You might want to get legal help on your side if a dog bit you. A legal team can be on your side and help you resolve your claim and potentially obtain compensation for your losses. You can contact Pintas & Mullins Law Firm to handle your dog bite claim.
Start working with one of our dog bite lawyers after an attack so we can help you build a claim for compensation. Here are some other ways a dog bite lawyer from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm might be able to help you.
Proving Liability in a Dog Bite Claim
A dog bite may leave you dealing with serious injuries and unsure where to turn for help. Pintas & Mullins Law Firm may be able to provide you with the legal support you want in this trying time. Our team has over 50 years of combined experience in the legal field.
You may contact us if you wish to work with a law firm that has resolved over 10,000 cases. We may be able to offer assistance and represent your case. Resolving a dog bite claim may be complicated. Let us take charge of your case right now.
Millions of people are bitten by dogs every year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In order to get compensation for a dog bite, your lawyer may need to demonstrate that:
- You were bitten by a dog
- You were legally on the property where the bite occurred
- You did not provoke the dog
Your lawyer can also help you find the dog’s owner to bring you compensation for your losses. A lawyer may also need to find out if the dog was previously aggressive or if the dog bit anyone in the past. In some states, you may be unable to get compensation if the dog previously displayed no aggressive behavior.
The team at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm may be able to investigate your case, starting right now. We may be able to work with experts to determine what happened during your canine attack. This may allow us to build a claim for you.
Getting a Settlement Estimate
Most dog bite claims are handled outside of the court system through a settlement. The team at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm understands the type of payout you could expect from a dog bite settlement. Our team might be able to give you an estimate of what you can expect to receive as compensation.
According to the Insurance Information Institute (III), individuals who filed a dog bite claim received an average of $44,760 from insurance companies in 2019.
However, this average may vary depending upon which state you live in, along with the specifics of your case. Some states had a higher average settlement, while others, like Ohio, had a much lower average settlement amount. You may speak with a lawyer about average settlements in your area.
The compensation you receive may depend upon the severity of your injuries. Individuals who suffer serious injuries from a canine attack may get more compensation than other individuals. Dog bites may result in:
- Deep puncture wounds
- Broken bones
- Nerve and muscle damage
- Serious infections
In addition to seeking legal assistance after you are bitten by a dog, you should get medical care for your injuries. Fast medical help may help you demonstrate that your injuries were caused by the dog attack. This may allow you to get your medical expenses covered by an insurance settlement.
Filing a Dog Bite Lawsuit
As we mentioned, the odds are high that your dog bite claim may be resolved outside of the court system. However, this is not always the case. A dog bite lawyer may suggest that you file a lawsuit against the dog’s owner in some cases. Often, this occurs if the insurance company representing the dog’s owner fails to agree to a fair settlement.
The team at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm may be able to help you take your claim to court. We understand that you must file a lawsuit before the statute of limitations expires on your claim. We may be able to build your case, so you are ready to go before a judge and jury. Find out more right now.
Contact Pintas & Mullins Law Firm to Handle a Dog Bite Claim
You may contact us if you want to get legal help on your side, handling either a settlement or a court case for you. Find out more about how Pintas & Mullins Law Firm could help by calling a member of our team at (800) 816-0755.