People often wonder, after they have been bitten by a dog, “Do I have a valid dog bite claim?” There are a few requirements that must be met to receive compensation for a dog bite, including proving negligence on the part of the dog owner. Contact Swenson & Shelley Injury Attorneys if you are seeking to file a personal injury claim for a dog bite in the state of Utah.
The laws on dog bites vary from state to state, and some states allow dog owners “one free bite” before they’re held responsible for any subsequent bites. That’s not the case in the state of Utah. In Utah, dog owners are responsible for every bite, including the first bite. If you have been bitten by a dog, we recommend that you seek the medical care that you need and document any of the damages with pictures and video. We recommend that you hire a trial attorney that’s experienced in dog bites and is willing to take a dog bite case to a jury verdict.
If you’ve been bitten or injured by a dog, you may be looking for an attorney. You need somebody who has experience in dealing with the dog bite statute and successfully handling those cases. You need somebody who does that on a regular basis and focuses on personal injury, including dog bites. The third thing you’re going to want is a trial attorney. If you’re preparing the case, you should prepare it right from the beginning as if you were going to go to trial, increase the settlement value, and let an insurance company know that if you have to, you’re willing to go to trial, and that you know what you’re doing.
Were you or a loved one attacked by a dog and have questions about what makes a valid dog bite claim? Contact our dedicated Utah dog bite lawyers at Swenson & Shelley today for a free confidential consultation. Let our experience work for you.