Since 1971, Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner has helped injured clients get the compensation they deserve. Dog bites and other animal attacks can lead to serious injuries and expensive medical care. It is important to seek a financial settlement from those responsible. Whatever your situation, our Honolulu animal attack attorneys can investigate the incident, build your case, and represent you in court. We have guided hundreds of clients to successful legal solutions, and we are passionate about using effective legal strategies to meet our clients’ needs. Call our office today at (808) 518-2120 to learn how we can help.
Who May Be Liable in an Animal Attack Injury Claim?
If you are bitten by a dog or other animal, it is important to pursue compensation for your injuries. Animal attacks can cause lacerations, contusions, abrasions, and in some cases, diseases and infections. Furthermore, if you fall or trip while trying to avoid an animal attack, you could suffer broken bones, fractures, head trauma, and other serious injuries that require medical attention.
Who may be held liable for an animal attack?
• Pet owners
• Animal keepers
• Parents of minor pet owners
• Property owners
The people in control of the animal have a responsibility to ensure the safety of others. Even if the dog or other animal displayed no previous signs of aggression, you can sue for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. After an animal attack, you may need to get a tetanus shot, as well as bandages and stitches. Emotional trauma and fear of animals can also result from a serious incident, and this can cause depression and anxiety disorders.
What to Do After an Attack
If you are attacked while walking on a path or while visiting a friend’s house, it is important to document the scene. Take pictures of your injuries, get the contact information of witnesses, and write down all the details you know about the incident. Evidence is necessary to prove the liability of the responsible party. You can also request information of previous aggressive incidents involving the dog or animal. If the owner knew of the aggressive tendencies of the animal, and negligently failed to act to protect you, you can file a lawsuit and pursue compensation.
Contact Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner Today for Diligent Legal Assistance
At Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner, we provide compassionate representation to victims of dog bites and other animal attacks. Our Honolulu animal attack lawyers can investigate the incident to determine who is responsible, and help you file the paperwork in court. We can also gather evidence to build your case, and tenaciously represent you in court as you seek the financial settlement you deserve. With more than 45 years of experience, our team can guide you through the Hawaii legal system.