Kentucky Law Protects Children Against Dog Bites

Your neighbors' dogs may seem friendly, but they still have the potential to bite or attack your children. If your child has been injured by a dog, Kentucky law is on your side — and so are we.

At Russell & Ireland Law Group, LLC, we help the parents of children injured by dog bites and other animal attacks receive fair compensation for their injuries. Whether a dog owner knows that their dog could be vicious or not, they are still responsible for injuries their dog causes.

If your child has been bitten or attacked by a dog, there are three main steps you should take:

  1. First, you should see a doctor right away to make sure your child gets appropriate medical treatment.
  2. Next, you should report the attack to the local animal control authorities, who may be able to take some actions to help prevent future attacks.
  3. Finally, if the injury is serious, you should speak to an attorney about your options for pursuing compensation to cover medical costs and other damages.

Is It Ever Not The Dog's Fault?

In some cases, a court may determine that the victim of a dog bite contributed to the incident in some way — for example, by getting close to a dog that is already snarling — but this is unlikely when children are involved. Even if a court determines that the victim in some way contributed to the accident, they still may be able to receive some damages.

Contact Us For A Free Consultation

Call Russell & Ireland Law Group, LLC, at 859-581-0123 or send us an email to schedule a free initial consultation with a lawyer. From our Covington office, we work with clients throughout Northern Kentucky and the Greater Cincinnati area.