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Las Vegas Dog Bite Attorneys

Protecting Your Rights & Interests

People have dogs for many different reasons. Some like to have them to help with hunting and other outdoor activities. Others want a dog for a running or hiking companion. Some want to have one or more to help defend their homes. Still others simply want a family companion that adds to quality of life. No matter how varied the reason for owning a dog, Americans simply love man’s best friend. Dog owners also have a responsibility to keep their dogs from situations where they can harm others.

Unfortunately, that responsibility is not always met, and people are badly injured or even killed as a result of dog attacks with alarming regularity. According to current estimates, as many as 4 million people are bitten by dogs in the United States each year. Nearly 1 million of these people are injured badly enough that they need to report to the nearest emergency room for treatment. Sadly, the majority of people who are seriously injured in dog attacks are children under the age of 10 years old.

If you or someone you love was bitten by a dog, a Las Vegas dog bite lawyer at Bernstein & Poisson can meet with you to discuss your legal rights and your options. You may be facing medical bills and an inability to work that can lead to serious financial problems. We can talk to you about pursuing a personal injury claim against the owner of the dog to cover these costs, and possibly more.

Our attorneys fight for fair compensation for such dog bite injuries as:

  • Lacerations
  • Facial injuries
  • Broken bones from being knocked over
  • Crush injuries from the force of the bite
  • Amputation of extremities (fingers, etc.)
  • Scarring and disfigurement

Contact our firm for a free consultation with one of our skilled attorneys.

Insurance Claims for Dog Attacks in Las Vegas, NV

People who are bitten and injured by dogs often hear from insurance adjusters soon after the incident occurs. These insurance adjusters will call and express concern with the injuries that have been inflicted. That concern is likely genuine, but so is that insurance adjuster’s loyalty to his or her employer, which means that his or her job is to limit the amount of financial exposure faced by that insurance company. The insurance adjuster is not working for your best interests, and the quicker and cheaper that this type of matter is disposed of, the better it is for the insurance company.

This is not how things should be when a dog bite attack occurs, as these are terrifying incidents that often leave as many emotional and psychological scars as they do physical ones. Dog owners need to be held accountable for failing to properly secure and/or train and control their dogs, and Nevada personal injury laws exist to allow people who have been injured to prove that a dog owner was negligent. However, proving this negligence successfully is much easier said than done.

Free, No-Obligation Dog Bite Consultation

The Las Vegas personal injury lawyers at Bernstein & Poisson have been helping people who were injured in attacks for over 30 years. We have seen the horrors that can be forced upon people who are bitten, seriously injured, and badly disfigured because of a dog’s ability to tear and shred with its large teeth and powerful jaws. Dogs are wonderful additions to most families, but everyone needs to understand that they are also animals that have instincts and physical capabilities that can lead to an enormous amount of harm if they are not properly controlled.

For the level of experienced counsel you need after a dog attack, call (702) 602-8869. We are here for you.

Protecting Your Rights Since 1983

The personal injury attorneys at Bernstein & Poisson have a history of success that is defined by results. We have earned many millions of dollars in judgments and settlements for our clients, and that track record has allowed us to take advantage of our firm’s reputation.
  • 60 Years of Combined Experience
  • Over 50 Million Dollars Recovered!
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