Man’s best friend may be loveable most days, but there are still 4.5 million people every year in the United States who experience a dog’s aggressive side.
Although most bites go unreported, some result in grievous injuries, permanent disability, and even death. If a dog bite resulted in the injury of you or a loved one, never let the attack go undefended. You are eligible for compensation, and a personal injury lawyer can help you gain what you are owed from insurance companies and responsible third parties.
Here are 4 reasons why you should always hire a personal injury lawyer after a dog bite.
The Financial Aftermath Can Be Severe
A dog attack that ends in a trip to the emergency room isn’t just harrowing, it’s expensive. The initial visit alone is hundreds of dollars, not including the potential ambulance ride on the way.
We can’t predict when an injury like a dog bite will happen, thus, there is zero financial preparation involved. The biggest financial issue in these situations is that many people have little or no savings, and even one incident like a dog attack can easily dig them into a hole of debt.
It’s a personal injury lawyer’s job to build your case, negotiate with insurance companies, and ensure that your family gains the maximum compensation for any injuries accrued and the expenses that come with them.
Some of the expenses that personal injury lawyers can recover for are:
- Emergency room visit
- Ambulance transportation
- Blood tests
- Physician services related to the injury
- Prescription drugs
- Physical therapy after the accident
- Medical equipment
Personal Injury Lawyers Know Dog Bite Law
If your personal injury case doesn’t end at the negotiation stage and moves into the need for a resolution by trial, you may be in a pinch unless you’ve been in this situation before.
Most people will only be seriously bitten by a dog once in their lifetime and may not know the rights they have. Personal injury lawyers that specialize in dog attacks, see these problems daily and have centered a huge part of their practice on a complete understanding of Dallas dog bite law.
We can help you navigate the “one bite” rule surrounding dog bites and ensure the animal’s owner is held responsible for your injuries and compensation. The personal injury lawyers of Genthe Law Firm can build your case and ensure you aren’t charged with comparative negligence as the dog bite victim. We are passionate about representing dog attack victims and will do everything in our power to ensure you receive maximum compensation for your incident.
Personal Injury Lawyers Are Your Biggest Advocate
When it comes to working with insurance companies after a dog bite injury, you need a professional that truly understands how to negotiate towards a maximum payout.
All insurance companies are out to save money and will only pay what they deem fair. Usually, this is barely enough to cover the initial ER visit; leaving you left to fend for yourself during the onslaught of bills that will arrive during your recovery.
We Help Preserve Your Relationship With the Owner
When a dog bites someone, the owner is usually a family member or friend of the victim. Getting a lawyer involved can seem like it would damage a relationship; but the reality is, we can actually help preserve them.
Our initial job as lawyers is to go after insurance companies for payouts, not your family members, friends, or neighbors.
Us working with insurance companies to gain compensation prevents under-the-table deals where one person offers to pay another’s medical bills and over time, the relationship becomes strained as personal expenses pile up on both ends.
Protect Your Rights After a Dog Bite Today, With Genthe Law Firm
If you or a loved one were recently a victim of a dog attack, let the lawyers of Genthe Law Firm help. We are a team of Dallas personal injury lawyers that defend your rights and seek necessary compensation for your injuries from insurance companies and negligent parties.
Our Genthe Guarantee helps you save money while we fight for you. You won’t pay us a thing until we recover.
Schedule your free legal consultation with a member of our firm today.