Helping Victims Of Dog Bites
Injuries caused by dog bites are often devastating and can have lifelong consequences, especially when the victim is a child. Dog attacks may result in scarring, disfigurement and psychological suffering. Dog owners are responsible for understanding their animal’s tendencies and keeping them properly restrained. In Nevada, there are no specific noncriminal statutes governing civil or monetary liability for dog bite claims. Here, a dog bite case will be treated as any other negligence case – you must prove the dog owner either should have known their dog would attack or that the bite was the result of the owner being careless or reckless with their animal. As such, all parties involved, including landlords that do not own the dog or inhabit the premises at which the animal resides (owned by tenants), are potentially responsible for the dog’s actions.
Conditions For Holding A Dog Owner Responsible For A Dog Bite
County codes governing the restraint of animals may apply the standard of care for the individual who owns and controls the offending animal. In Clark County, Nevada (which encompasses the city of Las Vegas), an owner or possessor of an animal cannot “permit or allow the animal to stray, run or in any manner be at large.”
In Nevada, dog owners can be held responsible for injuries if the dog has bitten someone in the past (known as the one-bite rule), and the owner knew about the incident.
According to U.S. Centers for Disease Control statistics, more than four million people are bitten by dogs every year.
Contact The Dog Bite Firm Of Behzadi Law
If you or a loved one has been injured by a domestic pet or another animal, please contact Behzadi Law by calling 702-984-7731 or filling out the online contact form. I will work to get you compensation for your injuries and help you get your life back in order.