Recently a woman in Las Vegas was charged with having dangerous or vicious dogs and willfully neglecting or disregarding the safety of people or property. According to NRS 202.500, a dangerous dog is defined as a dog that without provocation, on two separate occasions within 18 months, behaved menacingly, to a degree that would lead a reasonable person to defend himself or herself against substantial bodily harm, when the dog was off the premises of its home or not confined in a suitable manner.
It is important to note that while this woman was charged criminally, you also have civil remedies if a dangerous dog has bitten you. In many instances you can recover the costs of your medical bills and pain and suffering through the dog owner’s homeowners insurance. At Thunder Law, not only do we have broad experience in dealing with dog bite cases, we also have experience in dealing with insurance companies to maximize your recovery. The insurance companies have multiple people whose entire job is to pay you as little as possible. If you have suffered from a dog bite, it is important that you consult with an attorney immediately to determine the extent of your rights as well as having an advocate fight for you on the front lines. At Thunder Law, we will assist you with obtaining medical care, dealing with insurance claims adjusters, and getting you the compensation you deserve. If you or anyone you know has suffered from a dog bite, contact Thunder Law at 702.706.3323. We are always on your side.
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