Nearly 5 million people are bitten by dogs in the United States each year and almost 1 out of 5 bites become infected.  Many of these dog bite victims are forced to seek medical attention for their injuries. In 2018, nearly 27,000 people underwent reconstructive surgery as a result of being bitten by a dog.  Because of their small size, most dog bite victims are children, half of which are bitten in the face. However, both children and adults can be victims of severe and long-lasting dog bite injuries.

Kentucky’s Strict Liability Dog Bite Law

Kentucky is a strict liability state for dog bites. The Kentucky Statute states: “Any owner whose dog is found to have caused damage to a person, livestock or other property shall be responsible for that damage.” This means the owner is liable even if the dog has never bitten anyone before or acted aggressively in the past.

Attorney Tate Meagher Seeks Maximum Compensation for his Dog Bite Clients

The bottom line is the owner of the dog is responsible for the action of their animal. The owner can’t claim they accidentally left the gate open. They are still responsible. Most dog owners will maintain some sort of homeowners or renters insurance policy. Attorney Tate Meagher will work to find those policies and seek to obtain maximum compensation. 

Attorney Tate Meagher wants the pet owner’s insurer to recognize the emotional and physical ramifications of the animal attack. To do so, he routinely consults doctors and psychologists to understand the extent of medical and emotional care needed, including any necessary reconstructive surgeries, future scar reduction surgeries and therapy services. Attorney Tate Meagher is committed to helping you recover compensation for all the medical expenses and pain and suffering you have endured.

If you have been injured in a dog bite incident, Don’t Wait, Call Tate at (502) 309-9213 to schedule a free consultation now.

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