Dog Bite Attorney Lexington, KY
If you or a family member have been the victim of a dog attack or dog bite resulting in serious physical injury, it is important that you contact an experienced dog bite attorney. You may be entitled to significant financial relief from the dog owner’s homeowner’s insurance carrier.
Formerly, under Kentucky law, a victim of a dog bite was required to prove that the dog had previously bitten another individual or exhibited dangerous propensities, thereby putting the owner on notice of the dangerous animal. This rule made it difficult for dog bite victims to recover due to a lack of evidence. However, this draconian and archaic rule was eventually overruled by the Kentucky legislature in enacting KRS 258.235.
KRS 258.235 states:
Any owner whose dog is found to have caused damage to a person, livestock, or other property shall be responsible for that damage.
Now, the rule of law in Kentucky is that a dog owner is strictly liable for any injuries caused by the animal. However, despite this favorable law, the insurance companies may still try to defend rather than pay a fair settlement.
Therefore, it is important that you contact an experienced dog bite injury attorney to assist in advancing your case against the dog owner’s insurance company. Golden Law Office previously represented insurance companies defending homeowners for such claims but now exclusively represents victims of dog bite injuries. With this inside knowledge, we know how to properly evaluate your claim. In addition, we know what insurance companies look for to drive increased settlements and jury verdicts.
We offer free consultations to any dog bite victim or their family members. Please call today as the statute of limitations may be running, preventing you from filing a lawsuit or making a claim. Golden Law Office has the dog bite attorneys Lexington, KY residents trust!