Pursuing a Dog Bites Claim in Alaska
Let a Qualified Anchorage Personal Injury Attorney Advocate for You
According to the State of Alaska Epidemiology bulletin, from 1991 to 2002,
dog-bite related deaths in Alaska were higher than the rest of the nations
at 123 per 100 million people per year as opposed to the rest of the nation’s
statistics coming in at 7.1 per 100 million people per year. Dog bites
are all too common in Alaska and it is important to know what your rights
are concerning these incidents and who may be liable for your injuries.
At The Law Offices of David Henderson, I can effectively advocate for just
compensation on your behalf. As an experienced
Anchorage personal injury attorney with nearly 20 years of experience, I am committed to going to great lengths
to achieve successful results, and have obtained millions on behalf of
clients throughout the years.
Get started on your case by calling (888) 295-6566 today to discuss your
dog bite claim.
Alaska’s One Bite Rule
Under the “one bite rule,” a dog’s owner may be liable
for injuries if he or she knew or suspected that the dog would injure
someone. If a dog bites a person, then the owner should be aware that
it may bite again; however, other behavior may also be considered in determining
if the owner should have been aware of the dog’s capability to bite a human.
Other behavioral factors a court may consider include the following:
- A history of dog bites
- A history of threatening behavior
- A history of jumping on people
- A history of frightening people
- A history of fight training
Each dog bite case is evaluated individually on the history of the dog.
What About Owner Negligence?
Generally speaking, the owner of a dog owes a legal duty of care to others
who may interact with the dog. If that dog injures another person, then
it may result in the owner being held liable for the dog’s behavior.
The owner may not be held liable if the injured was acting aggressively
toward the dog, or prompted an act of defense. However, if the owner failed
to properly warn others of his dog’s behavior, failed to properly
secure his dog, or failed to otherwise compensate for potential dangers,
the blame could fall on the owner.
Contact The Law Offices of David Henderson For Help Today!
Each dog bite case is different and can possess a multitude of variables.
I can thoroughly investigate all aspects of your case to determine what
your best options are. I am prepared to fight on your behalf for maximum
compensation and will tailor-fit your case to your individual needs and
circumstances. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need the help of an
Anchorage dog bite attorney as you pursue your claim. I am available 24/7
for your convenience.
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