Hawaii Dog Bite Attorney:
Foster Law Offices represents Hawaii residents, visitors and tourists who have suffered serious injuries as a result of a dog attack. In Hawaii, we love our dogs, but whether it's a pitbull or poi dog, all dogs have the propensity to bite. Every year in the United States, there are over 4.7 million people who are bitten by a dog.
Proving A Dog Bite Case In Hawaii:
Unlike slip-and-fall/trip-and-fall cases where the property owner must have notice of the dangerous condition existing on the property, a dog owner need not have any notice of the dog's propensity to bite in order to collect a settlement in a Hawaii dog bite case. In Hawaii, dog bite cases are proven under a legal theory called strict liability. This means that the dog owner is strictly liable for his or her dog's actions if it causes injury.
Dog Bite Injuries:
Oftentimes, the injuries sustained by a dog bite victim are catastrophic. In many dog bite cases, the dog bite occurs on the victim's face. In several of Foster Law Offices' dog bite cases, clients have been forced to undergo painful reconstructive and remediation surgical procedures in order to repair the scarring and damage left by a dog bite. In addition to the physical injuries sustained by a dog bite victim, the emotional and psychological damage caused by a dog bite is immeasurable. Children are especially susceptible to extreme emotional distress when bitten by a dog.
Financial Damages In Hawaii Dog Bite Cases:
In Hawaii dog bite cases, victims may be entitled to compensation for:
- Medical Expenses
- Counseling Services
- Pain and Suffering
- Emotional Distress
- Wage Loss
- Permanent scarring and disfigurement
- Loss of Enjoyment of Life Activities
Deadline To File Lawsuit In Hawaii Dog Bite Cases:
Dog bite victims must act quickly. As of July, 2015, the deadline, or statute of limitations, for filing a lawsuit in a dog bite case is two (2) years from the date of the dog bite. This means that if a lawsuit is not filed sooner than two (2) years from the date of the dog bite incident, the dog bite victim loses his or her dog bite case.
We Are Here To Help:
If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of a dog bite, please contact us today to schedule a free consultation. To schedule an appointment, please call or text (808) 348-7800 or if you prefer to submit your inquiry via email please complete the "Contact Our Firm" box to the right. We look forward to speaking with you.