Fayetteville, Arkansas Dog Bite Lawyer
A dog attack is a harrowing experience. Unfortunately, most people whose dogs have attacked have also sustained a variety of serious injuries that they now have to cope with. That said, if you were assaulted by a vicious dog and you need an attorney who can help you fight for the full and fair compensation to which you are entitled, you’re in the right place. Contact a seasoned Arkansas dog bite lawyer from the Knapp Law Firm to learn more about what we can do for you.
Dog Bite Lawyer | Here for Clients in Arkansas
We know that a dog attack can be a traumatizing event. We also understand that after such an attack, victims often are overwhelmed and unsure of where to turn. That said, we at the Knapp Law Firm believe a compassionate, yet efficient approach is the best way to get our clients to a much better position in life. Speak with a knowledgeable Fayetteville, Arkansas personal injury lawyer from our legal team today so we can get started working on your case.
Dog Bite Laws in Arkansas
Arkansas has laws in place regarding dog attacks and the grounds on which a person may sue for injuries sustained in one. Essentially, Arkansas follows the “one-bite” rule, which means that as long as a person can prove that a dog has a propensity for violence, or that the dog has either attacked or menaced a person/pet in the past, you should qualify for compensation.
That said, you should also qualify for compensation if you can prove that you were attacked by the dog either while lawfully on private property or while on public property. You should note, however, that if the dog owner can prove that you were attacked either while trespassing on their property or that you provoked the attack in some way, such as by teasing the dog, you may no longer have a valid claim.
Proving Your Injury Claim
To prove your personal injury claim, we will work to uncover and present a wide range of evidence to demonstrate that you were attacked and injured by a dog due to no fault of your own. Some of the most valuable types of evidence when it comes to dog bite injury claims are as follows:
- Pictures of your injuries
- Documentation regarding the dog and/or a past history of violence
- Witness statements
- The dog owner’s contact information
- Medical documentation concerning your injuries
- Reports from neighbors or friends/family regarding past history of violence
- A copy of the police report filed at the scene
As long as we can satisfy the burden of proof in your personal injury claim, you should receive compensation to help you deal with the economic, as well as non-economic damages you’ve incurred as a result of the attack. These damages can include the following:
- The cost of medical treatment
- Pain and suffering
- The cost of lost wages
- The loss of enjoyment of life
- Emotional trauma
- Loss of consortium
- Scarring or disfigurement
Contact a Dog Bite Lawyer Today
The bottom line is that if you were attacked by a dog, you deserve a competent and aggressive legal advocate in your corner who can help you collect the financial compensation you need to get your life back on track. Contact a dog bite lawyer from the Knapp Law Firm today to schedule your free case evaluation with our dedicated personal injury law firm.