The Kentucky law firm of Walker Wallace PLC represents clients who have suffered injuries because of dog bites. We seek compensation from dog owners and their homeowners insurance companies to cover the costs of immediate medical treatment, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If a dog in Louisville or anywhere in Kentucky has bitten you, we are fully prepared to help.
How Does The Law Help Me After I Have Been Bitten By A Dog?
Kentucky is a strict liability state, which means that if a dog bites you, the owner is strictly responsible for your injuries as well as harm to your property, including livestock and pets.
Was Your Child Or Parent Injured By A Dog?
According to the Humane Society of the United States, the most common victims of dog bites are small children and the elderly. Children are especially vulnerable to dog attacks because of their:
- Short stature, which puts their face and neck at or near the height of a dog
- Inexperience regarding identifying a dangerous dog
- Inability to fight off a dog
When children get bit, especially in the face and neck, it can leave scars. Growing up with such visible scars can lead to self-esteem issues and other emotional difficulties. We can build a case that factors in all of the ways your child was harmed.
You May Be Eligible For Compensation, Even If You Were Partly At Fault
Even if you were partly responsible for causing your dog bite injury, we can still help you get partial compensation for your injuries. Kentucky law allows an injured person to recover reduced damages even if he or she was partly responsible for causing the injuries.
Will The Dog Owner Have To Pay?
In many cases, it is the dog owner’s homeowners insurance that covers the costs of dog bite injuries. Our experienced dog bite attorneys have dealt with insurance companies throughout their legal careers. We understand the motivations of insurers and how to get them to negotiate in good faith.
Contact Our Kentucky Dog Bite Lawyers Today For A Free Case Evaluation
Kentucky law limits the time you have to sue for damages from a dog bite. If you were bitten or attacked, do not hesitate to contact us. Our legal team can help you preserve evidence and negotiate with insurers from the outset to help maximize the compensation you receive. To speak with one of our experienced dog bite lawyers, contact Walker Wallace PLC online or call 502-937-1125 today for a free initial consultation. Also, if you prefer, just stop by our South End office. The parking is free, and so is the initial consultation.