The dog bite law firm of Isaacs and Isaacs has a team of lawyers with the experience to face any dog bite or mauling. But timing is crucial. You must speak with a skilled attorney experienced in dog bite law as soon as possible after the attack. After we talk with you, we will begin to investigate your case right away, before:
- Evidence, including the vicious dog, disappears
- Witnesses forget what happened or move away
- The statute of limitations for filing your dog bite lawsuit expires
Contact Isaacs & Isaacs dog bite law firm any time of the day or night to begin your free case review with an experienced attorney. Call today for a free legal consultation with a dog bite lawyer serving Kentucky.
Call The Hammer Immediately When a Dog Bites
While the team fights relentlessly for resolution and fair compensation, a settlement generally begins once the medical concerns are resolved.
In the court system, cases as complicated as those involving dog bites can take years to achieve a verdict. Isaacs and Isaacs know that prompt involvement is necessary to ensure that the process goes quickly and that the best possible conclusion is reached.
Dog bites are among the most serious injuries and should never be taken lightly. You must seek the advice of an experienced attorney as soon as possible.
The knowledgeable dog attack team protects victims of dog bites and more serious maulings at Isaacs & Isaacs. Our team is dedicated to the safety of victims.
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Types of Damages in a Dog Bite Case
A person who owns a dog must take precautions to protect themselves against injuries caused by dogs. If a dog bites you, it is important to know what damage might occur and how much compensation you could receive.
Compensatory damages are generally awarded in dog bite injury cases. These damages compensate victims for medical expenses, lost wages, pain, suffering, and other losses resulting from the attack. Compensatory damages typically do not include punitive damages.
In general, punitive damages are rarely awarded in dog bite cases because there is no evidence that the owner knew about the dangerous nature of their dog. However, punitive damages are allowed in certain circumstances and in some states. For example, if the owner had been warned about the danger posed by their dog, punitive damages could be appropriate.
In addition, you may pursue these damages for the following damages:
- Medical bills: Costs of treatment or medical care related to the injury.
- Property damage: Any form of property that was destroyed during the attack, such as a phone or eyeglasses.
- Lost income: Any income lost while you were unable to work.
- Pain and suffering: The extent of emotional trauma and physical pain suffered during and after the dog attack.
- Loss of enjoyment of life: Loss of enjoyment of life due to the dog bite or mauling.
- Attorney fees: Attorney fees are usually awarded to the prevailing party in a civil action.
Because no statute in Kentucky restricts the amount of money that can be awarded for damages, there is no limit on how much money you could get.
However, compensation may be lowered if it is determined that the victim was partially at fault for the incident.
Dog Bite Liability is Different in Each State
When you’re the victim of a dog attack, finding an experienced dog bite attorney is crucial. Dog bite law is complicated and varies from state to state. At Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers, our experienced personal injury attorneys have successfully represented dog bite victims in Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio.
We have recovered over $1 billion in damages for personal injury victims in Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio.
Dog Bite Injury Lawyer Discusses How Lawsuits Work
Dog bite lawyer Darryl Isaacs, “The Hammer,” sat down to address the most popular questions about dog bite cases. Listen to the “How Dog Bite Lawsuits Work” episode of the Ask The Hammer podcast by clicking below.