Dog bites can cause serious and traumatic injuries. Unfortunately, about half of the dog bite victims are children between 5 and 9 years old. Dog bites now surpass playground injuries as the second most common childhood injury. They often occur to a child’s face and can be disfiguring as well as painful.
Unlike many other states, Nevada doesn’t have a specific dog bite law in place, but any person attacked by a dog has the right to sue for personal injury damages. Dog owners are responsible for their dogs by law and and are often covered by their homeowners insurance. About one third of all homeowner insurance claims are for dog bites.
So what steps should you take if you or a family member has been bitten by a dog? After you get any medical care you need, you should contact a law firm, such as Benson, Bertoldo, Baker & Carter, who specialize in personal injury cases, including dog bites. They will be able to guide you through the steps you need to take next.