Dog Bites And Other Animal Attacks
Dogs can be wonderful pets, but they are also dangerous animals. Even dogs that seem very tame for years can fall back on their aggressive instincts with little or no warning under the right circumstances, and the resulting injuries can be painful, traumatic and disfiguring.
Fortunately for animal attack victims, Kentucky law places strict dog owner liability on pet owners. While some states allow an animal to get one “free bite” before the owner is expected to recognize that his pet poses a danger to others, Kentucky law holds the pet owner accountable for every attack, even by animals with no prior history of violence.
The personal injury attorneys at Michael L. Hawkins & Associates, P.L.L.C., are committed to helping the victims of animal bites and other animal attacks get fair compensation for their injuries. Whether the animal that attacked you belongs to a stranger or your next-door neighbor, we can help you seek legal remedies to pay for your medical bills and prevent the next attack.
Some Dogs Are More Dangerous Than Others
Any dog can attack a person unexpectedly — even very young dogs and small breeds. But the dogs most likely to cause significant injury are larger, more powerful dogs belonging to the various “service breeds” that have been bred for specific work tasks: These include pit bull terriers, Rottweilers, German shepherds and dogs of similar size. These breeds have been raised for demanding jobs as guard dogs, hunters, police dogs and similar tasks. If this power is unleashed on an unsuspecting victim, the results can be devastating.
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