A dog attack lawyers from Pravati can help
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4.4 million people are bitten by dogs in the U.S. each year. Of these bites, nearly 900,000 will require medical treatment. Everyone knows how expensive medical care can be—yet often, people underestimate the cost of treating dog bite injuries.
The Dangers of a Dog Bite
In addition to the immediate physical injuries and pain caused by a dog bite, bacteria in the canine mouth that cause infection of an otherwise simple bite wound. While everyone is aware of rabies, there are a number of other infectious agents that may be involved in a dog bite. Among the most dangerous of these are tetanus, MRSA and Pasteurella. These infections aren’t just painful; they can also cause ongoing health problems for some people. Even worse, these injuries can cause deep psychological scarring requiring counseling and sometimes medication to overcome.
Any breed of dog can attack, which makes it difficult to protect yourself from the injury. If it happens, make sure that you ask for the animal’s vaccination records and that you get pictures of the injury and the animal itself. Then, after making a written record of the incident, seek medical attention to ensure that you don’t have a more serious injury than you realize.
As the victim of a dog bite, you may be entitled to compensation. In 2011, Forbes.com wrote about a dog bite incident that resulted in a $30,000 award. This was a bit above the 2011 average cost of a dog bite claim, which they found was $26,166. By 2014, however, the average had risen to $32,072—according to dogsbite.org. These monetary awards don’t just cover medical expenses, they may also pay for pain and suffering, lost wages and property damage.
Lawyer Referral For Dog Bite Lawsuits
In order to get any award, you need to find a dog bite lawyer who has the experience and knowledge to properly establish liability and damages. This may not be as easy as you think—yet it’s the most vital step you can take. At Pravati Legal Networks, we understand that having the right legal representation is the key to winning your case. That’s why we’ve spent years building a network of lawyers who specialize in various case types, including dog bites. We can match you to a dog attack lawyers who has a better chance of helping you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today and we can introduce you to one of our dog attack lawyers who charge no upfront fees or retainers. They can do this because they’ve chosen instead to work on a contingency basis—getting paid only after winning your case.
Dog Attack Lawyers
Dog Bite Parameters For Lawyer referral
- The injured person was attacked or injured by a dog.
- The person being sued (the defendant) is the owner of the dog.
- The victim didn’t provoke the dog to bite.
- The victim was acting peaceably somewhere he or she had the right to be.
If you or a loved one were injured by a Dog Bite, contact Pravati Legal Networks today.