Animal Bites

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

We often hear “How much can I sue for a dog bite?”
Most dog-bite disputes never get to court, in many states, you can sue for up to $10,000 in small claims court.

Who is liable for a dog bite?
Owner strictly liable if they intentionally, knowingly, and willfully let their dog “run at large” at the time of the bite. Otherwise, the victim may sue under a negligence claim. Strict liability for dangerous dogs,” defined as a dog that: has killed or severely injured a person without being provoked.

After having experienced an attack by an animal you may have questions that need urgent answers or you may just want to better understand your options and your situation. Having a professional on your side to help you walk through the process can make things happen much more smoothly.

If you have a question about a dog or animal bite that you need answers to now, give us a call at 502-444-HURT (4878)

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Animal Bites


“How much money can I get for a dog bite?” There is no limit to the amount of money you can get for a dog bite.   Your case will be valued based on: 1) the nature of the attack 2) the breed of dog that bit you 3) the damages you sustained as a […]

“What happens if I am bitten by a dog?” When a dog bites you in Kentucky you are likely to suffer injury as a result of the bite. You may eventually suffer an unsightly scar. If a dog bites you it is important to take these steps after you safe and your wounds are treated. […]

Being bitten by a dog can be a very scary experience but if you contact an experienced dog bite lawyer these steps can be much easier and help you manage the associated costs of any damages that are resultant from the attack. What happens if I am bitten by a dog in Kentucky? When a dog bites you […]

The Louisville Animal Ordinances defines an “ATTACK” as an unprovoked attack in an aggressive manner on a human that causes a scratch, abrasion, or bruising, or on a domestic pet or livestock that causes death or injury, and a “SEVERE ATTACK” as an unprovoked attack in an aggressive manner upon a human in which the […]

Even the nicest dog can have a bad day or make a serious mistake. Fortunately in the state of Kentucky it is the responsibility of the dog owner to make sure you and your loved ones are safe from dog attacks and dog bite injuries. So if you have been bitten or know someone who […]