Victim of a Dog Attack in OklahomaA dog attack can result in serious injuries. Have you been the victim of a dog attack in Oklahoma?
In the state of Oklahoma, dog attack laws fall under Title 4 of Oklahoma statutes. These dog attack laws are unmistakable and straight forward.
Responsibility of dog owners
Oklahoma dog attack laws make it clear that a dog owner is responsible for the actions of their dog. When you are the victim of a dog attack in Oklahoma, the owner of that dog may be held liable for any injuries that result from that attack.
A dog owner may still be liable for injuries brought about by a dog attack, even when it takes place on their private property. This is when the dog attacks a person who is performing a duty on their private property that is based on Oklahoma state law. This includes:
People who are doing work on the private property because the property owner has asked them to do so
Any person who is on the private property at the invitation of the property owner
A person who reads meters
Any person who is repairing a service or public utility that is situated on the private property.
There are some exceptions to a dog owners liability when the dog attack is on the owners private property. These include:
Any towns or cities in Oklahoma that do not have village or city United States mail delivery service
Some rural areas in Oklahoma.
The Oklahoma dog attack laws make it clear that a dog owner is accountable for any injuries or damages that take place from their dog injuring or biting any person who is on or in a place where they have a right to be according to the law.
Basically, what this means is that if you have been the victim of a dog attack in Oklahoma, which took place on public property, the dogs owner is liable for damages and injuries that you sustained from this attack. Even if it was the dog owners private property, if you were on that private property doing your job for a government agency, such as a postal worker, or you were invited on to the property by the owner, the owner of the dog is still liable for your injuries and damages.
If you have been the victim of a dog attack in Oklahoma, there are several kinds of damages that you may be able to recover. Some of these are:
Lost wages, if your injuries are such that you have to miss work
Any medications and/or treatment that you may have received at an emergency room after the dog attack
Future medical treatment that is needed due to disfigurement or scars
Psychological counseling to cope with this traumatic experience and fear that may have resulted from it.
Time is of the essence. You really ought to contact one of the personal injury lawyers here as early as possible after being the victim of a dog attack in Oklahoma. The personal injury lawyers here will fight to see that your rights are protected and that you receive all the compensation that is due you for the injuries you received in the dog attack.
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