Midvale Dog Bite Attorneys
Attacked by a Dog in Salt Lake County? Call Haskins James!
If you or your child has suffered a serious injury as a result of a dog bite, it is important to quickly involve an experienced Midvale dog bite attorney. You may be left dealing with expensive medical bills and lost earnings if you are unable to work. An attorney can talk to you about your right to compensation from the owner of the dog, so you can pay your bills and begin moving on with your life.
Since 1979, Haskins James has served as counsel for dog bite victims in Midvale and across Salt Lake County. We know how challenging it can be to face life in the wake of an animal attack, and we strive to alleviate the burden by providing personalized, caring, and competent representation through every stage of our clients’ cases.
Recover Fair Compensation for Your Dog Bite Injuries
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 386,000 dog bite victims seek medical treatment in the U.S. 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.
Our team fights for fair compensation for victims who have experienced such injuries as:
- Severe cuts and bruises
- Facial disfigurement
- Broken and fractured bones
- Crush injuries caused by the impact of the bite
- Injuries sustained by falling to the ground
- Post-bite infections
- Amputation of fingers, toes, or other extremities
- Nerve and muscle damage
Strict Liability for Dog Bites in Utah
Salt Lake County 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 had been filed within one year.
Knowledgeable Dog Bite Injury Lawyers Serving Midvale & Beyond
At Haskins James, we have the knowledge, experience, and resources to handle any dog bite case. While most people think of pit bulls, German Shepherds, and Rottweilers when they think of vicious dogs, Labradors, Poodles, Golden Retrievers, and even Chihuahuas can attack and cause serious injuries to children and adults. Our Midvale dog bite injury lawyers have experience representing victims of any dog attack, by any breed, even by the pets of neighbors or family friends. We can handle these sensitive issues with care to protect your interests.
Call (801) 850-0155 today for your free dog bite case evaluation.
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