Dog Bites

Dogs are often said to be man’s best friend. Unfortunately, dogs sometimes bite. In 2019 there were 48 people killed in the United States by dog attacks. That was the highest number of dog bite fatalities on record. If you have been bitten or attacked by a dog in Nebraska, the law is on your side.

If you have been bitten by a dog…

Your Rights As a Victim

Average Dog Bite Payout

$48,422.06

Approximage Dog Bite Payouts Total for 2019 in Nebraska

$5,570,000.00

Nebraska is among the states with the most dog bite claims. According to insurance statistics, Nebraska ranks 12th in the U.S. for dog bite claims. There were 115 claims filed with an average payout of $48,422.06 per claim during 2019. Dog bite claims totaled $5.57 million in payouts to victims across the state in 2019 alone.

If you have been bitten by a dog, the owner is responsible for your damages. You will have medical expenses and lost wages for time off work. State laws indicate that a dog owner is to be held liable for any damages and injuries caused by his or her dog to anyone except a trespasser.

Dog Bite Lawyer Omaha

Dog bite injuries can vary in severity, but they can lead to permanent scarring and disfigurement, and it can be a traumatic experience for the victim. Some dog attacks may leave the victim fighting for his or her life. If a dog bite has caused you with injuries and damages, you should gather supporting evidence and documentation to show the losses that you have suffered.

You could suffer a variety of damages when you are bitten by a dog. Some damages that you may be able to claim in a personal injury claim because of a dog bite may include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Permanent scarring and disfigurement
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish

“Bite us once, shame on the dog;
bite us repeatedly,
shame on us for allowing it.”

Phyllis Schlafly

Pursuing a Claim About a Dog Bite

There is a statute of limitations for pursuing a claim against the owner of a dog after you suffered a dog bite, so you should speak with a knowledgeable Nebraska dog bite attorney as soon as possible. Nebraska Legal Justice has a team of experienced dog bite attorneys who will help you maneuver the claims process. Ask for a case review today by calling 402-392-1500.

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