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Dog Bites

Topeka Dog Bite Injury Lawyers

Put 130+ Years of Experience in Your Corner

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! Please contact our firm at (785) 200-9465 to speak with a caring lawyer from our team about your case.

Proving Negligence in Dog Bite Cases in Kansas

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 in the past or if they have a history of aggressive behavior. An injury victim must prove negligence on behalf of the owner, or that the owner did not take care to prevent the injury.

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.

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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. 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.

Contact our dog bite lawyers in Topeka by calling (785) 200-9465 and schedule your free consultation today.

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Our Awards & Accolades

  • Best Law Firms in Kansas by U.S. News & World Report
    Best Law Firms in Kansas by U.S. News & World Report
  • Avvo Clients' Choice Award 2017
    Avvo Clients' Choice Award 2017
  • Best Law Firm in Kansas by U.S. News
    Best Law Firm in Kansas by U.S. News
  • 10 Best in Client Satisfaction
    10 Best in Client Satisfaction
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40
    National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40
  • National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys
    National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • Super Lawyers
    Super Lawyers
  • Kansas Trial Lawyers Association
    Kansas Trial Lawyers Association
  • AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
    AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
    American Society of Legal Advocates
  • Kansas Trial Lawyers Association
    Kansas Trial Lawyers Association
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Why Choose Us?

  • 130+ Years of Experience
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  • Highly Recommended by Other Legal Figures
  • Millions Dollar Advocates Forum Members
  • Nationally Recognized for Excellence & Client Satisfaction
  • Actively Involved in the Community
  • Named Top Attorneys in Kansas by Super Lawyers

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