Dog Bite Injury: Who is Liable?
Many people who are bitten by dogs often do not take their injuries seriously. They see their injuries as if they were simply a minor cut or just a scratch. What most people don’t know is that 1 in every 5 dog bites is severe enough to require professional medical attention. Being bitten or scratched by a dog automatically puts a person at risk for infection or further illness.
The majority of dog bite cases are due to a person being bitten by a dog owned by a family member or friend of the victim. Due to this, many dog bite injury victims may be hesitant to file a personal injury claim over their injuries. The Wyoming Advocates certainly understand such hesitation. But what most people aren’t aware of is that dog bite injury claims aren’t filed against the dog’s owner. The injury claim is filed against the insurance policy of the home owner. When you hire an Advocate to represent your legal case, we will ensure your dog bite injury claim is handled in a professional and courteous manner so that no damage will come to your personal relationship.
How an Advocate Can Help Your Dog Bite Case
The dog bite lawyers with the Wyoming Advocates can help you after your injury in several different ways:
- Help you obtain fair compensation for your injuries and losses
- Refer you to a network of doctors and medical specialists
- Help defer your medical bills until a settlement is reached
- Protect your legal rights and advocate for you
- Build the best possible dog bite injury case
When you hire an attorney to represent you and your dog bite claim, you’ll likely receive over 5 times more in compensation for your losses than you would if you attempted to pursue your claim without legal representation. With an Advocate on your legal team, we will build you the strongest case possible so that you receive maximum compensation for the injuries you suffered from your dog bite.
What Will an Advocate Do That a Regular Attorney Won’t
The attorneys with the Wyoming Advocates are not your run-of-the-mill lawyers. Above all, we strive to put our clients’ needs first and foremost. Here is a list of just a few things that make the Wyoming Advocates unique compared to other law firms:
- You pay ZERO attorney fees unless we WIN your case
- Our attorneys are available 24 hours a day to answer your questions
- If you are unable to visit us, we’ll come out to meet you wherever you may be
- We treat every client uniquely since no two cases are the same
- The Advocates put your needs above all
- With an Advocate on your side, you will never be just another case
How to Know If You Have a Viable Dog Bite Case
One of the most important factors to consider when making a dog bite injury claim is the location of where the dog bite occurred. If the incident took place on your own property or even in a public space, then you could have a legitimate case.
Another relevant factor is whether there were any signs warning of a dog posted nearby or if the dog’s owner advised you to keep your distance. If you were instructed to not approach the dog in any way then you might not have a viable dog bite injury claim since your actions can be construed as causing the attack.
Such factors show how difficult it can be to prove liability in a dog bite case and why you need an experienced dog bite attorney to help you obtain just compensation for your injuries and losses. If you’ve been bitten by a dog and suffered debilitating injuries in the process, then you’ll need an Advocate on your side. Our attorneys have decades of experience helping dog bite victims just like you. Don’t wait to make your life whole again. You can either call our office at (307) 466-0003 for a free evaluation of your case or chat online with a live attorney right now from our homepage. Contact us today. You deserve an Advocate!