We love dogs, however, sometimes dogs attack. Dog bite cases are civil personal injury cases. Each dog bite case is different, especially in the context of liability and damages. Given that fact, much depends on the strategy that an injured claimant or their attorneys take. Without an attorney representing the claimant, attempts to obtain a satisfactory disposition are going to take longer, and the likelihood of a satisfactory disposition decrease drastically.
The Statute of Limitations:
Kentucky law allows an injured claimant one year from the date of an accident to file a personal injury lawsuit. If we’re retained to represent you in a dog bite case, that doesn’t mean that we’re going to let your file sit around for a year before filing suit. We want to try and resolve your claim as efficiently and expeditiously as possible. In those interests, we would have considerable communication with the opposing insurance company in trying to resolve your dog bite claim. If it doesn’t look like the claim will be resolved in a year, that’s when we’ll file a lawsuit to force resolution.
We Don’t Wait Until the Eleventh Hour:
We can file a personal injury lawsuit anytime within the statutory one year time limit. We’re not going to wait until the eleventh hour of the 364th day though. It’s far better practice to protect the statute of limitations long before it expires. If it does expire before you file your lawsuit, it’s highly likely that you’ll be forever barred from seeking compensation for your injuries.
Contact a Louisville Dog Bite Lawyer:
If you or your child were injured in a dog bite attack, obtain medical attention right away. Then, call us, and we can arrange for a free consultation and case evaluation. You will be connected directly with one of our Louisville Dog Bite Lawyers.