If you have been injured by a dog, or you have suffered as the result of a dog's behavior, a dog bite lawyer at Tawwater Law Firm in Oklahoma City, OK, can help you hold the owner accountable. Dog bite laws vary from state to state, so it is essential than you work with an attorney who is experienced and understands your state’s particular laws. In most cases, a dog owner’s homeowner’s or renter’s insurance will cover medical expenses and financial losses as the result of a dog bite. If you were a victim of a dog bite or attack, contact our law firm today to schedule a consultation. We can help you determine whether your case is worth pursuing.
Oklahoma’s statutes regarding dog bites are different when compared with laws in other states. Oklahoma law states that a dog’s owner may be held liable if his or her dog bites or injures a person who did nothing to provoke the dog and who was not trespassing. Dog bite victims can also pursue a negligence case against a dog owner who was negligent in the handling or control of the dog, which caused injury to others.
The state of Oklahoma also enforces a strict liability law. Strict liability dog bite laws hold the owner liable for any personal injuries the dog inflicts, even if the dog has never previously acted aggressively. For example, if the dog jumps on someone, causing injury, the victim can hold the owner responsible, even if a similar situation had never occurred before. Many other states instead opt for the “one bite” rule. This rule does not hold the dog owner liable until the second time a dog bites someone or shows aggression.
Personal injury lawsuits seek to recover monetary compensation to cover expenses such as medical expenses or financial losses, in addition to pain and suffering. You should consider seeking restitution for a dog bite or attack if you suffered severe injuries that required medical attention and resulted in expensive medical bills, or you suffered significant financial losses as a result of a dog attack.
Our skilled attorneys can help you determine whether your case is worth pursuing and will ensure it is filed within the appropriate time frame.
All states impose a statute of limitations, or a deadline for filing a lawsuit. In Oklahoma, the statute of limitations on personal injury cases is two years. This deadline is typically two years from the date the injury occurred. Lawsuits filed beyond the statute of limitations will not be heard or tried in court. It is vital to work with an experienced personal injury attorney from the start. Our skilled attorneys can help you determine whether your case is worth pursuing and will ensure it is filed within the appropriate time frame.
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury or significant financial losses due to a dog bite, contact the Tawwater Law Firm today to schedule a free consultation. We can help you focus on recovery while we fight for your rights.