Sam Harding Law Firm

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Las Vegas Dog Bite Lawyers

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, nearly 2% of the U.S. population is bitten or attacked by a dog each year. This translates to nearly 5 million dog bite victims a year, most victims are children. In a 10 year period, the amount of dogs rose by 2%, while the amount of bites increased by 33%. About 1,000 dog bite victims arrive in hospital emergency rooms every day for treatment. Dog bite losses exceed $1 billion per year, with $345 million paid by homeowners or their insurance policies.

Dogs bite: What causes this to happen?

There are many reasons why a dog will bite. Dogs tend to bite out of fear or to protect their territory or to establish their control over the person bitten. Some owners mistakenly teach their dogs that biting is an "okay" form of play behavior, and every year a number of newborn babies die when they are bitten or attacked by dogs that view them as "prey." There are many common sense methods of preventing dog bites, but sometimes there is no way to avoid an attack. If you are attacked, first try to prevent the attack with an object like a coat or hand bag. If you are knocked to the ground, or fall, curl into the fetal position, also try to shield your face by covering your head neck and ears as well.

What should I do if I am bitten by a dog?

Try to i.d. the dog that bit you and see if you can obtain the address to the residence at which the dog bite occurred. If it's a stray, you could end up having to get additional medical care such as rabies treatments, which can be very painful. However, if the dog is owned by someone you may not require rabies treatment and you also may be entitled to a personal injury lawsuit claim against the owner.

Be sure to get the names, addresses and phone numbers of any witnesses. At Sam Harding Law Firm we contact these witnesses as soon as possible because memories fade as time passes.

Have good photos taken of your injuries on the day of the attack and at reasonable intervals of time periods afterwards. This is extremely important to document the first appearance of infections, bite wounds and marks or scratches on the face if you were bitten on the face, and other essential visual images of the effects of the attack.

Get medical attention as soon as quickly as possible after being attacked and strictly follow all doctor instructions relating to your care. Get medical attention soon because any delay in getting medical attention may negatively affect your eligibility for a claim.

As a dog bite victim, you could be entitled to damages and losses, including medical bills and emotional damage, to loss of the ability to earn income in the future because of disfigurement.

At Sam Harding Law Firm, we understand the problems suffered by people who have sustained injuries from dog bites. We know that insurance companies often try to take advantage of unrepresented clients. We work hard to get our clients the money they deserve without their having to go to court. We work to get medical bills, lost income and money for pain and suffering and disfigurement. However, should your case require litigation, we are prepared to take your case to court. We are an ABOTA and AV rated Martindale Hubbel law firm.
 

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Sam Harding

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Sam Harding
Caring, Dedicated and Committed to Justice

Since 1975, Mr. Harding has practiced in the area of personal injury litigation in Nevada. He has represented clients in personal injury cases including but not limited to wrongful death cases, brain injury cases, product liability cases, automobile accident cases, aircraft crash cases, dog bite cases, slip and fall cases, nursing home abuse cases and defamation cases.

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About Sam Harding

Mr. Harding is a member of the Nevada Trial Lawyers Association and the American Bar Association. He has been lead trial counsel in over one hundred jury trials. Mr. Harding is a member of ABOTA (American Board of Trial Advocacy). Mr. Harding is an AV rated attorney in Martindale-Hubble.

Nevada Auto Accidents

The Sam Harding Law Firm knows Nevada motor vehicle law. Our proven track record of court settlements is one of the best of any firm representing the injured from car crashes, motorcycle accidents, trucking and big-rig accidents and other motor vehicle related accident related injuries.

Catastrophic Injury Cases

For over three decades The Sam Harding Law Firm has been helping victims of serious injury in Nevada. From nursing home abuse and neglect to serious injuries such as traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injuries and more. Let Sam Harding go to work for you. We handle all cases on a personal level. We are caring, dedicated and committed to justice.

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Sam Harding Law Firm

500 South 8th Street

Las Vegas, Nevada 89101

tel 702.333.7777 fax 702.384.5731