Although most dogs are safe and gentle to be around, they can pose a risk and attack people. Dog bites can range from minor injuries to severe mauling resulting in permanent injury, and in worse case scenarios, death. If not treated, dog bites can get infected very quickly and may require reconstruction of the damaged tissue or amputation.
Dog owners are responsible for paying for compensation if their dog has attacked you. The owners’ responsibility extends to both humans and other pets that have been injured by their dogs. As a result, if a dog attacks you resulting in injury, you can pursue their owner for your bills and expenses.
Having an experienced dog bite attorney by your side is crucial to ensure the best solution is sought.
Why Hire a Dog Bite Attorney
As with any serious injury, when you have sustained a dog bite, your lawyer will encourage you to seek prompt and appropriate medical care. Having an attorney can help you receive the compensation necessary to pay for any bills to not shoulder the financial burden from an attack.
Here are a few benefits of having a dog bite attorney on your side:
An Attorney Knows Your State’s Dog Bite Laws
Every state is different when it comes to dog bite laws. Some states automatically assign negligence to an owner, while others may require evidence the dog has a violent past. An attorney will have the experience necessary to ensure the required claims are filed and complied with.
You Have a Skilled Negotiator On Your Side
The insurance company may offer you a settlement, but that does not mean you will get the compensation you need or deserve. In most cases, they will offer much less than what is necessary. An attorney will know how to negotiate with insurance companies and have experience handling these types of cases.
Access To Resources
If your case is difficult to prove, your attorney will have the means and resources to investigate to collect any necessary information or evidence to build your case.
Work With Experienced Dog Bite Attorneys
If you have suffered physical injuries due to a dog bite, you may be entitled to financial compensation. The Valente Law Group has respected and trustworthy dog bites attorneys that build legal strategies tailored to your case.
At The Valente Law Group, we have over twenty-five years of experience and strive to find the best solution p possible for our clients.