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Louisville Aggressive Breed Dog Bite Lawyers

If you, your child, or a member of your family has been bitten by a dog, you may be forced to seek medical attention immediately. Medical care, and especially emergency care can be costly, and the impact of a serious dog attack can last long after the incident. That’s why the attorneys at Sampson Law Firm continue to fight for the rights of injured people in Louisville. We believe that you should not have to pay for injuries caused by someone else’s pet, and we will work tirelessly to hold the owner accountable for the attack.

While any dog could potentially bite a person under specific circumstances, such as if the animal feels cornered or threatened, the statistics show that certain breeds may be more prone to aggressive acts than others. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than four million people are bitten by dogs each year, and what is worse is that nearly half of them are children. Pet owners have a responsibility to know their pet, be aware of the dangers of potentially aggressive breeds, and keep the dog behind a fence or on a leash at all times to prevent a harmful or potentially fatal attack. If they fail to do so and you are hurt here in Kentucky, the team at Sampson Law Firm could help you. Contact our Louisville aggressive breed dog bite lawyers at (502) 584-5050, fill out a contact form on our site, or chat with us live to schedule a consultation today.

Why Choose Us?

Since 1997, the dog bite attorneys of Sampson Law Firm have served the Louisville community with distinction. We have successfully recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our injured clients, helping them rebuild their lives and move on after a serious injury. Our knowledge and experience give us an advantage in and out of the courtroom. When it comes to dog bites, we know how to build a strong and persuasive argument for you to help make sure you get the compensation that you deserve. Don’t wait until it is too late to file your dog bite claim, contact Sampson Law Firm now.

Aggressive Dog Breeds

While some dog owners may argue that their particular dog is not aggressive and would never harm a human, the facts simply show that some breeds may be more inclined to aggression than others. From 1982-2014, statistics showed the following breeds bit more humans than others:

  • Pit-bulls and Pit-bull mixes
  • German Shepherds
  • Rottweilers
  • Akitas
  • Chow-Chows
  • Huskies
  • Boxers
  • Doberman Pinschers
  • Bull Mastiffs

This does not imply that every dog of a particular breed listed above is aggressive or will eventually attack, but it does show that certain breeds may be more likely to attack than others. Owners of these breeds should be aware of these tendencies and should take extra precautions to secure their pet and always remain vigilant when the dog is around others, especially children.

Frequently Asked Questions About Dog Bites

Victims of dog bites often do not know what action they should take following an attack. Often, the animal’s owner is a family member, a friend, or a neighbor, and this often makes taking legal action seem more daunting. We understand your concerns and know that you still need assistance paying your medical bills and other expenses, so action must be taken. We are here to help explain your legal options and help you figure out the best course of action. Call us at (502) 584-5050 to discuss the specifics of your case, and read a few of the frequently asked questions below:

How do I know if I have a claim?

Kentucky’s laws are quite favorable for victims of dog bites. If a dog bites you and it was not being teased or provoked, and if you were not trespassing on the property, you may have a valid dog-bite claim. It is crucial that you talk to an attorney who has experience with these specific types of cases to get a true evaluation of your case and what type of compensation you may be owed.

What type of compensation is usually available?

If an aggressive dog bit you and caused you harm, you may be eligible to pursue compensation for the costs of medical treatment as well as other damages. These often include wages missed from time away from work, property replacement. Dog attacks can be vicious and quite terrifying, so the court may decide to award additional compensation for your pain, suffering, and emotional anguish.

I was bitten by a friend’s dog, and I don’t want to cause my friend harm by suing them. What should I do?

A majority of dog bites happen to people who know the dog, either through family or friends. This often presents a dilemma for the victim who desperately needs compensation for their injuries, but does not want to financially harm the pet’s owner. Fortunately, these claims often are paid by the pet owner’s homeowner’s insurance policy, so there is minimal financial impact to the owner themselves. You should not be forced to shoulder the financial burden that an attack can cause, so consult with your attorney to discuss your options today.

How We Can Help

When you contact Sampson Law Firm, you know that your case will be handled by an experienced, compassionate attorney with a strong record of successful verdicts and settlements. You need the best on your side, and we aim to deliver the results that you and your family deserve. Take a look at our previous results to see some of our multi-million dollar verdicts on behalf of our clients here in Kentucky, and contact us to see how we can help you.

We understand the specifics of dog bite claims, and we are ready to help you get the compensation that you need to move on from this devastating event. Contact a member of our team today to schedule a confidential consultation to discuss your rights. We are ready to help you, so call us at (502) 584-5050, fill out our online contact form, or chat with us live on our website today.