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Dog Bite

Las Vegas Dog Bite Injury Attorneys

Gazda & Tadayon are top-rated dog bite injury attorneys in Las Vegas, NV, and surrounding areas. Our law firm has helped numerous clients receive the compensation they deserve after experiencing a dog bite We have over 50 years of combined experience in personal injury cases and are one of Nevada’s most experienced traffic accident attorneys.

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Our peers and clients trust us to call the shots. See why we’re rate top Las Vegas personal injury lawyers, or read our client testimonials.

  • Rated 5.0 stars on Yelp
  • Rated 4.8 stars on Google Reviews
  • Ranked AV Pre-eminent by Martindale Hubbell, their highest designation
  • Top 25 Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers
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Our Experienced Las Vegas Dog Bite Injury Lawyers Can Help

As former insurance defense counsel attorneys, we have the insider knowledge on what it takes to win these types of cases. Therefore, we will use all possible resources at our disposal to get results, including our insider knowledge of insurance companies. Since we have formerly served as defense counsel for these insurers, we know how the “other side” thinks. This is a huge asset when handling a dog bite injury case – we know exactly what questions to ask, and the right steps to take in order to get the compensation you deserve.

After a dog bite, every single detail can make or break a case. To cover all our bases, we make it a point to conduct a thorough investigation of the accident site, questioning witnesses and evaluating every detail that may contribute to your case. When you choose us to handle your dog bite injury case, you choose lawyers that care about your personal and legal success.

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Client Reviews

Gazda and Tadayon represented my father in a Personal Injury case. My father used their firm based on recommendations that they were both experienced trial attorneys with a reputation for achieving excellent results for their clients. Mr. Tadayon is a skillful negotiator with a great work ethic and respect for other’s integrity. Mr. Gazda’s combined experience and passion for litigating make this law firm the place where I discovered that other attorneys and doctors in town refer their cases. Highly recommended.
MARIA JIMENEZ
MARIA JIMENEZ
02:54 24 Jun 20
Mr. Tadayon is the best lawyer!! He helped me with a case I needed help with and walked me through everything I need and kept in contact with with everything!! I highly recommend him
Fireball
Fireball
17:57 27 Mar 20
Thank you to Mr. Gazda and his staff for their attention to my case. The staff were all so professional and they put my mind at ease. I am pleased with how they handled my case and I am completely satisfied with my outcome. I would recommend them to friends and family.
Liz Gronauer
Liz Gronauer
16:41 05 Mar 20
I had occasion to serve as a court appointed arbitrator of a few cases in which Lewis Gazda represented an injury victim in a claim for compensation. Mr. Gazda always represented his client very well by being totally in command of all of the facts of the case and presenting his client's claim in the best possible light.
Jonathan Reed
Jonathan Reed
00:38 05 Mar 20
I worked for Gazda & Tadayon for about four years. During that time, everyone I talked to who interacted with them as an employee, client, vendor or otherwise, had only the best things to say about them, and the firm. Afshin Tadayon and Lewis Gazda are first class attorneys who get results. I witnessed their ability of turning adversaries into lifelong referral sources. They have compassion for their clients and they care about their employees no matter what age or background they have. They are passionate and courteous. They always conducted themselves with professionalism and treated all parties with dignity and respect. Gazda and Tadayon was home to me.Mr. Gazda and Mr. Tadayon are committed to doing whatever is necessary to help their clients get the best outcome. They are not afraid to put in the hours and "walk the walk." I highly recommend Gazda And Tadayon.
Maria Goodall
Maria Goodall
00:47 14 Feb 20
Case was handled very professionally and the communication between attorney and us as the client were very well handled. They said they would handle it and that I wouldn't need to worry about anything and sure enough they were right.
Ensony C
Ensony C
17:18 07 Feb 20
They handled our case over the course of about 3 years and even as I was out of state they called and clarified lots of information over the phone and in person. The front office is exceptional
Jeffrey Chang
Jeffrey Chang
17:18 07 Feb 20
I was standing service treat you like family , Very knowledgeable and they treat you to the highes I am so proud being and then working for me.
Alfredo Matos
Alfredo Matos
18:56 27 Jan 20
Best service. Best everything all the way around. Very happy with all that has happened.
Nevin Perryman
Nevin Perryman
22:37 15 Jan 20
Great very friendly attorney he really met my expectations very professional staff
Miguel Rivera
Miguel Rivera
20:57 20 Dec 19
(Translated by Google) Excellent service, I would definitely recommend them, very professional, answer all your questions and solve your case quickly. Very savvy.(Original)Excelente servicio, definitivamente los recomendaría, muy profesionales, responden todas tus dudas y resuelven tu caso rápido. Muy sacdisfecha.
Jacqueline Lopez
Jacqueline Lopez
22:47 18 Dec 19
The service is very good and have solve my problems fast, I am very happy
Abel Mejia
Abel Mejia
00:05 18 Dec 19
I am grateful for the service I received and the painless experience , professionalism and caring staff. I will definitely recommend Gazda and Tadayon Law Firm .
Stella Flores
Stella Flores
19:53 17 Dec 19
I am very pleased with the attention and service I received from the Office of Gazda & Tadayon Law Firm . I received great assistance on my case and will definitely recommend them to friends and family.
Jorge Flores
Jorge Flores
19:49 17 Dec 19
This was an amazing experience team was great and friendly Im am very pleased with everything
Trinae Polk
Trinae Polk
23:53 03 Dec 19
This was the best experience. My first accident and the front office staff and the professional personal went out of their way to make this run without stress on my part..Thank you so much
Shirley Colucci
Shirley Colucci
19:48 27 Nov 19
These two gentlemen were able to settle out of court for a considerable settlement....keep in mind it takes time..
Rick Stokely
Rick Stokely
00:43 15 Oct 19
After a few lawyers drop my case. My case was referred to gazda and tayadon. My case was really difficult because I had gotten into different car accidents within a day part of each. After a difficult 5 years fighting my case I can finally say it's almost finialzed. Not only did they take my cases but also won it. From the start I knew there was a possibility I wouldn't recieve a dime not only was my medical and lawyers fees covered but come to find out I'll be getting a settlement check as well. Not only are they great laywers but great negotiators. I would highly recommend them to anyone. Thank you to Gazda and Tadayon and team for all they're hard work they put into winning my cases.
Angelita Martin
Angelita Martin
21:47 22 Aug 19
My husband was in a car accident back in 2011 and his case was transferred to Gazda & Tadayon from a different attorney. Long story short- everything was settled and paid in 2011 so when a $3400 bill showed up in January of 2019 we were shocked and upset to say the least. After first contacting the provider and attorney, I honestly thought we were getting screwed over and would be stuck with the bill because of the back and forth between them and the stories being told.... like our case was still ini litigation?? When I asked for a copy of our settlement disbursement it was somewhere in storages.. howevero to my surprise and relief, Gazda & Tadayon paid the bill in full!! While this service was included in the original lien and should have been paid out of the settlement in 2011, due to the mix up ( probably a result of changing attorneys) it wasn't. I have heard of several attorneys in similar situations that don't pay the bill but that wasn't the case here!!!! We are so thankful that this was resolved! I would definitely recommend this attorney purely because they area honest and did the right thing for us, so they'll do what's right for you too!Hopefully we won't need to hire an attorney again, but if we do, I'd definitely go with them!
Rachel
Rachel
20:09 16 Apr 19
Great Lawyers very personable. Lewis is very funny and Afshin is a great person,. I can only say if you want a personal experience and not feel pressured I think these guys would be your best choice. Just dont bet Afshin on a Muhammid Ali question while driving he will win the bet ; )
Letbeknown Truth
Letbeknown Truth
21:13 22 Mar 19
These guys are the best!
Saiyanblood94
Saiyanblood94
14:01 27 Jun 18
Excellent service. Mr. Tadayon explained everything thoroughly in every step of my process and helped me get compensated fully for my injuries all in a timely manner. Also fantastic and helpful staff!
Saber Rouhani
Saber Rouhani
21:37 09 Nov 17
Ghazda & Tadayon have been very helpful. They are the best accident attorney and personal injury lowers in lasvegas. Thank you so much for everything. 🙏🙏
sanaz sh
sanaz sh
03:22 07 May 17
(Translated by Google) Very good lawyers very attentive(Original)Muy buenos abogados muy atentos
Adan Hernandes
Adan Hernandes
18:55 09 Dec 16
I would recommend them to anyone in Las Vegas! I was in a car accident about 2 years ago and was left with burns on my arms. Thanks to Afshin Tadayon I am receiving a nice settlement that is more than i thought id ever get. I was by far the worst client, I never answered my phone and was hard to get a hold of. Afshin went above and beyond to handle my case and I am beyond grateful for that.
Alyssa Morgan
Alyssa Morgan
22:09 25 Apr 16
I had a slip and fall accident while walking my dog. I broke my ankle and thought I had a legitimate lawsuit. I was paying for a pre-paid legal service, but they weren't interested. I then contacted several of the attorneys that advertise on local TV. I was amazed that they didn't want to discuss my case in person. They disqualified me over the phone. I was eventually referred to Afshin Tadayon. I met him at his office and he agreed that I had a case. I was impressed with Mr. Tadayon from the getgo. He was professional, knowledgeable, and easy to talk to. He made me feel comfortable and confident with the outcome. I would have to say that the process went smoothly and quickly. The settlement was more than I thought it would be. I can't think of any way that it could have been any better. I couldn't believe that I was turned away by so many other attorneys. I highly recommend Mr. Tadayon.
George Stewart
George Stewart
05:12 17 Feb 15
Gotta say these two guys were great I had used them during a difficult interstate law suit and the driver at fault was all about counter action. Gazda and Tadayon really put my recovery first, all the doctors and treatment never came out of my pocket great settlement.
Chuck Becker
Chuck Becker
16:24 22 Apr 14
My experiences with Gazda & Tadayon are truly amazing. These attorneys are highly skilled and very professional when it comes to handling cases. Lewis and Afshin are always prepared to take on any sort of case that comes their way. When I was involved in a car accident, I was slightly injured but my car was wrecked! I was more concerned about how I can manage fixing my car first. Then I was told to visit the offices of Gazda & Tadayon to get a FREE consultation. Money is tight for me so I can't be spending much when my car is totalled! After we spoke, it wasn't much later til my case had begun. Then in no time, my case had been settled and the amount of compensation that these personal injury attorneys had got for me was outstanding. My car was fixed! Most of all my medical bill was taken care of! I can't thank these two hard working men enough!Definitely give Gazda & Tadayon two thumbs up!!
Lilo Marie
Lilo Marie
01:01 30 Jul 13
Gazda & Tadayon have been very helpful. After my car accident took place I was referred to them from one my clients. I went to them and expained my situation and they took the reins. They are hands down the best personal injury lawyers in Las Vegas. Thank you so much!
Soleil Grant
Soleil Grant
05:01 29 Jul 13

The Repercussions of Being a Dog Bite Injury Victim

dog bite injury attorneys las vegas

Some victims of a dog bite may be tempted to dismiss the injury, but a dog bite is a serious injury and can lead to long-term complications and costly medical visits. Since personal injury is defined as “the wrongful injury of one person through the fault of another”,  a dog bite certainly falls in this category.

If you were attacked by a dog and injured, you may receive compensation for injuries, medical bills, pain, and suffering, and missed time from work, also known as “lost wages”. Additionally, the dog owner may face criminal charges if state dog bite laws were not followed. It is illegal in many cases for a dog to be unrestrained or unattended, and it is the owner’s responsibility to control their animal.

In some cases, it may not be the owner but a guardian, like a dog sitter or acquaintance, who is liable for the injury because they failed to monitor or restrain the dog. People often underestimate the trauma and pain that can be caused by one of these incidents, and even if the victim sees no immediate symptoms after the attack, complications can arise hours or days after. In extreme cases, a dog attack can lead to the untimely and wrongful death of the victim.

Dogs injure more people in America than any other animal. In fact, up to 90% of animal bites are caused by dogs. Thousands of people are admitted for serious dog bites each day across the nation, and victims can suffer severe injuries and complications as a result of the bite. A dog bite is no small matter. If you or a loved one has been attacked and seriously injured by a dog, don’t dismiss the incident. At Gazda and Tadayon, we are a personal injury law firm that specializes in dog bite accidents. These types of cases can be emotional and complicated: be sure to pick a lawyer who can effectively defend your interests and secure the compensation you deserve.

To get started, schedule a free consultation for your dog bite injury claim, or read what our clients have to say on our Gazda and Tadayon reviews page. You can also visit us in person at our welcoming and compassionate law firm, located at 2600 S Rainbow Boulevard, Suite 200, Las Vegas, NV 89146.

Dog Bite Diseases & Complications

Rabies is among the worst type of infections you could get from a dog bite. It is a viral infection spread by the saliva of an infected animal, and dogs are some of the most likely animals to spread rabies to people in the modern world. At first, symptoms mimic the flu but severely worsen over time. These symptoms include:

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • General confusion and anxiety
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Excess saliva
  • Fear brought on by attempts to drink fluids because of difficulty swallowing water
  • Hallucinations
  • Insomnia
  • Partial paralysis

In severe cases, rabies can lead to paralysis or even death in the dog bite victim. If you have information that the dog was not vaccinated, it’s critical to head to the emergency room to prevent infection from spreading.

Other serious bacterial or viral infections include capnocytophaga bacteriapasteurellaMRSA staph infections, and tetanus. These can cause serious complications in dog bite victims who have weakened immune systems or who are otherwise compromised by other illnesses and treatments. It is critical that the patient seek immediate medical attention, both to get adequate treatment and to help document the injury in the event of a personal injury case.

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Dog Bite Injury FAQs

It depends on the circumstances. Police cannot use unreasonable force when making an arrest or performing any other duty. The improper use of a police dog can constitute unreasonable force.If that happens, it is something you should have Gazda & Tadayon help you determine, the police may be required to compensate you for your injuries.

On the off chance that your pet is harmed or executed by another creature, you might be qualified for get “compensatory” damages. The sum may incorporate the price tag of a comparable pet, enlistment of a thoroughbred creature, permitting, shots, and preparing costs. Moreover, on the off chance that you spent extra cash on your pet – other than for typical veterinary bills – you ought to be made up for such sums.If your pet is harmed or slaughtered by another creature, you might be qualified for get “compensatory” harms. The sum may incorporate the price tag of a comparable pet, enrollment of a thoroughbred creature, authorizing, shots, and preparing costs. Moreover, on the off chance that you spent extra cash on your pet – other than for ordinary veterinary bills – you ought to be made up for such aggregates.

In most cases, if you are asked into a house on the property to perform work for someone, the person who owns the property has a legal responsibility to take reasonable efforts to protect you from injury. In addition, if the person has a pet, the person might be responsible for keeping the pet away from you, or at least warning you of the presence of the animal. You can also have a compensation claim against  your employer.

Most likely, a person bitten by a stray dog will not have a legal claim. Municipalities are generally not responsible for stray dogs. If, however, a dog is being kept at the local pound and escapes and bites you, you may have a claim against the pound.

Generally, yes. If an owner violates a leash law, and her dog attacks someone, many courts will hold that this fact alone is enough to conclude the owner was negligent, and that the injured person is entitled to compensation from the dog owner.

Dog bites come in different forms and can lead to varying types of injuries.dog bite injury attorneys las vegas

  • Infections
  • Rabies
  • Abrasions, punctures, and lacerations
  • Bone fractures or breaks
  • Blood loss
  • Tetanus infection
  • Emotional trauma, like nightmares and developed phobias

Even if first aid can be administered at home, it is critical to seek medical attention to avoid infections. Dog bites can become seriously infected: around 15-20% of dog bites lead to infection due to the introduction of bacteria into the victim’s system. The highest risk physical injuries are lacerations, which are deep cuts in the skin that go into the bones or muscles and can cause significant blood loss or serious infections, like rabies or tetanus.

dog bite injury lawyersFor many dog bite victims, it can be a big question whether or not to file a dog bite claim. Even if the victim is seriously injured, the dog owner may not be willing to cooperate, and some may even claim that it was the fault of the injured party in the first place. However, Nevada has laws in place to protect victims from dangerous dogs, and in many cases it was not the dog’s first time to seriously injure another person. Some dog owners are simply irresponsible. Legal action ensures that the owner is held liable for their negligent behavior.

At Gazda and Tadayon, we have helped many clients file a successful dog bite claim in southern Nevada after their dog bite. The success of your case depends on many factors. In some cases, dog bite cases can be settled out of court, but should a settlement not be reached, the case goes to litigation, also known as a lawsuit.

Not all lawyers have the experience to pursue litigation for a dog bite injury, but we specialize in injury case litigation and know what it takes to win. Our law firm is known for our confidence in the courtroom, and other major law practices often turn to us for help on difficult cases. In many cases, litigation is the best way to secure monetary compensation and ensure that the owner is held liable for his negligent actions.

As always, we are a no fee law firm at Gazda and Tadayon, which means we cover all legal fees until we collect from a case.

Compensation from a dog bite injury in Nevada can cover damages such as:

  • cost of emergency room visit
  • medical bills
  • pain management
  • emotional distress and trauma
  • lost wages

If you decide to pursue legal action, it’s important to act quickly. Nevada has a statute of limitations, which means there is a limited time frame for people to file a personal injury claim, including dog bite accidents in Las Vegas. Even if the dog attack occurred in the past, there could still be time to file for compensation. It is critical that you work with an attorney with extensive knowledge of these types of cases, and who can work on your case as soon as possible.

Because of the complex nature of dog bite injury law in Nevada, it’s critical that you explore your legal options and potentially file for damages as soon as possible. Our state law limits the amount of time after an accident that a victim can file for damages and claim compensation. Contact us today to assess your individual case in a timely manner.

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GAZDA & TADAYON INJURY LAW PRACTICE AREAS

Attorney Lewis J. Gazda

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With almost 30 years of experience, Attorney Lewis Gazda is one of the most respected lawyers in the Las Vegas community. Attorney Gazda specializes in both personal injury and wrongful death cases. He is recognized by his peers for his superior negotiation skills and extensive legal knowledge, earning the highest possible rating of AV Pre-eminent from Martindale-Hubbell.

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Attorney Afshin Tadayon

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Attorney Afshin Tadayon has more than 20 years of experience as an attorney in Las Vegas, with a diverse range of practice areas including personal injury, premises liability, wrongful death, criminal law, and mass tort litigation. Attorney Tadayon formerly served as a defense lawyer for insurance companies; his insider knowledge of their legal tactics makes him a potent advocate for clients seeking the compensation they deserve after an accident.

Attorney Tadayon is ranked AV Pre-eminent by Martindale-Hubbell, a rating reserved for only the top 10% of attorneys as designated by their peers.

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