Owning a dog can be a fun and rewarding experience that many Americans enjoy. While it's typically enjoyable to see a dog and pet them, sometimes dogs are unpredictable and can even be violent. In Nebraska, the law states that a dog owner is responsible for the dog's actions if their dog hurts another person.
At Copple, Rockey, McKeever & Schlecht P.C, L.L.O., our Nebraska injury attorneys have decades of experience helping the victims of dog bites and dog attacks. We understand the fear that you and your family are going through and know to quickly and efficiently get you the compensation you need to get the proper treatment. Contact us today to see how we can help you with your dog bite case. You can fill out the form on this page or call us at 402-371-4300.
Nebraska Dog Bite Laws
Nebraska laws state that a dog owner needs to take precautions not to let their dog injure or hurt another person. Dog owners are responsible for damages if their dog chases, injures, bites, wounds, or kills another person. The only exception to this law is if the injured person was trespassing. Because of this, our attorneys will work to find the facts of your case and that the dog bite or attack was not your fault.
There are additional rules and regulations that can apply to dog bite cases including whether the dog owner had previous knowledge of their dog's aggression or not. Our dog bite lawyers will help navigate all of these difficult laws and will draw on our experience to help you and your family.
Dog Bite Injuries
Certain dog breeds have so much strength and muscle that they can produce enough force to even cause death in an attack. However, regardless of the breed, all dogs are capable of inflicting injuries that can include the following:
- Puncture wounds
- Flesh wounds
- Loss of limb
In addition to the extensive medical care that will be required after a dog attack, the emotional trauma after the attack is undeniable. Oftentimes, dog bite victims develop a fear towards all dogs and can have a lot of anxiety because of this.
At Copple, Rockey, McKeever & Schlecht P.C, L.L.O., our dog bite attorneys understand what you and your family are going through. We will utilize expert testimonies and interview your medical workers to have a deep understanding of the care you will need, including your emotional care. Our team of hard-working and tenacious attorneys will put in the time necessary to get you the cash settlement or court-award that you need for your full recovery. Contact us today so we can review your case and see how we can help you. We have offices in Norfolk and Omaha so you can conveniently come in for a consultation or call us at 402-371-4300. We proudly serve injury victims from Omaha, Norfolk, Lincoln, and surrounding areas in Nebraska.