Qualifying a Dog Bite Injury
Call Hepworth Holzer today if you or a loved one was attacked by an animal. We will discuss with you how our attorneys handle qualifying a dog bite injury and let you know if you have a viable case. We offer free consultations to injured residents.
How do I know if I have a qualified dog bite case?
The law around dog bites in Idaho is pretty straightforward. We don’t have some of the standards that are applied in other states. We actually have a case in Idaho where our supreme court said that it’s just not true that a dog gets one free bite. It used to be that a dog could bite somebody and there would be no liability or responsibility on the owner unless the dog bit somebody a second time; at that point, because of the first bite, responsibility would attach because they knew that the dog had a propensity to bite.
As members of this firm and members of the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association, we went to our legislature and helped change that law, and that law is now no longer applicable. There is liability for an owner who allows a dog to bite, no matter what, in Idaho. Making sure that you get full compensation in that setting is important because now insurance companies are trying to use other tricks and tactics to limit or reduce the amount of damages that one can recover from a dog bite and limit what you get and limit your full and fair compensation.
Dog bite cases are relatively simple on the liability side, but they remain complex and much more appropriately dealt with by an attorney on the damages side. Give us a call and we can talk to you about your situation, and you can decide what makes the most sense for you moving forward with your Idaho dog bite case.
Were you bitten by a dog in Boise and have questions about qualifying a dog bite injury? Contact our experienced Boise Dog Bite Lawyers at Hepworth Holzer today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
We are committed to helping individuals and families throughout Idaho navigate the world of personal injury litigation as quickly and efficiently as possible. Let us get results for you and your family.
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