A dog that has never once harmed you can suddenly become aggressive and injure you, or worse, kill you. Therefore, if you are a victim of this in Kentucky, you need to be aware of your legal rights and what you are liable for. A personal injury attorney can be of further assistance when you are pursuing a claim for the damages you have endured.
It is important to know that Kentucky is considered a strict liability state. This means that the dog owner is liable for any injuries or damages caused by their dog. Favor goes toward those injured by dog bites. In addition, state law allows others to kill any dog seen attacking a person.
State law covers injuries caused to people and animals. A Kentucky dog owner is held liable for any dog bites that their dog causes to others. The state of Kentucky no longer operates under joint and several liability. Joint liability would mean that both parties are responsible for the attack. Several liability would mean that the parties are proportionately responsible of their part in causing the attack.
Contacting a Kentucky Dog Bite Attorney after an Attack
If you are a victim of a dog bite, contact an attorney at the law firm of Gray & White. They are highly knowledgeable of Kentucky dog bite laws and have handled many cases. They may be able to file a personal injury claim on your behalf. Contact them today at (502) 210-8942.