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Dog Bites in the Battle Born State

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April 30, 2024

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5 minute read

Nevada, known as the Battle Born State, is a haven for residents and visitors alike. While the majority of interactions with our furry friends are positive, dog bites can happen, turning a pleasant experience into a traumatic one. 

In this blog post, we explore the unique challenges presented by personal injuries resulting from dog bites in Nevada and shed light on the essential role Marathon Law Group plays in guiding individuals through the legal complexities of such cases.

The Surprising Prevalence of Dog Bites

Dogs are often regarded as loyal companions, but unexpected incidents can result in bites, causing physical and emotional harm. In Nevada, the prevalence of dog bites underscores the need for understanding the legal recourse available to those who have suffered injuries. Was the dog leashed? Did domestic animals or livestock bite someone in the past? Who is the owner of the domestic animal and/or livestock? Can they be held accountable? 

Immediate Steps After a Dog Bite

The moments following a dog bite are crucial for both immediate care and your case. Marathon Law Group advises individuals to seek medical attention promptly, ensuring wounds are properly cleaned and evaluated by healthcare professionals. Additionally, gathering information about the dog and its owner is crucial, taking photographs of injuries, obtaining addresses, and collecting witness statements, etc. This information will be pivotal to your case. Finally, contact a legal professional who will protect you from the insurance company who will not look out for your best interests.


Nevada's One-Bite Liability for Dog Bites

Nevada is a “one-bite” State, meaning that a dog owner may not be responsible if their dog bites you unless their dog has already bitten someone or displayed a “vicious propensity” to attack in the past. OF Marathon Law Group’s attorneys are well-versed in these laws, providing clients with a clear understanding of their rights in pursuing compensation for medical expenses, pain, and suffering. The laws governing dog bites fall primarily under Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) Chapter 202, specifically NRS 202.500.

Maximizing Compensation for Dog Bite Victims

Dog bites can result in physical injuries, scarring, and emotional trauma, which need to be computed both properly and competently. Marathon Law Group is committed to maximizing compensation for victims, taking into account medical expenses, lost wages, potential future treatments, and the emotional toll of the incident. Their experienced lawyers fight the insurance companies to secure fair settlements, ensuring clients receive the compensation they deserve. 


Navigating Complexities in Dog Bite Cases

Dog bite cases can involve many complex factors, such as the dog’s history, mitigating factors and exceptions, the circumstances of the incident, and the severity of the bite wounds/injuries. Marathon Law Group’s attorneys are adept at navigating these complexities, working with clients to gather evidence, consulting with experts when needed, and building a compelling case that a jury can understand.

Advocacy for Victims of Dog Bites

Victims of dog bites often endure not only physical injuries but also emotional distress. Marathon Law Group acts as steadfast advocates throughout the legal process. Their compassionate approach recognizes the unique challenges faced by dog bite victims and emphasizes the importance of seeking justice.


A dog bite can be a startling and distressing experience, but in the Battle Born State, victims have allies in Marathon Law Group. With a deep understanding of Nevada’s laws and a commitment to maximizing compensation, Marathon Law Group stands as a beacon of support for those navigating personal injuries resulting from dog bites.

For individuals seeking legal guidance and compassionate advocacy in the aftermath of a dog bite in Nevada, Marathon Law Group is the trusted partner who will fight for your rights.

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