If you have recently been bitten by a dog or have at one point in your life then you know just how painful these bites are. Whether done by a small dog or a big dog, these bites are painful and leave behind scars. After a dog bite you may be stressed out about the health of the dog who bit you and whether pursuing a dog bite case is worthwhile. If the damage that was done was bad enough you may even consider going to a doctor to get it checked out. This is all completely normal and you should not feel crazy for being anxious over a dog bite or attack. The important next step for you to take once you have taken care of the bite itself is to contact our team here at Lieberman Injury Law. We provide free first consultations so you can get an idea of how much action we can pursue with your specific case. This will also give us a chance to take a look at the facts and hear about your situation.
Determining the Value of Your Case
First things first we are going to need to determine that the case is something we can take action for. Once this is given the go-ahead in the consultation call we will then move on to determining the value of your case. There are tons of factors that go into deciding how much the case is worth. To get the big picture and have an estimation, we are going to need to hear your complete side of the story. You need to remember as much as you can and provide us with any information you have. This will allow us to build a stronger case.
Some of the key factors we need to know are:
Did you miss work?
Do you need physical therapy?
How severe are your injuries?
Did you go to the hospital? If so, for how long?
Do you have scarring or disfiguration?
Do you need surgery?
How much are your medical expenses?
Do you have permanent loss of function?
Having answers to some of these questions will let us know what the severity of the situation was and how much compensation you need for your injuries. The owner of the dog is directly responsible for your dog bite injuries through their homeowner’s insurance. With this in mind, we need to remember that they are going to try and settle the case for the lowest amount possible. With the above information provided, we can put up a strong fight and get you the proper compensation for your injuries and time off work. Not only will you get compensation but you will get justice.
Is My Dog Bite Worth Taking Action Over?
A common question we receive is whether the dog bite is something worth taking action over. This all just depends on your personal experience. If you got bitten and had no issues, no interruptions in your life, then you may not want to take action. These cases are often not the strongest ones to pursue. But, if you were attacked and mauled by a dog, or fell ill due to rabies or other diseases, then you should most definitely seek legal action. Some of the more brutal injuries that should be pursued in court are:
- Broken bones
- Nerve damage
- Emotional damage
- Mental health issues such as PTSD
- Eye injuries
- Head and neck injuries
- Puncture wounds
If you are reading this and believe that your situation falls under any of these categories or severity levels, then you may want to reach out to our office. While any dog bite you want can have action taken against the dog owner, more severe injuries should always be given justice and compensation.
You deserve to be compensated for things such as time off work, time spent in the hospital, and so on. To learn more about legal action for dog bites, give our team at Lieberman Injury Law a call today at (954) 596-9944. We are looking forward to getting you justice!