London Dog Bite Attorney
Dogs have powerful jaws that can inflict severe injuries on the human body. Unfortunately, there are times when residents in and around Laurel County sustain significant injuries as a result of a dog bite. At Couch and Fugate, our team is standing by to help when you need a London dog bite injury attorney by your side. We have a thorough understanding of Kentucky’s dog bite laws, and we have extensive experience handling complex injury claims. Our team will investigate your case, work with medical and economic experts to determine your total losses, and help secure full compensation on your behalf.
Why choose Couch and Fugate for this case?
- We focus on providing a client-centered approach to every case, which means we focus on the needs of each individual client, so we can accomplish their goals and meet their needs.
- The attorneys at Couch and Fugate have multiple locations located throughout eastern Kentucky, and we can even come to you, if necessary.
- We take London dog bite cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that our clients will not pay any legal fees until after we obtain the compensation they are entitled to.
How will an attorney help a dog bite claim?
An attorney will be a valuable asset when working to obtain compensation after a dog bite in Laurel County. A dog bite lawyer will have a thorough understanding of how Kentucky law handles these claims, and they can use their resources to:
- Ensure the client is fully evaluated by a trusted medical professional.
- Obtain all evidence needed to prove what happened to the client.
- Negotiate with appropriate parties, including homeowners insurance carriers, to reach a fair settlement for the client.
Dog bite laws in Kentucky
Kentucky operates under what is considered a “strict liability” dog bite law (Section 258.235 of Kentucky Revised Statutes). This means that a dog’s owner can be held responsible for any injury caused by their dog biting somebody else, regardless of whether or not the dog has ever bitten anybody before or shown a tendency to be aggressive.
Unlike other states that have strict liability dog bite laws, Kentucky’s law states that the dog owner can be held liable for other injuries caused by their pet as well. For example, if a dog jumps on a guest, knocks them down, and breaks their hip, the dog owner can be held liable for this non-bite injury as well.
Most common dog bite injuries
Unfortunately, injuries caused by a dog bite are often severe. Previous statistics provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have shown that approximately 800,000 people seek medical care each year due to dog bite injuries. Some of the most common types of injuries that our attorneys help clients with in these cases include:
- Severe lacerations or puncture wounds
- Amputated fingers
- Crushed bones
- Severed arteries, veins, muscles, tendons, and ligaments
- Massive blood loss
- Infections at the wound site
- Significant scarring and disfigurement
Call a London, Kentucky dog bite lawyer today
If you or somebody you care about has sustained an injury caused by a dog bite in Laurel County, Kentucky, turn to the team at Couch and Fugate for help with your case today. Our attorneys have a track record of success handling complex injury claims, and we are ready to help you secure full compensation for your losses. When you need a London dog bite injury attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by calling (606) 672-7300.