Dog Bite or Animal Attack Personal Injury Claims
Boise and Salt Lake City animal attack lawyer advocates for dog bite victims
Attorney David Morgan loves pets just like anyone else. But, when an irresponsible Dog owner let’s their Dog or other Animal pet bite you then you need to protect your legal rights. With about 78 million dogs owned in the United States, dogs clearly play a valued role in families. In addition to adding security to the home, they provide unconditional love and they teach children responsibility. But when people are injured by dog bites and when other animals attacks, they can cause severe injuries and illnesses. Even one negative dog bite incident can leave children with fears that last a lifetime. Every year, 800,000 Americans seek medical attention for dog bite injuries. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about half the victims are children. If you or a loved one suffers injury from a dog bite, you may have the right to pursue compensation for the expenses related to the physical and psychological harm caused by the incident. To get the compensation you deserve, you need an attorney who knows the specific state laws that can apply to your case. compensation for the expenses related to the physical and psychological harm caused by the incident. To get the compensation you deserve, you need an attorney who knows the specific state laws that can apply to your case.
Compensation for the expenses related to the physical and psychological harm caused by the incident. To get the compensation you deserve, you need an attorney who knows the specific state laws that can apply to your case.
State and local laws offer varying protection against animal attacks
Depending on whether you are located in Idaho or Utah, the laws regarding dog bites differ. In Idaho, which lacks a dog bite statute, the courts will apply common law negligence principles to the case — but does apply additional standards regarding “dangerous” or “vicious” dogs. However, in Utah, every person who keeps a dog is responsible for injuries caused by the dog, regardless of whether or not that person knew of the dog’s propensity for damage, danger or viciousness. Nevertheless, pet owners must maintain control over their animals while they are in public. They are held accountable for the actions of their pets even in their own homes unless a bite victim clearly provokes an animal to protect itself or its young.
Special considerations for young animal attack victims
Particularly when children visit the homes of friends and family, property owners have a responsibility to keep their visitors reasonably safe under premises liability laws. Since homeowners accept supervisory responsibility for young visitors, they may be held liable for injuries their pets cause, regardless of how they happened.
Seek experienced legal support and a free initial consultation about your animal attack injury claim
Certain large dog breeds make the news when they bite young children. But children and adults often sustain serious injuries from small animals as well. When an attack occurs victims may not have to pay out of pocket for the expenses related to their injuries. The Morgan Law Firm has helped families with challenging claims for more than a decade. We look forward to seeing how we can assist you and are happy to meet with you in your home, in your hospital room, in either of our main offices or in one of our conveniently located pilot offices.
All cases are handled on a contingency-fee basis. This means you pay no legal fees unless we win a recovery for you. Call Attorney Morgan directly on his cell phones at (208) 789-2098 for Idaho and (801) 623-1911 for Utah or contact us online. Your initial consultation is FREE.