Holding Pet Owners Accountable For Animal Attack Injuries

It is the responsibility of dog owners to keep their pets from harming innocent people, including neighbors, friends, passersby and children. Unfortunately, many pet owners fail to meet their responsibility and the results are tragic. If you or your child has suffered an injury as a result of a dog bite, it is important to understand your rights.

At Taliaferro, Carran & Cowherd, PLLC, we help dog bite victims file personal injury claims to recover compensation for damages such as medical expenses, pain and suffering, and rehabilitation costs. We provide every client with close, personal attention as we guide him or her toward the best possible outcome.

Cincinnati And Northern Kentucky Lawyers For Animal Attacks

In Kentucky, each dog gets one "free bite." If a dog bites again, it will be considered a vicious animal under the law and its owner will be considered liable for the damages that occurred as a result of the attack. Compensation in these cases is usually obtained through the dog owner's homeowners' insurance policy, not directly from the dog owners. This is an important factor to consider if you have been leery of pursuing a claim against someone you know.

Getting appropriate compensation is critical due to the severe nature of typical dog bite injuries. Facial surgeries, skin grafts and other procedures can be extremely expensive, and victims often require significant counseling or ongoing psychological treatment due to the stress and anxiety brought on by the attack.

We thoroughly investigate these claims to determine the facts and then present the best possible case. We are skilled trial attorneys, and because that reputation precedes us, we are often able to achieve favorable settlements in these cases without going to trial.

Injured By A Pit Bull Or Other Dangerous Pet?

If you or your child has suffered injuries due to an animal attack, contact us today for a free initial consultation with our Covington dog bite lawyers.