Topeka Dog Bite Injury Lawyers
Fighting for the Rights of Dog Bite Victims in Kansas
Despite being man's best friend, many dogs are owned by irresponsible people who do not properly restrain their animals or do not have a concern for the safety of others. As a result, many dogs run wild or are badly trained, leading to serious dog bite attacks.
If you were hurt by a dog who bit you as a result of being unrestrained or without being provoked, our Topeka dog bite injury attorneys at Ralston, Pope & Diehl, LLC can help. Our firm was founded in 1985 and our legal team has 130+ years of collective experience!
Kansas Dog Bite Law
Kansas follows a "one bite" rule which means a dog owner is not held liable for injuries their dog inflicts unless they knew or should have known that their dog was potentially dangerous, such as if they have bitten another person in the past or if they have a history of aggressive behavior.
How to Prove Negligence in a Dog Bite Claim
An injury victim must prove negligence on behalf of the owner, or that the owner did not take care to prevent the injury. A subsequent incident will lead to indefensible liability for the owner, unless the owner can demonstrate some negligence or assumption of risk on the part of the victim.
In order to prove negligence, our dog bite injury attorneys must prove the following:
- That the dog owner failed to restrain the dog
- That the dog owner knew the dog had aggressive tendencies
- That you suffered serious injuries
At Ralston, Pope & Diehl, our goal is to thoroughly investigate your case and build a legal strategy which aims to recover the maximum compensation on your behalf.
What Is the Statute of Limitations on Dog Bites in Kansas?
When you or someone you love was hurt as a result of a dog bite injury, it is important that you act quickly, as the statute of limitations on cases of this nature is two years.
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Take photos of the bites at the initial stage and as they develop in addition to seeking medical attention and ensuring that your doctor keep track of your injuries in your medical report. Our firm can then assist you and ensure that you are properly represented throughout the entire legal claim process.