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Utah’s Laws about Dog Bites

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Utah State Litigation about Dog Bite Injuries

A victim will have many questions after being attacked by a dog, including: Why did this happen? What do I do next? What kind of case do I have? The laws regarding dog bites can be confusing to an already put-out victim, but The Advocates offer a free consultation regarding your case and can answer any questions you might have.

What are Utah’s Legislature Law Regarding Dog Bites?

Title 18-Chapter 1 of Utah State Legislature’s Utah Code says, “every person owning or keeping a dog is liable in damages for injury committed by the dog. ” It also says that it is not necessary to prove any dog or owner was guilty of a “mischievous disposition.” If you were attacked by more than one dog, and the dogs are owned by different individuals, then all of the owners of the dogs involved are liable to your injuries and damages.

Why Would I Need a Lawyer for a Dog Bite Case?

While cases can be won without representation, the trend shows that fighting the legal battle with a lawyer will reward you with a much higher settlement. It is proven that plaintiffs without legal representation often misstep in their case by giving a recorded statement, demanding too much or too little, assuming the system makes sense, taking the insurance company’s “final” offer and settle the case without knowing the full extent of their injuries. The Advocates have experienced personal injury lawyers that are available every hour of every day to take your calls and questions about your case and the possible settlement options. After contact, the attorneys will find a day and time that works for you to meet and have your free consultation about your case. The Advocates make it our highest priority to make sure our clients don’t have to worry about a single legal issue regarding their case. We put your questions, needs and situational circumstances to the top of our priorities pile.

I Was Attacked by a Friend’s Dog, Should I Still Pursue a Settlement?

Unfortunately, sometimes we are attacked by a dog who is not only familiar to us, but also important to someone we care about. The Advocates understand the concerns that come with pursuing a case against someone you love, and are here to answer any questions or situational inquiries that our clients might have. If you are worried about the potential fallout for a friend or relative, consult with The Advocates’ experienced dog bite lawyers at 801-901-9224.

(801) 326-0809