What To Do After An Animal Bite
After suffering from an animal bite, no matter how big or small, it’s important to have proper representation. Wilhoit Law Office has helped clients throughout Kentucky get compensation for their injuries for generations. We can examine your case and help you understand your options for moving forward. Our attorneys will answer any and all questions you have along the way.
What You Should Know About The Law
Whether you are at a dog park or are simply walking down the street, an attack can lead to serious issues. Our attorneys will do everything they can to seek the maximum compensation for your injuries. According to Kentucky law, a lawsuit must be filed within one year of the date of the incident. Kentucky is also a strict liability state. This means that the animal owner is expected to control their pet to prevent an attack, regardless of whether or not the animal has ever shown aggression before.
Dog bites fall under Kentucky’s comparative negligence law. If the person attacked is deemed partially responsible for the incident, the damages paid by the pet owner will only be less. For example, say you were throwing rocks at an animal. They then ran up and bit you. Since they could say you provoked the animal, the court could decide it is both your fault. This could result in a partial settlement. Regardless, our job is to get as much as we can in order to cover the cost of your suffering.
Call Today To Learn More
The best thing you can do is to seek out experienced legal guidance. Call our office in Grayson at 606-268-1874 to schedule a consultation today. You can also fill out our contact form online, and we will be in touch with you as soon as possible.