Dog Bites

Representing dog bite victims in Omaha

Dog bites can cause severe injuries, serious infections, scarring and extensive psychological trauma. Often, the worst scars are on a victim’s hands and face, leaving disfiguration that can have a damaging effect on self-image. Are you the victim of a serious dog bite? Shefren Law can help you get the compensation you deserve.

Nebraska law has evolved to protect bite victims

Under Nebraska law, a dog owner is automatically responsible for injuries caused by his or her dog, unless the dog was provoked by the victim. Additionally, dogs and other pets are considered to be the personal property of their owners. When an animal attacks, the animal’s owner is responsible for compensating the victim. Usually, this is covered by homeowner’s insurance, renters insurance, condominium insurance or a landlord’s insurance policy.

If you’ve been bitten:

  • Seek medical attention if the dog’s teeth have broken your skin
  • Inform the dog’s owner as soon as possible
  • Take photos of your injuries
  • Take photos of the dog that attacked you if possible
  • Report the attack to either the police or the local humane society

Remember: it is crucial that you receive prompt medical attention and have regular checkups to document the progress of your treatment. If you need to file a lawsuit, medical records serve as important evidence to help demonstrate the severity of your injuries.

Let the professionals do the rest

If you have sustained injuries as a result of a dog bite, only a lawyer experienced in personal injury law can help you understand your rights and decide what to do next.  Call Shefren Law Offices, P.C., L.L.O. today at 800-492-9001 or fill out the form on our contact page.