If you or your child has suffered a serious injury as a result of a dog bite, it is important to quickly contact our experienced Salt Lake City dog bite attorneys. Salt Lake City pet owners are held to a strict liability standard for one year after a canine attack occurs. After one year, the case can still be pursued, but the standard shifts to simple negligence, which means the pet owner is no longer held to a strict liability standard and gets to claim defenses an owner would not otherwise be able to claim if a lawsuit was filed within one year.
Skilled Salt Lake City, Utah Dog Bite Attorneys
At the Law Office of Haskins James Law, we have the knowledge, experience and expertise to handle all dog bite cases. We have experience representing children, who are the most common victims. While most people think of Pit-bulls, German Shepherds and Rottweilers when they think of vicious dogs, Labradors, Poodles, Golden Retrievers and Chihuahas also attack and can cause serious injuries to children and adults.
According to the Centers of Disease Control (CDC), about 386,000 dog bite victims seek medical treatment every year. The largest percentages of victims are children between the ages of 5 to 9 years, and most canine attack injuries are to the face and neck. Lacerations from dog bites cause permanent scarring that can last a lifetime, not to mention the long term psychological effects of a vicious attack.