Dog bites are difficult to prevent and can be quite serious. If you’ve been bitten by an unknown dog or the pet of a friend or family member, it’s important to take steps to ensure your safety:
- Photo your injuries before and after treatment
- Seek medical attention
- Obtain the name and address of the dog owner
- Obtain contact information for any witnesses
- Attempt to find out if the dog is current on its vaccinations
Do not wait to see medical attention. Rabies can be transmitted through a bite and is always fatal when untreated. Even a bite from a vaccinated dog could easily become infected and lead to further complications.
If your property or pet was injured by a dog, you should follow the same steps as if you were personally injured.
Your Legal Rights
In Kentucky, the law is generally favorable towards those who have been injured by a dog. The owner is strictly liable for any damage their dog causes to a person, their property, or their pet.
How Can the Jaeger Firm, PLLC, Help?
Dog bite victims can recover compensation for their injuries. The law can vary depending on the state, county, and city. If you or your pet have been injured by a dog, contact us today to see how we can help.