Pahrump is a haven for dog lovers, with plentiful space to keep canine companions fit and happy. While many dog owners treat their pets responsibly, some forget about or don’t follow Nye County Animal Control laws. In some cases, an unlawfully unleashed dog may attack and bite another person. If you or a loved one have been injured because of a dog owner’s negligence then the Pahrump dog bite attorney team at ER Injury Attorneys can help you.
Why Do Dog Bite Injuries Happen?
Dog bites most commonly happen when a dog is unleashed and an owner is unable to control it. In Nye County, a dog must be restrained by a leash unless confined on or within the owner’s property. Failure to do so is a misdemeanor.
While a dog may normally behave well and interact calmly with people it doesn’t know, many things can suddenly trigger aggressive behavior. Fear, illness, frustration, protectiveness, possessiveness, and the instinct to assert dominance may cause an otherwise friendly dog to attack. Unfortunately, this can lead to dog bite injuries.
The key issue is that dog owners in Pahrump have a legal obligation to follow Nye County leash laws. Keeping a dog unleashed on public property is a failure to meet that obligation and considered negligence.
If your dog bite happened due to negligent behavior then the pet owner may be liable for your injuries. A Pahrump dog bite attorney can help prove that your injury was caused by negligence or recklessness and get you the compensation that you deserve.
What Types of Injuries Can a Dog Cause?
Many dogs, even smaller ones, are deceptively strong. This is especially true for breeds that have traditionally been used for hunting. Strong jaws and sharp teeth can cause a number of different injuries and diseases, including:
- Puncture wounds
- Broken bones
According to the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), 15 to 20 percent of dog bites lead to an infection. If an infection isn’t diagnosed promptly then it can lead to serious health issues. While WebMD notes that rabies has one of the highest mortality rates of any disease, it also claims that it can stay dormant in your system for up to three months. If undetected and untreated, rabies can lead to wrongful death.
What Can a Pahrump Dog Bite Attorney Do For You?
There are many things that need to be handled in order to receive proper compensation for a dog bite injury. Getting a history of the dog’s behavior, proving a dog was unleashed, collecting medical records that show your injury was a result of a dog bite, dealing with law enforcement, and negotiating with insurance companies can take a lot of time and effort.
The Pahrump dog bite attorney team at ER Injury Attorneys can do all of this for you, while you focus on recovery. Our team of experienced and trusted lawyers will work hard to make sure that you’re compensated for your medical costs, pain, suffering, missed time from work, and more.
ER Injury Attorneys is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist you. You can reach us by phone at 775-878-7500 and online via secure contact form or LiveChat. Consultations are free and you will never be charged a fee unless your case is won. Reach out to us today and we’ll prove why we’re Pahrump’s first choice for personal injury.