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Dog Bite Attacks: Do You Have A Case?

Dog owners have a responsibility to keep their pets restrained and under control when around other people. If attacked by a dog, holding the owner accountable can sometimes be difficult to prove. These attacks can result in lingering pain, infections, permanent scarring, and in the most extreme cases, even death. If you or a child has been injured by a dog bite or attack, an injury lawyer can handle your claim to help get the money you deserve.

Dog Bite Injuries

The 6 major types of dog bites:

  • Scars
  • Infections
  • Nerve Injury
  • Non-bite injury
  • Fatalities
  • Injured children

Bitten by a Dog? Take These Steps

  • Seek immediate medical attention
  • Collect information on owner and breed of animal is useful when determining liability
  • Go to the doctor or emergency room if necessary
  • Speak to any eye witnesses who were present at the time of your dog bite (Be sure to grab their contact information)
  • Gather insurance information or any other useful information from the owner
  • Follow the doctors orders (Take the medication given to you as directed and adhere to any other medical advice or direction given to you)
  • Do not discuss liability with the owner and/or with the insurance company
  • Contact an injury lawyer to discuss next steps

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Why You Should Hire A Lawyer

Dog Bite Statistics

Over four million people are bitten by dogs in the U.S. every year. The Centers for Disease Control report that over 800,000 people seek treatment for dog bites each year in the United States. While some bites are superficial, tens of thousands of victims receive bites so severe they must undergo reconstructive surgery. In these cases, a dog bite lawyer can help victims recover money for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages. “Man’s Best Friend” is America’s most popular household pet. Of the 70 million dogs in the U.S., the overwhelming majority are docile, friendly, and safe companions. But dogs are powerful animals, with sharp fangs and strong jaws capable of causing painful, debilitating injuries. If you have suffered due to a dog bite or an attack, consulting with a injury lawyer can be the difference of getting the money you deserve for you injuries.

What You Need To Know

Some dog bites can be very serious, resulting in severe pain, permanent scarring, soft tissue damage, nerve damage, infection, and the need for surgery. An injury lawyer can get your current and future medical bills covered, pain and suffering, physical and emotion trauma and replacement of lost wages if you were out of work to recover from the attack.

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Cost of Hiring A Lawyer

In most dog bite cases, it could prove more costly not to hire a dog bite lawyer. Proving these cases is complex, requiring an expert to win the day. Numerous studies show that dog bite victims who hire personal injury attorneys generally receive much higher settlements than those who don’t, even after paying the dog bite attorney for services rendered. Another piece of good news: the vast majority of injury lawyers take cases on a contingency basis. Under these agreements, the dog bite attorney takes a percentage of the funds they win for you after they collect for your case. This saves you upfront costs, and if he doesn’t win, often you won’t owe the dog bite lawyer a dime. You have nothing to lose, and your settlement or award to gain.

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Should I Contact a Lawyer for a Dog Bite Injury?

Victims recover large sums of money for dog bite injuries. Generally, these cases are settled around thirty or forty thousand dollars, and sometimes higher. To maximize the amount of compensation you may receive, it’s important to hire a qualified injury lawyer familiar with dog bite state laws.

Find out if you have an injury claim by answering the questions below:

  • Did the dog attack result in permanent medical issues?
  • Was the dog attack unprovoked?
  • Did the attack take place on public property?
  • Did the owner breach a local leash law?

If a dog attack has led to death, you may want to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit

Important: Time Limit to File Injury Claim

State law limits how long you have after an injury occurs until you file an injury claim. If you’ve been hurt in an accident or due to negligence, it’s critical you speak to a local personal injury lawyer as soon as possible, to see if you have a claim and can get money for your injuries, lost income, and medical bills.

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