Dog Bite

Dog Bite Lawyer

Hurst & Hurst has successfully handled claims on behalf of dog bite victims in Kentucky. Both through negotiations with the animal owner’s insurance company or through litigation. We understand the statutes enacted to protect the rights of dog bite victims. As well as knowing that acting quickly following a dog bite is vital to protect your rights. An immediate investigation can help establish liability for the bite and determine whether insurance coverage applies.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a dog attack, it is important to contact an attorney immediately. If you need advice regarding a dog bite or other personal injury, including car accidents, wrongful death or other situations, please contact one of the attorneys at Hurst & Hurst at (859) 209-2101.

What Can I Do If I Have Been Injured By A Dog?
Kentucky law is very favorable towards the victims of dog attacks. Kentucky Revised Statute 258.235(4) places strict liability on the owner of the dog for any injuries sustained as a result of being attacked by a dog. There is no such thing as a free bite in Kentucky. Whether you can actually receive compensation is going to depend more upon the person who owned the dog than it does anything else. If the dog owner has homeowner’s insurance, then that policy will generally cover injuries caused by dog attacks. If the owner of the dog rents their home, you may be able to recover damages from the landlord's insurance policy on the property, depending on the circumstances. If there is no insurance involved, you may be left to try to recover damages directly from the dog owner. This can be difficult, but we can help. If you have been injured by a dog, you should speak to a Personal Injury Attorney who can assist you. A dog bite lawyer can help to determine if insurance coverage will be available or if the owner of the dog that attacked you would be financially able to compensate you for your injuries.
What Kind Of Injuries Can You Get From Being Attacked By A Dog?
The injuries from being bitten or attacked by a dog can vary wildly. In some attacks, your entire medical treatment will consist of rubbing alcohol and a small bandage. In these cases, you probably aren’t going to be filing a lawsuit. However, serious dog attacks generally involve bites that cause severe puncture wounds and often involve torn flesh. Dog attacks can result in the victim being knocked to the ground or injured while trying to escape the attack. This can cause additional injuries such as fractures and torn ligaments. In some horrible cases, the victims are left permanently disfigured and may even lose their lives.
What Should I Do If I Am Attacked By A Dog?
As with all serious injuries, your first priority is to seek medical care. If you are in a position to do so, try to take pictures of the scene including your injuries and the dog. If the owner of the dog is present notify them that you have been attacked by their dog. If you are not familiar with the owner of the dog, try to find out who owns the dog and how to contact them. As soon as you have an opportunity, write down everything you can remember about the incident. These notes will be very useful when you speak to a Personal Injury Attorney about bringing a claim against the owner of the dog.

How Hurst & Hurst Help Dog Bite Victims


The attorneys at Hurst & Hurst can help determine if you have a viable claim and help you determine if the potential Defendant has insurance or is in a financial position to be able to compensate you for your injuries. If we agree that you have a good claim, we can assist in negotiating a settlement or bringing a lawsuit on your behalf. In Personal Injury Cases, we work off of a contingent fee. This means you do not have to pay us anything up front, our fee is earned as a percentage of what you are paid. If we don’t settle your case or win at trial, then you owe us nothing.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a dog attack, or has sustained other injuries, such as in a car wreck or due to a slip and fall, please contact at Hurst & Hurst at (859) 209-2101  to speak to an attorney.