Representing Dog Bite Victims in Arkansas
When you need an Arkansas dog bite lawyer, Denton & Zachary, PLLC is here for you. You may receive financial compensation for a dog bite. Contact us today to see what you may receive in compensation.
At Denton & Zachary, PLLC, we specialize in cases that matter to individuals and families. We represent dog bite victims in Arkansas. How you go about pursuing a dog bite case impacts the compensation you receive.
Our lawyers are experienced in injury claims, and we go above and beyond to ensure you are compensated fairly. Contact us at 501-273-1695 to see how our representation works and begin today.
Can I Get Compensation for a Dog Bite in Arkansas?
Dog bite victims often ask us if they have a case for compensation. Arkansas law allows dog bite victims to claim compensation if the dog owner is at fault for allowing the bite to occur. In most cases, that requires a showing of negligence. There are many ways a dog owner may be negligent, including:
- Not taking sufficient safeguards when a dog shows vicious tendencies
- Failing to secure a dog on a leash
- Allowing a dog to run loose
- Training a dog to be vicious
- Inadequate protection of a fence
- Not taking the dog’s breed and personal history into account
Violating a law, like a dog leash law, is strong evidence of negligence.
Note: Dog laws are not the same throughout Arkansas. Each local government may make their own laws. Our lawyers are well-versed in Arkansas law, and we can explain the law that applies in your case.
Bringing a Dog Bite Injury Claim
A dog bite injury claim is the process for a victim to receive compensation for a dog bite injury. It’s up to the victim to initiate a claim for compensation. They must file detailed legal paperwork. They must prove the legal fault of the defendant.
For a victim, it can all seem overwhelming while you are recovering from injuries. The Denton & Zachary PLLC dog bite lawyers are here to represent you. We handle all aspects of the legal claim so that you are free to rest and recover from your injuries.
There’s no doubt that a dog bite can disrupt your life. Our lawyers can bring a dog bite claim on your behalf, handling the complex legal details in your best interests.
Dog bite injuries
A dog bite can produce serious injuries and complications. You may suffer from any of the following damages:
- Permanent scarring and disfigurement
- Broken bones
- Paralysis and neurological damage
- Pain and suffering
- Vision/eye injuries
- Secondary infection
- Physical pain
- Loss of a finger or other body part
- Mental health injuries
A dog attack can cause significant injuries. A victim deserves fair compensation for the losses that they have including the suffering associated with their injuries.
Representing Adult and Child Victims
Dog bites impact both adults and children. While some dog bites require minor treatment, others are life-changing and life-threatening. Our Arkansas dog bite lawyers represent both adults and children.
Because of their small size, child victims are likely to suffer from extreme injuries. They may have scars that remind them of their injuries in the years to come. Our lawyers understand the unique issues that are present when a claim involves a child. We work to ensure their medical care is covered and that their claim recognizes the long-term impact of their injuries.
What if the person responsible for the dog bite is a family member?
You may think that it would be nice to get compensation for a dog bite, but the dog owner is a family member. That shouldn’t stop you from pursuing your case. Many times, there is insurance available under homeowner’s insurance or another insurance policy, so it’s not the person themselves who pays damages. Our lawyers can help you evaluate the entire situation and explain your options.
If there’s a criminal case, is that enough?
It may be possible for a dog owner to face a misdemeanor criminal charge for allowing a dog bite to occur. As the victim, you may receive nominal restitution through the criminal case for initial medical bills.
However, the criminal case won’t compensate you for pain and suffering, which can be a significant part of your damages. Plus, there are key differences in the procedures involved in criminal and civil cases that may leave you without adequate compensation through a criminal case alone.
Contact us for a consultation to discuss the differences and how a civil case can help you get justice.
Why Choose Our Dog Bite Lawyers?
At Denton & Zachary, PLLC, we’re passionate about getting justice for victims. When a dog bite isn’t your fault, financial compensation can be a welcome recognition of your suffering. However, it can be complex to claim the payment you deserve. The other side isn’t going to volunteer to pay or make it easy. We’re experienced lawyers who fight aggressively until you have the compensation you deserve.
Reasons people choose our lawyers include:
- A law firm with the resources needed for your success. We have the technology, skills and resources network that you need to get results
- Determination to pursue your best interests. Whether your case is large or small, you deserve representation with your personal situation and best interests in mind
- Communication with you from start to finish. You know your attorneys, and your attorneys know you. That allows us to truly represent your interests and goals
- Knowledge of dog bite laws, including the local differences that exist in the State of Arkansas
- Use of legal procedure and evidence rules to your benefit
- Aggressive representation whether it is through settlement negotiations or presenting your case at trial
- Contingency fees and free consultations so you don’t have to worry about affording your lawyer
Our law firm uses contingency fees and free consultations. There’s no cost to meet with us and learn about your rights. When we represent you, you never receive a bill unless we succeed in securing compensation. You have nothing to lose, but you have a limited time to bring your case.
Contact us by calling 501-273-1695, or send us a message to begin your case today.