If you’ve been bitten by a dog, you may be wondering “should I sue for dog bite injuries?” To sue over a dog bite or another injury caused by someone’s dog, you need to understand the statue of limitations for your state as well as how the law pertains to your particular situation. The Idaho dog bite statute is found under Idaho Code § 25-2810 and provides that a dog owner is liable for the injuries caused by the owner’s dog when the dog physically attacks, wounds, bites or otherwise injures any person who is not trespassing, so long as the dog is not physically provoked.
A dog bite injury attorney from Brent Gordon Law will be happy to assist you in your dog bite claim. Our experienced dog bite lawyers can help you understand the statue of limitations in Idaho. Simply put, a statute of limitations is a law that governs the amount of time you have to make a claim and bring a case to court after you have suffered a dog bite injury. Deadlines for such claims vary by state but range from one to six years after the injury occurred. Typically, the time limit is two to three years. Check with our dog bite personal injury attorneys to know for sure about your particular case. It is important to never wait too long to hire a Boise dog bite lawyer after a dog bite due to these time restrictions.
The One Bite Rule
The one bite rule states that a dog is allowed one free bite before the owner will be held negligent for failing to control the dog. Dogs in Idaho DO NOT receive “one free bite.” The Idaho Supreme Court characterized the one bite rule as “fallacious,” or false. A dog does not have a license to bite anyone before liability is imposed in the state of Idaho.
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Experienced Dog Bite Injury Attorneys
Dog bites pierce the skin and can leave permanent scars and disfigurement. Many bites happen on visible places like the face, hands or arms and can cause embarrassment and humiliation to the dog bite victim. Dogs often attack children and those children suffer mental and emotional trauma following the attack. Our dog bite attorneys and lawyers in Boise will ensure that dog owners are held accountable for the injuries and damages caused by their negligence in failing to prevent their dogs from biting innocent victims. Call the dog bite attorneys in Idaho Falls or Pocatello at Brent Gordon Law Firm now for a free consultation. We will fight for you or your child to get fair compensation from a negligent dog owner.
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