PA & NJ DOG BITE LAWYERS
Serious dog bites can lead to death, disfigurement, and permanent scarring. Don’t let the physical and emotional trauma of a dog bite incident prevent you from protecting yourself and recovering the damages you deserve.
According to the CDC, around 4.5 million Americans are bitten by dogs each year. About 885,000 of those dog bite incidents will be serious enough to require medical attention, and half of those injured parties will be children. Indeed, children ages 5-9 represent the most at-risk group for both dog bites in general and serious bites requiring medical treatment and/or hospitalization. Generally, young children just have no idea how dangerous that shaggy neighborhood dog can be.
Observing and teaching children basic safety rules when it comes to dogs is the best way to prevent dog bites. The CDC has some useful tips on its website for individuals and communities who want to reduce dog bite incidents.
Medical and Emotional Costs of Dog Bites
Unfortunately, dog bites can and will always happen. And when the bite is serious enough to require medical attention, after seeking medical care and speaking to you physician, you will probably next want to speak to an attorney with experience handling dog bite cases.
At times, victims who have suffered serious dog bites who do not have legal representation will either be undercompensated or not compensated at all by insurance companies; or they will receive payout amounts that are far smaller than what they deserve.
That’s a serious problem when the typical dog bite that requires medical attention results in expensive medical treatment bills. And if you find yourself unable to go to work, you can add lost wages to that amount. And those bills increase significantly if emergency medical treatment and/or hospitalization is involved. You should not have to foot that bill if you are attacked by a dog with a vicious or ferocious propensity.
Recover What You Deserve From Dog Bite Injuries
Given that insurance companies often try to undervalue your dog bite claim, the expertise and advocacy of an experienced dog bite lawyer could make a huge difference in recovering your medical costs and other damages.
Moreover, most victims of dog bites do not know the best way to handle what has just happened them; nor do they know how to approach insurance adjusters in order to get the maximum settlement amount. For instance, many victims will play right into the hands of the insurance adjuster by making recorded statements that will ultimately damage their case or get their claim dismissed altogether.
Such mistakes, while completely understandable, should be avoided at all costs. And the best way to avoid damaging your own claim is to get help from a legal professional who understands the ins and outs of dog bites cases.
PA & NJ Dog Bite Attorneys
The dog bite lawyers at Green & Schafle can help. We will not only advocate for your case against insurers, but give you and your family some much-needed peace of mind.
If you or anyone you know has been the victim of a dog bite, please contact our attorneys immediately for a free consultation toll-free at 215-462-3330 or by using our online contact form.