Did you get bit by a dog? Learn the nitty gritty of your dog bite case in this educational article, then contact our Kansas lawyers today.
Beware of Dog Sign
It certainly can have an effect, but it’s important to know that just because a dog owner has a ‘Beware of Dog’ sign does not mean that the dog owner doesn’t have any responsibility for your injury. They can certainly have a ‘Beware of Dog’ sign but still be responsible for the injury, depending on all of the circumstances of your case. It’s really important to talk through the details of your case with an attorney that knows how to handle dog bite cases.
Dog Bite Liability
Other people can, in fact, be responsible for a dog bite injury case. People at a doggy daycare facility, a vet, or anyone who has possession of your dog or is taking care of your dog and is responsible for your dog can also be responsible for a dog bite.
If you have a situation where you’ve been injured as a result of a dog bite and the owner wasn’t in possession of the dog at the time, that may not prevent you from pursuing a dog bite case in Kansas.
Dog Bite Case Going to Trial
One of our attorneys was working with a client recently who has a dog bite case, and the client was concerned about having to go to trial. She asked if she would have to go to trial or whether there was any way we could avoid that. There are a lot of people that don’t want to go to trial, and that’s understandable. We really do a good job of settling a lot of cases before having to go to trial— the vast majority of cases, in fact.
If the insurance carrier is not willing to pay a fair and reasonable amount for your damages, however, we have to be prepared to go to trial. If that happens, and if we must file suit and go to trial, we will do everything we need to do to be prepared for trial, and we will do everything necessary to prepare you for trial. You really don’t have anything to worry about in going to trial.
Dog Bite Case Value
There are several things that go into determining the value, and, in order to do that, you have to consider the different types of damages that are available in Kansas.
In Kansas, someone can recover what are called economic damages. Those are damages for payment of your medical bills, prescription costs, lost wages, etc. You can also recover for what is called non-economic damages. Those are things such as pain and suffering, disfigurement from scarring from the dog bite, disability – if the dog bite has left you with a disability – and also all the ways in which the injury has affected your life and impacted your family.
Were you or a loved one a victim of a dog bite in Kansas and have questions about learning the nitty gritty of your dog bite case? Contact our experienced Kansas dog bite lawyers today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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