Fremont Dog Bite Lawyer
Dog bites might not seem like a serious problem. But they’re pretty common and they cause a lot of harm. In fact, over 4.5 million people are attacked by dogs every year, and about 800,000 of these cases require medical attention.
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A dog attack can be a harrowing experience, especially for a child. And sadly, children are most likely to be the victim in these cases.
If you or a loved one was harmed by a vicious dog, you have every right to seek full compensation. And you don’t have to accept the first offer the insurance company makes.
To learn more about your rights after a dog attack, contact Bottlinger Law, L.L.C today. We can file a claim to help you get the money you need to cover the cost of your medical bills. And you won’t owe us anything unless we win your case.
Call (402) 505-8234 to learn more today.
When you or someone you love is attacked by a dog, it can damage you and your family physically, emotionally, and financially. The owner’s homeowner’s or renter’s insurance will cover injuries caused by a dog bite. But a lot of victims don’t realize that they have the right to file a claim, and they just accept the first offer the insurance company makes.
Insurance companies try to save money whenever they can. They usually make a lowball offer that doesn’t come close to covering the true cost of the medical attention the victim will need.
The insurance agent is not your friend. They may even try to get you to sign a statement that will make it impossible for you to get the money you need. Don’t sign any papers from the insurance company and don’t accept any offers until you speak with a dog bite lawyer.
Your Fremont injury attorney will investigate the accident so they can file a claim that reflects your actual expenses. The medical treatment that the victim requires may be extensive, involving emergency room treatment, staples, stiches, antibiotics, and more. The total cost of care may also include:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Skin grafts
- Reconstructive treatment
- Rabies shots
- Emotional counseling
Your dog bite attorney understands how state and local laws will impact your claim. Nebraska is a strict liability state when it comes to dog bites. That means owners are responsible for any harm their dog causes, even if the dog has not attacked another person in the past.
There are also local laws to consider. In Fremont, Massachusetts, owners are required to prevent their dogs form running around at large. Dogs in Fremont can be legally classified as Nuisance Vicious Dogs if they commit such acts as growling, snapping, chasing people, or attacking pets.
Offenses where a dog is determined to be a threat to public safety are subject to District Court or Municipal Court proceedings and may result in civil forfeiture and other penalties.
Although we may see them as pets, dogs are often big, strong animals with sharp teeth designed for hunting wild prey. When they attack, dogs instinctively go for the victim’s head and neck.
Dogs are capable of knocking a person over, which can break bones. Injuries and other negative consequences caused by a dog bite may include:
- Puncture wounds
- Catastrophic injuries
- Bone fractures
- Torn or missing skin
- Injuries to neck, face, or head
- Eye injuries
- Severe blood loss
- Crush injuries
- Nerve damage
- Extensive scarring
- Wrongful death
You shouldn’t have to pay your own medical expenses if you or a loved one was the victim of a dog attack.
Bottlinger Law, L.L.C has a perfect A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau of Nebraska. Call (402) 505-8234 to learn more today. We’re on your side.
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