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Salt Lake City Dog Bite Attorney

Dog attacks can have potentially devastating consequences, and unfortunately, children are the most common victims. If you or a loved one were injured in a dog attack, a Salt Lake City dog bite attorney can help you seek compensation for medical bills and other damages.

When Should I Call a Salt Lake City Dog Bite Attorney? 

If you have been injured by a dog bite, the first and most important thing is to get medical attention. Then, call a Salt Lake City dog bite lawyer to discuss the details of the incident and determine the best course of action in your case.

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Christian West is an excellent attorney and I would highly recommend him. He researches the details of your case and takes the appropriate time to learn the situation. He has the skills and tenacity to take on any case and win.

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During our consultation, I was impressed with how much Christian cared about what I had to say. Most lawyers just see you as a business opportunity, but I felt that he was genuinely listening and passionate about his profession.

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Christian West was great, professional, and got the job done. I would refer him to my friends and family.

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Who is Responsible for Injuries from a Dog Bite?

Because Utah is a strict liability state, dog owners are liable for injuries caused by their animals. Under Utah law, dog owners can be held liable even if the dog previously showed no signs of aggression. However, there are some exceptions.

Provoking the Dog 

If the dog owner can prove that you provoked the dog and were more than 50% at fault for the incident, you may not be able to recover compensation.

If you were found to be less than 50% at fault, then you may still be able to recover some compensation for damages and injuries. However, the amount you recover will be reduced by your percentage of fault.

Trespassing 

If you were trespassing on someone’s property and bit by their dog, then you may not be able to make a claim. Property owners have less of a duty of care to those who are unlawfully on their property (trespassing) than those who were invited to their home.

Trespassing doesn’t automatically negate your claim. A Salt Lake City dog bite attorney can help determine whether you have a valid claim and guide you through the process of recovering compensation.

Call a Salt Lake City Dog Bite Attorney Near You 

Dog bite injuries can lead to costly medical bills, emotional trauma, time off work, and other damages. Recovering from serious bite injuries can take several weeks or months. Some injuries cause permanent disfigurement and scarring. Others require complex reconstructive surgery.

If you have been injured in a dog bite attack, contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. However, you only have a limited window of opportunity to file a claim, so don’t wait to contact a dog bite lawyer.

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I was injured — what happens next?

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Investigation

Collect all records and evidence regarding your case
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Demand For Settlement

The other party will either accept or reject the demand, or provide a counteroffer
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If they refuse to pay what you deserve, we’ll go to court
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Fact-finding and Discovery

Each party will compile and submit evidence to be used in the trial
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Mediation

Before trial, an informal proceeding will take place to see if both parties can come to an agreement
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Trial

If a settlement cannot be reached, we will fight for you in trial

FAQ

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Should I Get a Lawyer for a Dog Bite?
If you want to pursue compensation for your injuries, it's best to work with an experienced dog bite lawyer. Dog bite claims can be complex. To achieve the best outcome in your case, you need the expertise and help of a lawyer experienced in Utah's dog bite laws.
Can I Sue After a Dog Bite?
When a person is injured by a dog bite, typically, the dog owner's homeowner's insurance policy will cover the cost of medical care. Damages may also be covered by pet owner's insurance, tenant/landlord insurance, or another insurance policy. If the dog owner does not have insurance or the insurance company will not cover the cost of your injuries, you may be able to sue the dog owner.
What Questions Should I Ask A Salt Lake City Dog Bite Attorney?
There are several questions that you should ask a dog bite attorney, such as: How much experience do you have with dog bite cases? What is your track record for dog bite cases? What compensation can I collect? You may have questions of your own that you want to ask your attorney. Be sure to write them down and ask them when interviewing attorneys.

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