Were You Bitten by a Dog in Topeka?
Establish Liability with Help from Our Personal Injury Attorney
Dog bites are nothing at which to laugh. Their resulting injuries can be
extremely serious and in some cases, fatal. If you or your child has been
attacked and bitten by a dog, it is crucially important that the owner
be held accountable. The failure to do so not only leaves you on the hook
for medical bills and lost wages, it also leaves the door open for other
individuals to be victimized down the road.
Call our firm
to receive trusted legal counsel.
Who is responsible to pay for my dog bite injury?
If you've been bitten by the dog of a friend or neighbor, you may be
hesitant to press charges for fear of causing them financial strain. In
the vast majority of cases, any dog bite that occurs on the owner's
property will be paid out through their homeowner's insurance policy.
They will not be paying for the injury out of pocket. The same is true
for dog bites that occur in a car. In this instance, the owner's auto
policy would cover the medical expenses. In the state of Kansas, dog bite
victims must be able to demonstrate that the dog had a known propensity
to bite people or that the owner was negligent in restraining their dog.
A dog's propensity towards violence can be established by considering:
- Size and breed
- Behavioral history
- Training (is it used as a guard dog?)
- Treatment of other animals
- Past complaints
- Frequency of confinement
- Use of a muzzle
- "Beware of Dog" signs
To learn whether your dog bite is legally actionable, consult with Roger
Fincher, Attorney at Law. With over 20 years of experience, we've
helped thousands of clients receive compensation for their personal injury
Topeka personal injury lawyer works on a contingency fee basis which means we will not charge you anything
unless we secure compensation on your behalf.
Call today to schedule your
complimentary case evaluation.