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Kentucky Dog Bite Law

In Kentucky, dog bite law is governed by KRS 258.235. This law states that the owner of a dog is liable for any injuries caused by the dog, regardless of whether the owner knew or should have known that the dog was dangerous. This is known as "strict liability," which means that the owner is responsible for the dog's actions even if they did not do anything wrong.

There are a few exceptions to this rule. For example, if the person who was bitten was trespassing on the owner's property, the owner may not be liable. Additionally, if the person who was bitten was provoking or antagonizing the dog, the owner may not be liable.

If you have been injured by a dog bite in Kentucky, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. It is important to speak with an attorney as soon as possible to discuss your legal options.

Here are some tips for what to do if you have been injured by a dog bite in Kentucky:

  • Seek medical attention immediately. Even if the bite does not seem serious, it is important to be checked out by a doctor. Dog bites can cause serious infections, so it is important to get treatment as soon as possible.

  • Report the bite to the police. The police report will document the incident and may be helpful if you need to file a claim with the dog owner's insurance company or sue the owner.

  • Contact an attorney. An attorney can help you understand your legal rights and can represent you in negotiations with the dog owner's insurance company or in court.

If you have been injured by a dog bite in Kentucky, it is important to remember that you are not alone. There are experienced attorneys who can help you protect your rights and get the compensation you deserve.


Disclaimer: The information provided in this blog post is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. You should not rely on this information without first consulting with an attorney. The formation of an attorney-client relationship requires a mutual agreement between an attorney and a client. This blog post does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and the author.

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