Bellevue Dog Bite Injury Attorney
When most people see a dog, they do not think they will be injured. However, dog bite injuries are a leading cause of homeowner’s insurance claims in the United States. If you or a loved one had been bitten and injured by a dog, you should speak to an attorney today. At Miller Stockmann, our Bellevue dog bite injury attorneys are ready to stand up to major insurance carriers in order to secure the compensation you deserve for this case.
Why Choose Miller Stockmann For This Case?
In the aftermath of a serious dog bite injury, obtaining compensation will require skilled legal assistance. The team at Miller Stockmann will not back down.
- We are a full-service law firm dedicated to helping our clients with all of their legal needs.
- We are nationally recognized by our peers and have won more than 10 awards for attorney excellence.
- We take dog bite cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay no legal fees until we secure the compensation you are entitled to.
What Will An Attorney Do To Help?
Dog bite cases often require assistance from a skilled attorney who will be able to gather all the evidence necessary to prove liability. Insurance carriers in these cases can become incredibly difficult with victims, and they will actively work to minimize any settlement they pay you. Your attorney will help ensure that you receive maximum compensation for every dog bite-related expense you have incurred.
Dog Bite Injuries Can Cause Severe Injuries
Nebraska is what is considered a “strict liability” dog bite state. This means that a dog’s owner can be held liable for injuries to any person (other than a trespasser) who sustains an injury due to a dog bite. Neb. Rev. Stat. § 54-601 is clear that the dog’s owner does not necessarily have to be negligent in order for them to be held accountable.
Please note that this law only applies to injuries caused by a bite. It will not apply if a dog causes any other injuries, such as broken bones due to knocking a person over.
Dog’s have very powerful jaws that can inflict significant damage. It is not uncommon for the Bellevue dog bite injury attorneys at Miller Stockmann to help clients who have sustained the following:
- Major soft tissue damage
- Severed arteries, veins, muscles, and tendons
- Broken bones
- Finger amputations
In many cases, the victims we help have sustained disfigurement or a loss of functionality due to their dog bite injury. These cases often require reconstructive surgery to restore a person’s mobility or appearance. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) state that approximately 20% of all dog bites require medical care.
Let An Attorney Help Secure Compensation
If you or somebody you love has been bitten and injured by a dog, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. At Miller Stockmann, we understand what it takes to secure maximum compensation from insurance carriers for these cases. This can include coverage for:
- Your medical expenses related to the dog bite
- Lost income and benefits if you are unable to work
- Pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Possible punitive damages in cases of gross negligence
When you need a Bellevue dog bite injury attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or by calling (402) 558-4900.