Nebraska Dog And Animal Bite Lawyer

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In recent Nebraska dog bite news, a 49-year-old woman was attacked by an unlicensed pit bull when she tried to intervene as it growled at an 8 month old child. Her son owned the dog, that ended up strangling itself on a metal catch pole when four firefighters were trying to subdue it. The woman who was attacked underwent surgery and is now in fair condition.

With nearly five million animal attacks yearly in America, news stories like this one are becoming less and less surprising. Hospitals across the country are busy with over a thousand emergency room visits a day stemming from dog attacks and animal bites. Injuries from these incidents range from minor bites and scratches to, in extreme cases, death. And while fatalities occur in less than 100 of these incidents, dog bites that require hospitalization are becoming more and more common.

Dog bites, beyond the obvious physical pain, can have longstanding effects on the body. Infections can develop from the wounds, delaying your recovery time and even extending your stay in the hospital. The incident itself is often also a traumatic experience, with psychological effects that can remain for years.

According to studies, twenty percent of dogs who bite are non-neutered, and most attacks involve an unrestrained dog on their owner's property. In thirty percent of dog bite cases, the breed of dog that attacked was a pit bull, this mostly being due to the unfortunate manner in which many of them are cared for. Men, mostly under 20, are most likely to be injured from a dog bite. Women and the elderly face a higher risk of being bitten by a cat.

If you are involved in an animal attack, seek medical attention before doing anything else. If you would like to try to seek compensation for your injuries this can include high medical costs, lost wages from any work time you missed, damages, and any other expenses you incurred as a result of the incident.

An attorney who specializes in Nebraska dog bite laws and has experience dealing with these kinds of cases will be your best bet to succeeding in getting the compensation you deserve. They will be able to help you navigate the court system and previous dog bite precedents to get you the best settlement or jury award. Fortunately, because Nebraska is truly a strict liability state, the law is on the side of the dog bite victims. A Nebraska dog and animal bite lawyer or attorney will be well-versed in this and other dog bite laws and statutes, in order to help you recover the maximum amount of damages you are entitled to under Nebraska law.

It is highly recommended that you do your best to locate a lawyer or attorney that specializes in dog and animal bite law. Personal injury attorneys, however, may also be able to help you with your case. Whatever the lawyer's specialty, they should have a track record of success in fighting for victims of dog bites and animal attacks.


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