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Dog Bite Lawyer in Topeka

Working to Recover the Compensation You Deserve

They may be man’s best friend, but friendly canines can quickly become vicious animals with hardly any warning. Dog bites, no matter how serious, can warrant compensation if they occur under certain circumstances. At Roger Fincher Attorney at Law, the goal of our Topeka dog bite lawyer is to assess the specifics of your injury and determine the most effective way to pursue justice.

Many dog bite victims hesitate to seek legal representation because they feel that their case is too trivial. Our law firm knows differently. Negligent owners should be held accountable for the behavior of their pets, and that is where our legal team comes in. While you recover, our personal injury attorney will work tirelessly in an effort to achieve the outcome you need.

Use our online case evaluation form or call (785) 222-4066 to schedule your free consultation!

Owner Liability under the One Bite Rule

Over 100 years ago, Kansas adopted the “one bite rule” for dog bite incidents. This means that an owner is liable for injuries caused by their dog only if the owner knew or had reason to know that their dog was dangerous. Given the fact that this law is far from black and white, it can be difficult to successfully pin liability on the owner without tangible evidence.

Factors that can indicate a dog’s dangerousness include:

  • Previous bites
  • Jumping on people
  • Threatening people
  • Barking at strangers
  • Complaints about the dog
  • Fighting with other dogs

The more conclusively you prove that the owner should have known that the dog was capable of biting, the better your chances of recovering compensation for your injuries. Compensation can cover the cost of medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Take Action with a Personal Injury Lawyer

While certain breeds have a greater reputation for biting people, seemingly friendly dogs are not exempt from causing harm. Whether you were bitten by a pit bull or a golden retriever, it is imperative that you seek legal counsel before it is too late. Kansas gives victims two years to file a claim and this time can pass quickly.

Our firm is grounded in more than 25 years of experience and we move swiftly on behalf of our clients. Get in touch with our Topeka dog bite attorney today for representation throughout the area!

Call (785) 222-4066 or submit an online contact form to get started.

Our Clients' Victories

  • Settled Claim Against Cow Owner
  • Obtained Settlement For Client
  • Settled Case For Attempted Molestation
  • Substantial Settlement Against Insurance
  • Obtained Significant Verdict for Hurt Client Premises Liability Claim

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  • Friendly and caring from the outset, Roger and his staff approached my lawsuit with professionalism.

    “The role of the law firm is to get the best outcome for their client with a reasonable fee. Roger Fincher represented me and my interests to the best extent possible and achieved what I have concluded to be the best outcome possible. ”

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    “Great overall staff. Always in a good mood and thoughtful!!”

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  • I would highly recommend him to anyone who has suffered serious personal injuries!

    “Roger Fincher represented me during my case and did an outstanding job. I would highly recommend him to anyone who has suffered serious personal injuries!”

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