Dog bite injuries can leave you with serious damages that you deserve compensation for. When you file your claim, you shouldn’t expect the insurance company or the defense to be easygoing about giving you a fair settlement.
A lawyer is often the best way to get the best settlement possible. The dog bite lawyers at John Foy & Associates are dedicated to their clients. Don’t be afraid to reach out to our firm for a free consultation at no risk or obligation to you at (404) 400-4000.
Dog Bite Injuries Can Cost You a Lot in Damages
Don’t underestimate the biting strength of a dog. While some people can walk away from a dog bite incident with minimal injuries, a lot of people go to the hospital each year due to severe wounds they sustained from their bite.
A recent study published in 2019 by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) states that in 2018, 26,906 people underwent plastic surgery for dog bite repair. You may think of plastic surgery as purely cosmetic, but many of these procedures are also part of treatment to help remove scarring and return functionality to the area bitten.
Medical expenses aren’t cheap. Even if you have good health insurance on your end, there’s no guarantee that it will cover all of your expenses or even cover that specific injury altogether. There’s no need to put yourself between going into debt or receiving the treatment you deserve for an accident you had no control over.
What Benefit Does a Lawyer Bring?
When you retain a lawyer, you get many benefits, including:
- Assistance gathering information and evidence for your case
- Handing all communications with other parties regarding your case
- Ensuring that all of your deadlines are met, and all of your paperwork gets filed accurately
- Keeping your information and evidence private and safe
- Providing you with expert legal advice and answering all of your questions in a timely manner
- Calculating all of your economic and non-economic damages
- Handling negotiations and representing you in court if necessary
You shouldn’t discount all of the positive impacts a lawyer can have for your dog bite claim. While your lawyer handles all of the legal responsibilities and pressures, you can rest and recover from your injuries.
How Much Compensation Can a Lawyer Help Me Recover?
Dog bite cases will vary, so there’s no real way to know how much you can recover until a lawyer reviews your case first. Nationally, most claims will result in compensation somewhere around $44,000, give or take. This is according to the most recent data published by the Insurance Information Institute (III).
Various factors, such as the severity of your damages and how much they’ve impacted your life, can fluctuate the amount of compensation you can receive. However, one thing for certain is that insurance companies will always try to give you less than what your damages are valued at.
Fight Back Against the Insurance Companies
You should never trust insurance companies. After your dog bite incident, you may have insurance adjusters call you trying to persuade you to settle early and avoid retaining a lawyer. These are all just ways for the insurance company to convince you to settle on their terms, not yours.
Don’t settle for less. Always remember that insurance companies are businesses first above anything else. They’re going to try and protect their own wallet by giving you a settlement that’s way below what you truly deserve.
With a lawyer representing your best interests, you can fight back against the legal team and resources an insurance company has. Most claims often settle out of court precisely because the insurance company doesn’t want to deal with a long and costly legal battle against a law firm that actually knows what it’s doing.
You Can Trust John Foy & Associates with Your Case
With over 20 years of history and millions recovered for our clients, our track record speaks for itself. We always put our clients’ needs first well above our own.
Best of all, you don’t have to pay us for anything upfront. We will work hard to win you compensation for your damages. If we can’t do this, you don’t pay us anything.
There are also no hidden costs attached, and we are always honest about everything we do.
Get a Free Consultation on Your Dog Bite Injury Case Today
We offer free consultations to all potential clients. You can get in contact with one of our dog bite attorneys today by calling (404) 400-4000.