Dog Bite

What should I do if someone's animal bites me or my pet?

We often hear questions like, “Can you sue if you get bitten by a dog?” or Who is liable for a dog bite? If you have questions about your animal bite injury we have answers. You can call us for answers and information or you can look through our very helpful resource on how to handle animal-bite or dog-bite injuries. 

What is the fine for a dog bite?

How much money can you get for a dog bite?

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You can also get answers about dog bites and animal attacks from our animal bite FAQ below.

Frequently Asked Questions About Dog Bite


Does insurance pay for a dog bite injury? Insurance pays for a dog bite injury if the bite is covered by the insurance policy.  In Kentucky, some insurers exclude dog bites in their policy. A lawyer can read the policy and evaluate whether or not insurance will cover a dog bite in Kentucky.  There are …
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How much do insurance companies pay for dog bites? Insurance companies pay varying amounts for dog bites.  The most relevant information is the policy limits. Homeowners insurance usually pays for dog bites up to the policy limits.  This can be $100,000.00 up to seven figures. In Kentucky, I’ve seen $300,000.00 up to $1,000,000. As a …
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Do you sue in small claims court for a dog bite? You can sue in small claims for a dog bite.  In Kentucky, your damages must be limited to file a small claims case.  This is usually $2,500.00 to $5,000.00. The rules of evidence are relaxed in a small claims court, but the tradeoff is …
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Can I sue my neighbor for a dog bite? You can sue your neighbor for a dog bite if the bite injures you.  First call the police and animal control. You will need to seek medical treatment to document your claim.  Pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages, loss of future, income, and emotional trauma …
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How bad does a dog bite have to be to sue? How long do I have to bring my case?  There is no timeframe in which you have to report a dog bite, but the Statute of Limitations on a Kentucky dog bite case is one year from the date of the bite.  This statute …
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Do I need a lawyer for a dog bite? You don’t technically need a lawyer for a dog bite case, but it is a very good idea to get one. A lawyer can advise you as to the value of a case and negotiate a settlement on your behalf.  If the other side won’t pay …
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