Humanity’s relationship with “man’s best friend” has not been without the occasional betrayal every now and then. Many people do not realize that they are responsible for the actions of their pets, so if their dog decides to attack someone, they could be held liable for their injuries. Many people are unaware that dog attacks are covered by law under the premises liability doctrine, and that a potentially dangerous pet is a serious hazard. If you have fallen victim to one of these attacks, you could be eligible to receive compensation.
At Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner, our Hawaii personal injury lawyers take pride in standing up for the rights of dog bite victims, and have obtained a substantial record of success and client satisfaction. With over 100 years of experience and numerous victories with millions of dollars recovered, we have the experience you need on your side to obtain compensation after you are injured. We are proud to have developed a reputation as one of the leading personal injury firms in the state of Hawaii, having handled thousands of cases.
Consequences of a Dog Bite
Dog bites can have extensive consequences beyond the pain and damage of the initial injury. Your attorney can help you determine if you too have experienced any of these additional dog bite impacts:
• Scars and disfigurement
• Emotional impact of disfigurement
• Post-traumatic stress disorder
• Fear of dogs or the outdoors
• Pain and suffering
When you suffer from a dog bite, you could receive compensation for these consequences, and more!
Not Just Dogs
While dog attacks are the most common domestic animal injury case, bite injuries can be caused by other pets as well. Other household pets that have been known to cause injuries can include cats, mice, rats, livestock (cattle, chickens, etc.), and even geese that take up residence on a property.