Nevada Personal Injury Lawyers Representing Accident Victims in Wells
Wells is a small community in northeast Nevada’s Elko County – a short distance away from the Utah state line.
Located at the junction of Interstate 80 and State Route 93, Wells was historically known as a railroad town, which dates back to its origins and the development of the Transcontinental Railroad. This small city has grown today to measure nearly 7 square miles in size, and is home to nearly 1,300 people – more than 55 percent of which are female.
Wells might be a small community, but its population includes people with pets, which raises the risk for animal attack or injury, such as a dog bit injury. Domesticated animals are typically trained to minimize the risk of these types of incidents, but accidents do happen. Unfortunately, these types of accidents often result in serious physical injury and/or emotional trauma, and can escalate to become extraordinarily stressful situations.
Dog Bite Injuries in Wells and Elko County
Dog bite injuries are very different. Some victims may suffer minor cuts, bruises or other superficial injuries, while others can experience more devastating results, as in long-term muscle damage or permanent disability.
Regardless of the type of injury, a court will conduct an examination to determine if the perpetrating dog was “dangerous”. According to the state of Nevada’s law regarding dog bite incidents, a dog may be defined as dangerous if:
- The dog has been involved in two separate, uncalled-for attacks in a period of 18 months
- The dog’s actions are hostile in nature
Under Nevada law, a dog will not be considered dangerous if its behavior justified by the defense of itself or property from someone who intends to commit a crime. However, a dog may be considered “vicious” if:
- The dog perpetrated severe bodily harm without any known provocation
- The dog kills someone without any known provocation
While many dog bite cases are a result of an accident, there are cases that involve dog owners who intentionally possess aggressive, vicious animals. Owners meeting those criteria could be charged with a felony, but that is determined through an investigation conducted by lawyers and other legal personnel. Ultimately, the goal is to determine and at-fault party and assist the victims in their recovery process.
If you have been involved in a dog bite incident, and have suffered some form of injury, you should consider reaching out to a personal injury attorney. Experienced legal counsel can help you decide what course of action is best for you in your recovery.
The law office of Bertoldo, Baker, Carter and Smith has a team of personal injury experts who are experienced in handling a variety of injury cases, including dog bite injury. Our team is the best at doing our due diligence and assisting victims in the recovery of any assets, including lost wages, medical expenses or disability.
To discuss your particular case, we invite you to call us at (702) 228-2600 to arrange a free initial consultation.
Directions to Las Vegas Personal Injury Attorneys from Wells, NV
These directions are from Google Maps starting from:
Total Est. Time: 6 hr 52 mins
Total Est. Distance: 407 mi
- Head west
- Turn right
- Turn left
- Turn right
- Continue straight
- Turn left
- Turn right to merge onto I-80 W
- Merge onto I-80 W
- Take exit 352A for US-93 toward E Wells
- Turn left onto US-93 S
- Turn right to stay on US-93 S
- Turn left onto Great Basin Blvd
- Turn right onto US-6 W
- Turn left onto NV-318 S
- Turn right onto US-93 S
- Turn right to merge onto I-15 S/US-93 S toward US-95/Las Vegas
- Take exit 42 to merge onto US-95 N toward Reno
- Take exit 81B for Rainbow Blvd
- Keep left at the fork, follow signs for Rainbow Blvd S
- Turn left onto NV-595 S/N Rainbow Blvd
- Turn right onto W Sahara Ave
- Destination will be on the right
We are located at:
7408 West Sahara Ave
Las Vegas, Nevada 89117