Injured by a Dog
Dogs are an important part of people's lives, but dog attacks can be vicious and they often leave lasting scars. Utah follows a legal rule called "strict liability" for victims of dog attacks.
The Utah statute that governs this rule states, "Every person owning or keeping a dog is liable in damages for injury committed by the dog . . . " Utah Code Ann. 18-1-1. It does not matter if the owner knew that the dog had a vicious or violent propensity, it is enough that the dog attacked a person.
You Can Sue for Injuries Caused by a Dog Attack
Dog bites and dog attacks leave physical and emotional scars. People who have been bitten by a dog are often scared and they frequently have symptoms of PTSD.
In addition, many people have scars and other injuries that are permanent. If you have been injured in a dog attack, you deserve to get fair compensation. That means you should get paid for your medical expenses, time missed from work, and your pain and suffering.
Insurance companies will try to minimize the extent of your injuries to avoid paying you fair compensation. They may even try their very best to talk you out of hiring a lawyer.
Leave it to Schriever!
You should hire the Schriever Law Firm to help you with your dog bite attack because you will need an aggressive and experienced advocate to help you build your case.
One of the concerns many people have is that they don't want to get their neighbor (the dog's owner) in trouble. You should not worry about that. First of all, that rarely happens. Most of the time we are able to work the case out with the insurance company without much involvement from the dog owner. Secondly, you deserve a fair shot to be paid for the injuries you sustained.
If you have gone to the step of looking for a lawyer online, that means you have an injury that is significant. Whether your injury involved an attack so vicious that it resulted in significant disfigurement or whether you were attacked by a small dog, we can help you fight the insurance company and win!