Experienced Las Vegas Animal Attack Attorney
What happens when “man’s best friend” viciously attacks you? As domesticated as we believe animals have become in our society, there is still the potential for an attack. Oftentimes those attacks leave long lasting physical and emotional scars of both the victim and the animal owner. State laws differ on what is considered a “dangerous breed” or “dangerous” animal which may affect your ability to make a claim for damages. Further, state laws differ on the liability of owners for the actions of their animals.
Dog bites can cause severe injuries and even infections if not treated properly. The general “one bite rule” may affect your ability to receive compensation for injuries suffered by the attack of an animal. If you have been attacked by an animal, you need an injury lawyer now. Contact the attorneys at Marshall Injury Law immediately to understand and protect your rights. The initial consultation is free so you have nothing to lose.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the most common types of animal attacks?
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), dog bites are the most common type of animal attack. Around 4.7 million dog bites occur each year. Of those 4.7 million, 800,000 dog bites are serious enough to require medical attention. On average, 92% of fatal dog bite cases are caused by a male dog and 94% of those male dogs were not neutered.
Who is held responsible in an animal attack case?
If negligence is proven, the animal’s owner can be held liable for its actions. While though are no specific laws that about who would be held as the responsible party if an animal attack occurs, there are ways to determine if the animal was at fault. There are many factors that are weighed when dealing with an animal attack, but our attorneys can help compile all of the information surrounding your injuries to put together an impactful case.
If I was injured by a dog bite in the past, am I still able to make a claim?
As long as the claim is filed within two years of the accident occurring, yes. Nevada’s statute of limitations requires that any claim should be filed in this time frame or you cannot pursue legal action. It’s important to contact an attorney straight away if you think that you could have a case. Call us today at (702) 489-5700 to set up a free consultation.
Testimonials from Our Clients
My sister in law was hit by a school bus one morning! It was a terrifying time for our whole family. Eric Marshall showed up immediately at her home. He calmed the situation. He took care of it all! For months she was able to focus on recovery and he took care of all the headaches! He was heaven sent! So friendly, sincerely concerned and patient! I highly recommend Eric Marshall and his law firm!
I had a very good experience with Mr. Marshall. The service was great and he really did what he said he was going to do. I have recommended him to all of my friends and will continue to do so. I have not had a lot of good experiences with lawyers and was pleasantly surprised.
Eric is a great guy, Marshal Law Firm is very clean and organized and prompt. They will always be my first and only place to go to for anything legal. they are very fast and keep what they promised. they've done some much for me as well as going out of their way to make sure everything was done on time when i had called them right before the deadline. They definitely make YOU a priority. i WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND! thanks for everything - Andres
What you want from an attorney is sound advice and strong legal representation. Eric gave us both. Truly a professional and amazing how much he showed that he truly cared about us and our situation. We had really great results that I know doesn't happen for everyone, however even if the dollars were less, I would still feel like he took great care of us and did all he could. Thanks Eric!
I have had a wonderful experience working with the Marshall Law Firm. I highly recommend this law firm for anyone seeking a great attorney. Eric takes the time to listen and is explains things in a manner that makes sense for us non legal types.