If you or a loved one is the victim of a dog bite or dog attack in Hawaii, then you should know that you are entitled, under Hawaii Law, to compensation for personal injury and/or property damage. Proving the dog owner’s negligence is essential to recover damages and that’s because Hawaii is a one-bite rule state. This refers to the fact that a dog owner will be held responsible for the bites caused by his or her dog if he/she had knowledge of the dog’s vicious or dangerous tendencies. That’s why it’s in your best interest to find and retain a top-rated and experienced dog bite attorney in Hawaii.
Your Hawaii dog bite lawyer will provide you with the aggressive representation that you need for a successful outcome of your dog bite case, Keep in mind that when filing a negligence per se or negligent handling claim, several facts must be proven. Negligence per se involves the violation of a statute. Without the assistance of an experienced lawyer with a vast knowledge of the one-bite rule and that specializes in handling dog bite and dog attack cases, you risk getting no compensation for your pain and suffering, as well as your medical expenses.
Also known as one free bite, the one-bite rule protects dog owners in Hawaii from liability as to the first bite caused by the dog, unless liability can be based upon knowledge ( legally known as “scienter” ), intentional behavior and/or negligence, including negligence per se, for violation an animal control law like a leash law. Your trusted Hawaii dog bite attorney will help you navigate the legalese and at once draw upon their legal expertise, deep understanding of the one-bite rule, and experience in handling thousands of dog bite cases to devise a winning strategy and help you move forward.
Keep in mind that a dog bite lawsuit in Hawaii must be filed within 2 years after the dog bite or dog attack, so it’s important to seek legal assistance in due time. If you are a dog bite victim and you’re looking for an experienced and trusted dog bite attorney in Hawaii, do not hesitate to get in touch with the reputable personal injury law firm Lowenthal & Lowenthal by calling (808) 242-5000 or by filling out the online contact form to set up a free, no-obligation consultation with one the best dog bite lawyers in Hawaii and implicitly, a free evaluation of your dog bite case.