Honolulu Dog Bite Injury Lawyer
Dog Owner’s Responsibility
At the Law Office of Jon S. Jacobs, LLLC, our Honolulu dog bite injury lawyer represents people who have been injured in attacks by dogs or other animals.
Dog bites take place every 75 seconds in the United States, which leads up to more than 1,000 emergency room visits for serious injuries each day. Though many people suffer minor injuries from dog bites, it’s still recommended that you seek medical treatment and hire a lawyer after a bite if it ends up getting infected. Our attorney can help prove the dog owner’s liability so you can receive the compensation you need to recover from your pain and suffering.
Call (808) 468-6484 for a free consultation with our professional lawyer. We treat every client with the respect and attention they deserve.
Common Dog Bite Injuries
The severity of dog bite injuries depends on many factors, including type of breed, size of the victim, duration of the attack, and how quickly the victim received medical care. Young children attacked by dogs often sustain injuries to their face, head, and neck, while adults often sustain injuries to their arms, legs, and torso.
Common injuries include:
- Tissue loss
- Crush injuries
- Fractured bones
- Sprains and strains
Dog bite accidents can also cause mental trauma. It’s common for victims of dog bites to spend the rest of their lives feeling fear each time they come across a dog, and seeing a dog can trigger feelings of anxiety and panic.
How to Prove Liability
Dog bite laws vary by state, but generally, victims need to be able to demonstrate the following in order to prove that the dog owner is liable for all damages:
- The dog was owned by the defendant
- The bite occurred on public property, or while the victim was legally on private property
- The victim was bitten and suffered injuries as a result of the bite
Though it may seem simple to prove, it’s important to hire an experienced personal injury lawyer to ensure that the dog owner has no possibility of evading responsibility.
Studies show that children under the age of 14 are at a higher risk of suffering from dog bites injuries, especially because children are more inclined to want to pet dogs. In 2010, the average cost of a hospital stay from a bite was $18,200. While many dog bites are minor injuries and don’t require much medical care, some are devastating and require victims to receive surgeries. In 2012, more than 27,000 individuals had reconstructive surgery as a result of bite injuries.
To help your child recover from their injuries and ease your financial burdens, call our attorney. We can help you recover damages that include medical bills such as hospital stays, prescription payments, and surgery costs.
If you have been injured, you need an attorney who has experience in dog attack cases. Mr. Jacobs understands the complex laws that apply to these cases in Hawaii, and he can help you maximize your chances of winning the compensation you deserve.
15+ Years of Legal Experience
Proven Record of Success
Former Deputy Prosecutor & Insurance Defense Attorney
Trustworthy & Trial-Ready Representation
You want a lawyer who understands the specifics of your situation. With more than 15 years of legal experience, Attorney Jon S. Jacobs can be trusted to apply his knowledge and resources to your case and strive for optimal results.