Seeking Compensation For Dog Bite Victims In Kentucky
In Kentucky, pet owners are responsible for injuries caused by their pets. As the victim of a dog bite injury, you do not have to prove that the owner of the dog was careless or negligent. As long as you were not on the premises unlawfully and you did not provoke the dog, the owner is responsible.
The attorneys at Satterley & Kelley PLLC, in Louisville, are here to help you get the compensation you deserve to recover from a dog bite injury.
Were you bitten by the dog of a friend or relative? It is important to remember that filing a personal injury claim is about obtaining compensation for the victim — not blaming the dog’s owners. Damages are typically paid by homeowners’ insurance.
Injuries That Can Cause Lasting Harm
People who are bitten by dogs may experience permanent scarring and/or nerve damage. An animal attack can be especially traumatic to a child, who may suffer from lasting fears of animals due to the attack.
Our lawyers will help you obtain compensation for all of the damages you or your family member suffered, including:
- Past and future medical care
- Future cosmetic surgery
- Lost wages if you missed work as the result of your injuries
- Counseling to overcome the fear of dog attacks
- Physical, mental and emotional pain and suffering
When a child is bitten, doctors may not perform procedures to minimize scarring until the child is grown. Those procedures may not be covered by medical insurance, so it is important to recover compensation now for your child’s future needs.
Ensure Your Settlement Is Fair
In many dog bite cases, catastrophic injuries require multiple surgeries, long stays in the hospital, psychological visits and reconstructive surgery. All of this can add up, leaving insurance companies on the defensive and unwilling to provide maximum compensation.
If you are worried you have gotten a lowball offer, talk to our team of attorneys. We can review your settlement offer to determine if it’s fair or if it fails to meet your present and future financial needs.
Speak To An Attorney About Your Dog Bite Case
For more information about your rights after a dog bite injury, call our office in Louisville at 502-785-8758 or toll-free at 800-655-2117. You may also schedule your free initial consultation by completing our contact form.