Representing Injury Victims Of Animal Attacks
Dog bites often leave victims with both physical and psychological problems that can be long-lasting. Scarring and disfigurement are a reality in many cases — and can be expensive to treat.
Children, in particular, are often victims of dog bites. Children’s injuries are particularly heartbreaking — and can be expensive to deal with in the long run.
Some people hesitate to talk to an attorney when a dog bite involved a dog belonging to a friend, neighbor or family member. “I don’t want to sue my uncle,” they tell us, but they could just as easily be talking about a next-door neighbor or brother of a friend.
Children’s Injuries Require Careful Consideration — A Lifetime Is A Long Time To Cope With Scarring Caused By A Dog Bite
At Lamkin, Van Eman, Trimble & Dougherty, LLC, in Columbus, Ohio, we understand your sentiments.
However, homeowners have insurance and other people often have applicable insurance that can provide the compensation you or your child needs after a dog bite injury. Costs may escalate to the point where you will have no choice but to bring a lawsuit, even when the dog belongs to someone you know.
Before making any decisions, we invite you to reach out to us to talk further about your potential legal options.
Things To Be Aware Of After A Canine Bite Accident
There are several things to keep in mind after you or your child has been injured in an animal attack:
1. Insurance claim adjusters: Beware of insurance adjusters who may urge you to accept an early settlement before you know the extent of your injuries.
2. Infection: In cases of dog bites, this is a real possibility. Do not accept a settlement until you and your doctor are convinced that this danger has passed.
3. Reconstructive surgery: You or your loved one may need reconstructive surgery in the future. To calculate what a fair settlement is now, your attorney may need to work with physicians and economists who can project what that surgery is likely to cost.
The bottom line: Do not accept a settlement offer until you know what lies ahead. Such offers are often lower than what you need or deserve.
Talk To Our Team To Learn More About Your Legal Options
If you or your child was attacked and injured by a dog or other vicious animal, you need an attorney who is committed to securing fair compensation for you or your loved one.
Contact our team today to schedule an appointment with a lawyer from our office.