Recovering Compensation In A Dog Bite Case
Like any personal injury claim, there are many different factors that must be considered when determining whether you are entitled to compensation in a dog bite case. In many situations, a victim must show that the animal has a history of aggression to recover compensation. Leash laws and other local ordinances may also have a significant impact on your recovery. It is also important to note that although dog owners are often responsible if their dog causes injury in a public or private place, they may not liable if an injured person was unlawfully trespassing. Injuries sustained from dog bites are usually covered by homeowner’s insurance, which means that insurance investigators are often at work immediately following a dog attack. Unfortunately, insurance companies care more about their bottom line than injured victims and try to pay as little as possible in compensation or deny valid claims altogether. If you are involved in or a witness to an animal attack, it is vital to take photos of the scene and injuries, jot down notes, gather witness statements and document the details of the incident any way you can. Do not give a statement to insurance adjusters or sign anything from an insurance company before speaking with a qualified dog bite lawyer. Our knowledgeable legal team at Stanley Law Offices will assess your case, determine whether it is worth pursuing and advise you on the best course of action to recover maximum compensation.