Get Compensation for Injuries Caused by Dog Bites in Alaska

Dogs and animal attacks can result in serious physical damage, as well as lasting scars and emotional issues, especially to children. If a dog or other animal has attacked and bitten you or your child, it is important for you to get experienced legal representation as soon as possible to pursue a personal injury claim against the animal's owner. The law surrounding dog bites and premises liability is complex and we can help you understand your rights to compensation.

At the Law Offices of Howard J. Meyer, Jr., we will evaluate your dog bite injuries and provide honest advice about seeking fair compensation on your behalf. If it is in your best interest to pursue a claim, we will thoroughly investigate the case to determine what you are owed and who should be held accountable for your injuries.

Dog Bite Laws in the State of Alaska

The laws differ around the United States regarding dog bites and animal attacks. In most of Alaska, if a dog is running loose and attacks or bites a person, the owner of the animal will be liable for the injuries caused in the attack. This is true whether the dog had any previous history of violent behavior or viciousness.

Dogs that are tied up, are fenced in or are in a person's home are not subject to this leash law, and if a dog has no history of viciousness, pursuing the owners for damages may be more difficult. If an owner knew that his or her dog had a vicious propensity, however, and did not take reasonable measures to protect you and others from being attacked, that owner may be held liable.

Of course, animal attack liability and the damages that you may receive may all differ depending on the unique circumstances of your case. That is why it is important to have your case reviewed by an attorney who has handled dog bite cases in the past and can recognize what you are owed and whether you should pursue your case through settlement or trial.

Contact Our Firm After a Dog Bite or Animal Attack

If you or someone you love has been attacked, bitten or injured by a dog or other animal in Alaska, contact us at the Law Offices of Howard J. Meyer, Jr. to discuss your rights under the law. Schedule a free initial consultation at our firm and get the honest answers that you need. Call us at (907) 276-5153 to make an appointment. We serve clients throughout Alaska, including Anchorage, Fairbanks, the Kenai Peninsula, Mat-Su Valley, and Southeast, along with Bush and other remote Alaska communities.


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