NEBRASKA DOG BITE ATTORNEYS
In the United States, 800,000 victims seek medical care for dog bites annually, and approximately half of these victims are children. Thousands of dog attacks could be prevented each year if owners acted responsibly and took necessary measures to prevent harm to the public.
Under Nebraska’s strict liability law, negligent dog owners are liable for any damages caused by their pets biting, scratching, or knocking down any person who is not trespassing on the property on which they were attacked. If you were injured in a dog attack, do not wait to discuss your legal options with an experienced personal injury attorney.
If you or your child was harmed in a dog attack, learn about your rights by calling The Robert Pahlke Law Group at 308-633-4444!
NEBRASKA’S DANGEROUS DOG STATUTE
The state imposes increased responsibility and restrictions for owners of dangerous dogs. A dangerous dog is defined as a dog that is, according to animal control authority records, known to have done any of the following:
- Killed a person
- Inflicted injury on a person which required medical care
- Killed a domestic animal without being provoked
- Previously have been determined to be a potentially dangerous dog and then causes injury to a person that does not require medical care, harms a domestic animal, or threatens the safety of people or domestic animals
The owner of a dog that is classified as dangerous has added responsibilities under the statute. A dangerous dog owner must fulfill the following requirements:
- The dog must micro-chipped within 30 days of being classified as dangerous.
- The dog must be spayed or neutered to help reduce aggression.
- The dog cannot go off the owner’s property unless it is securely restrained by a leash or chain.
- The dog cannot be transported to another city, village, or county, unless the owner is permanently relocating and has written permission from the county’s animal control authority.
- The dog must be properly confined to protect the public.
- The dog must be humanely and securely confined indoors or in a securely locked and enclosed structure or pen when the owner is not home to attend it. The structure or pen must be designed to prevent the dog from escaping and the entry of young children.
HELP FOR DOG BITE VICTIMS
At The Robert Pahlke Law Group, we believe that victims of dog attacks deserve full compensation for their injuries and losses. Our firm can assess the factors of the attack to determine the dog owner’s liability and assist you in filing a personal injury claim or lawsuit. We understand the impact that a dog bite can have upon a victim and their family, which is why our firm fights for justice. If you or your child was harmed because of the negligence of a dog owner, contact our firm to learn about your rights and options to pursue compensation.