Dog Bite Attorneys in Northern Kentucky
At Taliaferro, Carran & Hampton PLLC, our dog bite injury attorneys in Covington have over 75 years of combined experience successfully representing our fellow Kentuckians that have been injured during an animal attack.
Unlike other states, our Kentucky dog bite laws state that the pet’s owner does not have to be negligent in their ownership, nor know that the dog is capable of injuring someone, to be held liable for the harm their animal caused.
That is where our experienced dog bite attorneys in Kenton County come in, to help ensure they are held accountable for the injuries their pet caused our clients.
Our Northern Kentucky personal injury lawyers take great pride in our community involvement, and treat each of our clients like family, because when to comes to their full physical, emotional, and financial recovery, we are all in this together.
If you have been bitten or attacked by a dog in Kentucky, and suffered severe injuries as a result, contact our skilled Covington personal injury lawyers today to discuss your case during a free consultation.
Who is Liable for Dog Bite Injury Damages in Northern Kentucky?
If you, your child, or another loved one has been bitten by a dog in Kentucky, chances are you know the pet’s owner, as over 75% of dog bites occur from a known dog. That typically means many of our clients suffer severe injuries on a close friend or family member’s property, which can make filing a personal injury claim an uncomfortable topic.
At Taliaferro, Carran & Hampton PLLC, our dog bite injury lawyers in Northern Kentucky explain to each of our clients that whether the owner is a stranger — or someone you know and love — we can pursue their home or business owner’s insurance coverage directly for your complete damages, so you can keep your personal relationship intact while still pursuing the financial recovery you deserve for your injuries.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation to learn more about the legal process, so you can get the medical care and time away from work you need to return to the quality of life you enjoyed before the attack occurred.
What are the Most Common Injuries Caused by Dog Bites in Northern Kentucky?
Multiple factors determine the types of injuries that result from dog bites, which could mean something different for everyone who is hurt during an attack.
First, the type, size, and breed of dog play a significant role in the damage it can inflict when biting an unsuspecting person.
Next, the person’s age, size, weight, and strength to get away from the attacking animal will play a considerable role in their resulting injuries.
Some of the most common dog bite injuries reported throughout emergency rooms in the U.S. include:
- Tearing of the muscle and skin
- Bone fractures
- Puncture wounds
- Head, neck, and face injuries
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
Even if you do not believe your dog bite is serious, seek medical care right away to ensure a physician reviews your injuries and proactively assesses any potential infections — including tetanus, rabies, and MRSA — so you can get treatment immediately.
According to Healthline, infections occur in approximately 10-15% of all dog bites, which can lead to long-term health problems that require extended medical care.
Moreover, to pursue a personal injury claim against the dog’s owner, we must prove our clients suffered damages from the dog bite to pursue a successful case.
If you do not seek medical care for your injuries, the insurance company is not going to take our word for it that you suffered harm, which means your case could unfold before it even starts.
Seek medical care first, follow all your physician’s directions, attend all follow-up appointments, and then contact our skilled Northern Kentucky dog bite attorneys to pursue the damages you may be entitled to for your personal injury claim.
What Damages Can I Pursue for My Dog Bite Injuries in Kentucky?
Like all personal injuries, dog bite injuries are unique to the person who suffered the attack, and so are their financial recovery needs.
That may include compensation for:
- Complete medical expenses, including future care needs
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Permanent scarring, disfigurement, or impairment
According to the Insurance Information Institute, the average cost per dog bite claims throughout the U.S. increased by over 12% last year to nearly $50,500.
At Taliaferro, Carran & Hampton PLLC, our dog bite attorneys in Northern Kentucky will assess your injuries and the circumstances in which they occurred to outline your complete financial recovery needs, so you are not left paying for your expenses out of your own pocket.
Our skilled Covington dog bite lawyers represent clients throughout Kentucky and will come to you to fully assess your case, if you cannot come to us.
Contact Our Covington Dog Bite Attorneys at Taliaferro, Carran & Hampton PLLC Today for a Free Consultation
For over 75 combined years, our dog bite attorneys in Northern Kentucky have been producing results for our fellow residents, and we would like the opportunity to do the same for you and your family, so you can pursue the financial recovery you deserve.
Regardless of your needs, each of our clients receives our full-time attention, resources, and experience, as we pursue the best available outcome for your unique case during our negotiations, mediation sessions, and when litigating your case at trial.
Our trial experience means we are ready for anything and has allowed our Northern Kentucky personal injury law firm to reach multimillion-dollar settlements and jury verdicts on behalf of our clients. We can pursue a positive outcome for your case, too.
We know there are many personal injury attorneys in Northern Kentucky to choose from, which is why we set ourselves apart by treating each of our clients like family.
Learn more about our customized approach to producing legal results for our clients by contacting our dedicated dog bite lawyers in Covington at Taliaferro, Carran & Hampton PLLC today to schedule a free consultation to learn how we can put our unique legal skill set to work for you and your family.