A dog bite can result in many different injuries. It is likely that you will have suffered a significant one if you were attacked by an aggressive animal. The most typical kinds of dog bite injuries we see in victims include:
If you suffer trauma, understand that this is an injury that is taken especially seriously because it can deeply affect your quality of life. If your child is the victim of a dog bite, that trauma can carry over into their adult life and have a significant affect on how their future might look. They may never want to be around a dog again. That is a huge damage.
In order to have a successful case, you need to make sure that you are getting treated for your injuries and that you follow all of your doctor’s orders. The insurance company will take any excuse to reduce or eliminate your claim. If they see that you haven’t been treated or that you did not continue treatment, they will try to claim that you either lied about how you were hurt or how severely you were injured.
There is a common misconception when it comes to dog bite cases. If you know the owner of the dog and are even friends with them, you may be hesitant to file a claim. You might think that you are suing your friend. That is not the case. You are bringing a personal injury claim against the homeowner’s insurance. These insurance companies are well-equipped to handle these types of cases. You should never feel badly about seeking the compensation that you deserve regardless of who owned the animal.
Once it is determined who is at fault for your case, the amount of compensation that you receive will be decided. You are going to be compensated for a number of things. That might include the medical bills you have paid and are expected to pay into the future, any lost wages you have or will have missed out on, as well as the pain and suffering that you have endured or will continue to endure. Any expense that is related to your dog bite injury can be compensated for.
If you want to make sure that you have the best shot at full and fair compensation, you need to follow all of the guidelines of collecting evidence. It is best to have the authorities on the scene to take an official report but you can do some things yourself. You can take photos of the dog, the property, and your injuries to keep as evidence. You will also need to take the dog handler’s information down. If there are witnesses, you should get their contact information as well.
To protect this information and ensure that it is going to be put to good use, you need to get your evidence to our Augusta dog bite lawyers right away so that they can do their job to protect your rights.
If you have been injured by a dog, you already know that it can have a huge negative impact on someone’s life. We want to hold the liable party responsible for their negligence and get you the results that you deserve.
Please do not hesitate to call our office and set up your initial consultation for free today. We will be there every step of your case to protect your rights and ensure that you have the best chance at full compensation.