Omaha Dog Bite Injury Attorney
The last thing anybody wants to worry about is being injured by a dog bite. However, there are times when the careless or negligent actions of a dog owner lead to serious injuries. When this happens, you need to secure a qualified Omaha dog bite injury attorney to help. At Matthew G. Miller, we are dedicated to helping injured clients obtain the compensation they need.
Why Choose Matthew G. Miller For This Case?
It is vital that you find an Omaha personal injury attorney you can trust both personally and professionally when you are dealing with a dog bite injury. The dog bite injury lawyers at Matthew G. Miller is ready to stand by your side.
- We are a full-service personal injury law firm that has more than 30 years of experience representing clients.
- We have a track record of getting results for our clients and have successfully represented over 800 cases, securing more than $50 million in compensation for injured victims.
- We take dog bite cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that our clients do not pay any legal fees until we secure the compensation they deserve for their injuries.
How Will An Attorney Help This Case?
Dog bite injury cases often require extensive investigation, and your Nebraska injury attorney will be responsible for:
- Obtaining all evidence related to the dog bite, including your medical records, eyewitness statements, and any surveillance that caught the incident.
- Negotiating with all parties involved, including insurance carriers, in order to secure the compensation you need.
- Filing a personal injury lawsuit if that is what is necessary to get a fair settlement.
How Common Are Dog Bite Injuries?
Dog bite injuries are more common than most people think. There are approximately 90 million dogs in US households. Studies indicate approximately 4.7 million people are bitten by dogs each year, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that one out of every five people bitten requires medical attention.
Dog bites can cause significant injuries, including:
- Major soft tissue damage
- Severed arteries, veins, muscles, and tendons
- Broken bones
- Finger amputations
In many cases, victims of dog bite injuries require extensive reconstructive surgery to restore their appearance and functionality.
Under Nebraska’s law, dogs and other pets are considered to be the personal property of their owners. The law makes owner(s) of any dog strictly liable for injuries to any person (other than a trespasser) as a result of the bite and injuries that resulted from being chased by the dog. (Neb. Rev. Stat. § 54-601).
Nebraska’s dog bite law imposes strict liability on dog owners. This means that owners are legally liable for the injuries their dog causes regardless of whether or not they intended for their dog to cause harm, or if the dog had bitten before.
What Type Of Compensation Is Available?
If you or somebody you care about has been bitten and injured by a dog, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. At Matthew G. Miller, we understand dog bite cases it will work diligently on your behalf to secure the following compensation:
- Your medical expenses related to the dog bite injuries
- Lost wages and benefits if you cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of personal enjoyment damages
- Possible punitive damages against the dog’s owner