurance company.

To talk with one of our dog bite lawyers today, call (702) 566-3600 to schedule a free consultation.

Who Can Be At Fault In Dog Bite Case

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Like any other personal injury case in Nevada, dog bite liability can extend beyond just the dog's owner, and several parties can be deemed at fault.

Dog Owner

The dog's owner is usually at fault in most dog-related injuries. Dog owners are responsible for monitoring their dogs' behavior and, under strict liability, often take accountability for their dogs' actions.

Property Owner

When dog bite incidents occur on someone else's property, the owner may share liability for the attack.

This is because property owners have to maintain a safe environment for visitors, and if they were aware of a dangerous dog on the property and failed to take action, they could be held liable.

Dog Watchers

If an individual watched someone else's dog when the dog bite occurred, they could share fault. However, if the dog is aggressive and the owner fails to disclose the dog's behavior to the watcher, the owner could also share fault.

Dog Bite Victim

If the victim provoked the dog or trespassed onto its owner's property, they may be liable for their actions.

Common Dog Bite Injuries

Dog attacks often result in substantial bodily harm that can result in hefty medical bills while being life-changing to the victim.

A few common dog bite injuries are:

Talk With a Las Vegas Dog Bite Lawyer Today

If you are a dog bite victim and want to work with experienced dog bite lawyers, contact our law firm today.

With 20+ years of experience, we have helped hundreds of dog bite victims with serious injuries get maximum compensation.

If you want to get started on your claim, get a free consultation with a personal injury attorney today by calling (702) 566-3600.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do if I've been bitten by a dog in Las Vegas?

If you've been bitten by a dog in Las Vegas, seek medical attention immediately. After that, consider consulting with a dog bite lawyer to understand your legal rights and options for seeking compensation.

How can a dog-bite lawyer help me with my case?

A dog bite lawyer can provide invaluable assistance by investigating the circumstances of the dog bite incident, gathering evidence, negotiating with insurance companies, and representing you in court if necessary. Their expertise can significantly increase your chances of obtaining fair compensation for your injuries.

Is there a time limit for filing a dog bite claim in Las Vegas?

Yes, there is a time limit, known as the statute of limitations, for filing a dog bite claim in Las Vegas. In Nevada, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims, including dog bite cases, is typically two years from the incident date. It's essential to consult with a lawyer promptly to ensure compliance with this deadline.

Do I need to prove that the dog owner was negligent in order to recover compensation?

In Las Vegas, dog bite cases are often governed by strict liability laws, so you may not need to prove that the dog owner was negligent to recover compensation. However, discussing the specifics of your case with a dog bite lawyer can clarify the legal standards applicable to your situation.

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