If you or a loved one have suffered from a dog bite attack because of the negligence of the owner, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries. The Law Office of Rodney K. Okano is dedicated to protecting your rights to compensation. Let me take over handling your claim so you can heal up and regain strength.
Negligent dog owners are liable for all of the harm inflicted upon the victim. In many instances the injuries are severe and require extensive medical treatment. Unfortunately, many attacks lead to permanent scarring, disfigurement and impaired bodily function. You are entitled to compensation for all of these injuries.
In every instance, when an owner negligently fails to keep the public safe from his dog and such failure leads injury, that owner is responsible to pay for all of the harm caused. However, the reality is that most owners do not have the personal financial resources to pay for the damages caused. Thus, the most likely source of compensation will be from a homeowners or renters insurance policy. Even then, many insurance policies place low coverages amounts on animals that the owner fails to disclose. Therefore, insurance policy information needs to be analyzed carefully to ensure all avenues of compensation are explored.
It is critical to gather all of the necessary information soon after the attack. Some of the important information are the owner’s name, address, telephone number and as much information about the dog as possible. Therefore, taking photos of owner’s identification information, the dog, the injuries, the attack scene and any witness’ contact information are extremely valuable. Usually, it’s best to contact the police and animal control as soon as possible. If the dog and owner are allowed to disappear, so does the possibility to obtain compensation.
A dog is a man’s best friend and is a wonderful addition to the family. And for the great privilege of owning a dog, it is the owner responsibility to keep the public safe from his dog. It is the duty of the owner to know and learn how to maintain his dog. It is well known that certain breeds pose a greater risk to attack. When owning such dogs the owner must take extra precaution to ensure his dog is under control. This is true even when people are visitors at the dog owner’s home.
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The Law Office of Rodney K Okano offers a free initial consultation for your dog attack case. Schedule your appointment by calling us at (702) 566-3600.