Dog bites are often more serious than they sound, especially if the victim was a child or elderly individual. Fortunately, the State of Oklahoma makes provision for an injured individual or family member to fight for compensation that covers medical expenses, pain and suffering, and more.
To learn more about the legal options available to you, get in touch with our firm, Saint & Watzke, PLLP. Over the years, our attorneys have established themselves as a team committed to excellence and to fighting for the best possible outcome for each client. We thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding your injury in order to pursue every avenue of compensation available.
In Oklahoma, the statute of limitations for an injured individual to file a lawsuit is two years. This timeline begins on the date of the injury. If the lawsuit is not filed within this time period, it will not be heard by a court. A premises liability attorney can help you file this on time.
Even if a dog doesn’t bite someone, the owner could still potentially be held liable for other injuries, such as if the dog jumped up and knocked the injured person down.
The owner is liable in the following circumstances:
Additionally, Oklahoma is a “strict liability” state, meaning that the owner is responsible for the injuries that the dog causes, even if the owner had no idea that the dog would ever bite someone or injure them in some way.
At Saint & Watzke, PLLP, we are backed by decades of collective experience and are passionate about putting this experience to work in your case. We are available to provide you with a free case evaluation in which you can determine what your best options are in pursuing compensation.
Contact our firm today!