Dog owners have a duty to keep others safe around their dogs as dog bites can cause very serious injuries and may result in hospitalization or even death. If you or a loved one has been injured by a dog bite, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injury. The experienced Butte dog bite lawyer at Everett Cook Law can help you.
Why Choose Everett Cook Law For Your Case?
- At Everett Cook Law, our experienced Butte personal injury lawyers have decades of experience representing injured victims and getting them their due compensation.
- Our Butte dog bite attorney has the skill and experience to get a resolution for you whether through a negotiated settlement or going to court.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a dog bite incident, you should contact an experienced dog bite injury lawyer as soon as possible. You may be entitled to financial compensation, and we can help you get compensation for your damages. Call Everett Cook Law today at (406) 563-5005 to schedule a free consultation and assessment of your case.
Common Dog Bite Injuries
The severity of dog bite injuries depends on various factors including, the size and age of the victim, the size of the dog, the breed of the dog, the dog’s temperament, and the dog’s training. The court uses the Dunbar dog bite scale to determine the severity of a dog attack. According to this scale, dog bites can range from Level 1, which is aggressive behavior, and the dog’s teeth do not touch the victim, all the way to a Level 6, where the bite results in the death of the victim.
Common dog bite injuries include:
- Nerve damage
- And more
Liability of Dog Owners
Montana state law provides for the liability of owners of vicious dogs. Under Montana state law, a vicious dog is any dog that bites or attempts to bite a person without provocation, or which harasses, chases, bites, or attempts to bite any other animal.
Dog owners are liable for damages caused by a dog that without provocation bites a person while the person is on or in a public place. A dog owner is also liable for damages if their dog bites a person lawfully on or in a private place, including the property of the dog’s owner. A dog owner is liable whether or not the dog had previously been vicious, or the owner had knowledge of the dog’s viciousness.
The law specifically explains that a person is lawfully on a property when they are either an invitee or licensee on the property, or on the property to perform any duty imposed on them by state or federal laws, such as a postal or utility worker.
Get Help Today from a Knowledgeable Butte Dog Bite Lawyer
If you have suffered a dog bite injury, you should speak with a knowledgeable dog bite injury lawyer as soon as possible. Even if you were not lawfully present at the place where you were bitten by a dog, there may be other legal grounds to get financial compensation for your injury. If you have been injured by a dog, contact Everett Cook Law and one of our Butte dog bite attorneys will help you understand your rights and get the compensation you deserve. Contact us or call Everett Cook Law today at (406) 563-5005 to schedule a free consultation and assessment of your case.