What to do after a dog bite?
If you’ve been bitten by a dog or other animal that you’re not familiar with, it’s imperative that you find out who the owner is. This is important because you need to learn more about the vaccination record of the dog.
Following the attack, dog bite victims should seek legal representation from the experienced dog bite attorneys at Schenk Podolsky as soon as possible. Victims of dog bites might be entitled to compensation for their injuries. To recover compensation, evidence from the scene of the attack must be gathered and used in building your case. If there were witnesses to the attack, make sure to collect their contact information as this will help in obtaining a statement. Furthermore, photographs of the injuries sustained in the attack are also helpful.
How can attorneys from Schenk Podolsky help you?
Dog bite victims should consider hiring an attorney. If you plan on participating in legal proceedings, you should hire a lawyer. Dog bites have a short Statute of Limitations of only 1 year so it is important to get started early. Our experienced attorneys can help you in establishing a claim and negotiating with the insurance company and other parties during the process.
In most cases, the dog owner, who is the at-fault party, will have insurance. You can expect a call from them after the attack. The insurance adjuster who is handling the claim will want to speak to you about it. We highly recommend that you don’t talk about settlements or money alone with the insurance company. Most often, the insurance company would want to limit their liability and minimize their expenses. That’s why you need one of our experienced personal injury attorneys.
If the insurance company contacts you, make sure that you get the information on which insurance company it is, contact phone number, address, claim number, and the person who is responsible for it.
The sole goal of the insurance company and the agents and lawyers that work there is to minimize their liability and limit how much they will pay you for your compensation. They are well-versed in legal technicalities. To level the playing field, you should also have legal representation.
Have you or a loved one been injured from a dog attack? Don't wait, it’s important to seek out the services of a professional attorney immediately. Contact us today!
How much compensation can you get?
Knowledgeable dog bite attorneys will carefully review your case before putting a specific figure in front of you. Usually, dog bite victims can receive compensation for:
- Current and future medical bills
- Emotional distress
- Lost wages
- Other expenses and losses related to the attack
The at-fault party’s insurance will try to pay less than what the case is worth. They will try to find proof that you provoked the dog or that you, in some way, are responsible for the attack. Dog bite claims can often get complicated since insurance companies are unlikely to settle with the victim until they hire legal representation. Schenk Podolsky has experienced dog bite attorneys to help you get the compensation you deserve and protect your rights.
If you want to discuss your case, contact Schenk Podolsky for a free consultation today.
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