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Homeowner’s, business owner’s, and renter’s insurance policies cover most dog bite claims and lawsuits. We will investigate the facts of your case and discover whether there is insurance coverage. There is no charge for our investigation or services unless we recover money for you.
How Our Attorneys Prove Dog Bite Cases
Gathering evidence in a dog bite case and proving your eligibility for compensation takes experience. Our dog bite attorney and investigators will assist you every step of the way. As soon as we accept your case, we begin gathering the proof you need to make a successful dog bite claim and win the case.
Our team of attorneys, support staff, and investigators promptly investigate to discover whether the dog has been vicious or has shown aggressive tendencies or if a dog can be shown to have presented an unreasonable risk when there is a past history of bites, aggressive or threatening behavior, attacks on other animals, or past aggression against you or others (even the dog’s own family members). Even if the owner knew the dog was aggressive or had been aggressive in the past, the owner may have been negligent in failing to take precautions to prevent harm to others.
A dog owner may be negligent by allowing a dog off leash or to escape a yard due to an inadequate or defective fence when there is a local ordinance or leash law.
Sometimes, the most difficult part of these cases is proving that the owner was aware of the canine’s aggressive tendencies. Proof that an owner knew or should have known their dog was dangerous or vicious is sometimes proven through public information, such as local animal control records.
Records showing that neighbors have been attacked or harassed by a dangerous dog also make great evidence to prove an owner’s knowledge of vicious propensity.
Let Us Handle the Stress
A dog bite or attack is a traumatic experience. You have to cope with physical and mental trauma. The last thing you need is more stress. Let us recover compensation for your medical bills and losses, pain and suffering, and trauma. At The Laub and Laub Law Firm, we take care of your legal rights so you can focus on other things. Our law firm has been helping Northern Nevada, dog and animal attack victims receive fair compensation since 1965. Rest assured, our lawyers are ready to take on your case and seek the fair settlement you deserve. You will not be charged for our legal services unless we recover money for your case.
Four Key Mistakes to Avoid after an Accident:
1. Don’t Wait to Get Help.
Waiting too long to get legal help for a personal injury case can only hurt you, not improve your odds. There is a statute of limitations that applies to car accidents and other personal injury cases. In Nevada, it’s two years from the date of injury to file a claim. Time is critical because evidence doesn’t last forever, like tire tracks, or on-scene witnesses.
2. Not Seeking Medical Care
Did you know that medical documentation builds a strong personal injury case? It’s key to establishing the worth of your case and proving that your injuries are related to the accident. Above all, seeking medical treatment for your injuries is essential to your health. You need to know the extent of the damage done to your body.
3. Talking with Other Insurance Companies
Should the adjuster call you, and they will, do not speak to them without an attorney. Why?
They want to collect your statement and then confer with their own counsel to see how to make you the responsible party. Remember, the insurance company is not your friend. They are not on your side. More than likely, once you give your statement, they will find a way to shift the responsibility of the accident and your injuries to you.
4. Accepting an Offer that is Unfair to YOU
Offers are legal documents that use legal terminology that does not read like regular English. Legal documents should ALWAYS be reviewed by a trusted attorney, someone who advocates for you. It may seem like a lot of money, but it may not be enough to cover the extent of medical expenses and time off work to recover from the accident.
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Three Commonly Asked Questions
1. What Should I Do to Protect My Rights?
First, talk to your insurance company and talk to the police, but DO NOT speak to the insurance adjuster without representation. Why? Their goal is to deny your claim, or greatly reduce the amount of compensation for the injury. The adjuster is not your friend; they aren’t looking out for your best interests.
2. How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?
Contingency based fees are the means of payment for retaining a Laub and Laub Law Firm personal injury attorney. We only get paid if we successfully recover compensation for you. You have nothing to lose by meeting with us and retaining our law firm.
3. I Only Have Minor Injuries, Do I really Need to go to the Doctor?
YES! Please, do yourself a favor and seek medical attention after an accident. Even if you feel fine and don’t think you need medical care. What you may think is a minor ache or pain that won’t last but a few days could turn out to be a major problem like a serious spine injury.
Doctrin of Negligence in Personal Injury Cases
In a personal injury case, the doctrine of negligence comes into play. Negligence is based on the premise that, as human beings living together in society, we owe certain basic duties to one another. Specifically, we have a duty not to harm one another. Harms can result both through action and inaction, and in the case of negligence, most often concerns the latter. In legal terms, negligence is a breach of a duty owed to another that is both the actual and proximate cause of damages to the non-breaching party. When the elements of negligence expressed in this definition can be "satisfied" (proven in a court of law), a personal injury accident victim will be able to obtain a judgment for damages to recover compensation for injuries suffered as a result of the accident. Contact our Reno Nevada personal injury lawyers for more information.
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Laub & Laub Law Firm - one of Nevada's most prominent in the area of personal injury for more than 50 years - provides precisely the highly effective and experienced attorneys needed to handle all types of personal injury claims. Reach out to us today to learn how we can serve you in this time of need. The Laub and Laub Law Firm has offices in Reno, Carson City, Truckee, and South Lake Tahoe, and is completly dedicated to serving the Northern Nevada area with its highly experienced - and effective - team of personal injury lawyers.
The Laub & Laub Law Firm provides legal representation for our communities in Nevada and California. Our consultations are FREE with our local attorneys and lawyers. Please reach out to us via phone, email, or text Joe. You can visit our offices to speak with a local Reno attorney or Carson City attorney, or schedule a virtual video consultation. We are additionally staffed with local attorneys at our offices in Truckee and South Lake Tahoe to provide you effective legal counsel for your personal injury case.