Q: How do I know if I should use an attorney if I or my loved one has been bitten by a dog?
A: If you or your child has been bitten by a dog, it is important to call an attorney as soon as possible. Dog bite cases can get complicated because of insurance coverage issues. In many cases the dog owner’s insurance company may try to say that their coverage doesn’t apply to your situation.
Landlord-tenant dog-bite situations
This especially gets complicated in landlord-tenant situations. There are different rules and theories that a lawyer can use to make your claim, but you need to talk to somebody with experience in order to do that.
Future medical needs
With dog bites, it’s not just your medical bills that you should be compensated for—if you have a scar, you should receive compensation for the appearance of the scar and for the permanency of the scar. Sometimes, there is future medical care or surgery needed down the line to make the scar look better.
Contact the experts
Talk with an dog bite lawyer who can sit down with you and take a look at your injury, evaluate your situation, and get the proper experts and medical professionals involved to fully evaluate the injury and present your claim to the insurance company.