Ogden Dog Bite Lawyers
Dog Owners Can Be Held Liable for Their Animals’ Actions
Were you attacked by an aggressive dog and suffered a serious injury for
it? Were you also left traumatized by the attack and now have a fear of
all dogs? It sounds like you should be filing a dog bite lawsuit against
that dog’s owner to help you find compensation and a sense of closure,
which could help you move on.
Lowe Law Group has a team of Ogden dog bite attorneys who can help you
explore your legal options after suffering from an animal attack. We are
backed by extensive legal experience that allows us to manage all types
of cases, from the straightforward to the complex.
Trust your Ogden dog bite claim to our team. Dial
(801) 797-3444 now.
Utah Dog Bite Law
Under U.C.A. 1953 Section 18-1-1, the law states that anyone who owns or
keeps a dog can be held liable for any injuries that the dog causes to
others. Whether or not the dog owner knew the animal would or could act
aggressively in the situation is irrelevant. Utah uses a strict liability
law, so the owner can almost always be held liable for the harm their
dog causes, even if that harm is not caused by a bite.
Damages Available in a Dog Bite Claim
The value of your dog bite claim will be based on the total of the damages
you have incurred or suffered because of the dog attack. Our Ogden dog
bite lawyers are here to help maximize the value of your case, so you
don’t risk leaving any compensation behind or unclaimed.
You could be compensated for:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Permanent scarring
- Vet bills if your pet was attacked
- Pain and suffering
- Trauma-related damage
Do Dogs Have the Right to Defend Themselves & Others?
A common defense to dog bite claims is that the dog was defending itself
or its owner from provocation or physical abuse. In other words, if you
were hurting the dog and not out of self-defense when you were bitten,
then your dog bite claim might not get far.
Utah uses a modified comparative negligence rule for civil injury claims,
which means you cannot recover any damages if you are at least 50% at
fault for your own injuries. A court could decide that you were 50% liable
for the dog attack because you provoked or hurt the animal until it retaliated.
If this happens, then your case will fail. It is important to always be
honest and upfront with your dog bite attorney, so they can tell you early
on if they think your claim is worth pursuing based on the preliminary
facts of what happened.
Call Our Firm to Learn More About Dog Bite Claims
Our Ogden dog bite attorneys can help you file and manage a dog bite claim
against a neighbor, stranger, or even a friend or family member. When
the defendant is someone you know, we always tread carefully to move the
case forward in your favor without destroying your relationship with that
person. Utah does not require a dog to be put down if it bites someone,
so we can even try to assuage any worries you might have about the dog
being put to sleep when you would prefer it only go through a behavioral
training program. The bottom line is that we are here to help you pursue
compensation and find moral support when you need it.
Contact us today about your
dog bite-premises liability case.