Dog Bites in Nebraska
The Responsibility of Dog Owners
In the state of Nebraska, the dog owner is strictly liable when his or her dog bites someone. It is important to obtain experienced legal representation when you or your loved one has suffered a dog bite, in order to file a claim hold the owner responsible and pursue compensation for medical bills, loss of wages, pain and suffering, and scarring. The attorneys at Harris Law Offices have assisted many clients in dog bite cases.
Contact our offices in Lincoln at 402-817-0148 or 888-339-7938 to speak with a knowledgeable attorney about your dog bite incident. We work on a contingency fee basis – we don’t collect attorneys’ fees unless we obtain compensation for you.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4.7 million Americans are bitten by dogs each year. Of those bites, about 800,000 result in serious injuries that require medical attention. Whether you were working, jogging or at a party when you were bitten, you deserve to file a claim seeking compensation for your injuries. We are here to aggressively fight for you.
Common Myths About Dog Bite Claims
There are some common myths that we hear frequently. Many people think that in order to file a lawsuit for a dog bite injury, it must be the second time the dog has bitten you or that the dog must have a history of vicious behavior. In Nebraska, this is not true. Nebraska law holds that it doesn’t matter what the dog owner knew, they are strictly liable for any injuries that their dog causes as long as the dog bite victim was not trespassing or intentionally provoking the dog.
Contact Us to Take Legal Action
Talk to a lawyer about your options. We will discuss how you can take legal action after a dog bite. Contact our Lincoln law office at 402-817-0148 or 888-339-7938 or provide us with more information about your case by completing our online form.