Individuals who have been bitten or attacked by a dog can file a personal injury claim based on the severity of the injury. A Colorado dog bite lawyer can help you get the necessary compensation to fully recover and get back to full health. Dog attacks happen more often than most people think which is why it is important to be cautious and vigilant and to know how to handle the situation should one arise. Here are some more tips and guidelines to help you find the right attorney for the job.
Dog Bite Statistics
Dog bites happen frequently and can have very serious effects on their victims. Statistics show that every 40 seconds someone seeks medical treatment for a dog bite. Out of every three dog bites that occur, it is estimated that only one is reported. There are about one million dog attack victims in the United States that seek medical treatment each year. Over 334,000 victims have to go to the emergency room because of dog attacks each year. About 2% of the U.S. population, or 4.7 million people, are bitten by dogs every year. Over 50% are children. The attack usually occurs at home or at a family member or friend’s house.
What Clients Expect
Clients can expect to ask for a personal injury claim by reporting the incident as soon as it happens. It would be best to provide sufficient evidence such as taking photos of the injuries, getting a copy of medical records and recording the address where the incident occurred. The dog bite lawyer will most likely try to get in touch with the owner of the dog to try and settle the case out of court if possible.
It is also important to ask for some other details such as, the vaccination records of the animal, the breed of dog and any evidence of the owner following state guidelines on proper animal care and safety. Owners can be charged penalized more if they are found breaking state or federal regulations on animal control, such as animal abuse or keeping illegal breeds.
Where to Search
A number of law firms have dog bite lawyers in their personal injuries offices. The best way to start your search is by looking online and trying to see if the company is the right one for you. Try to look and see if they have handled cases similar to yours before. Discuss with the attorney how he or she intends to deal with the matter and what your expectations are for the outcome. Make you tell your attorney all of the results that you expect to receive so you can work together to strengthen your case. Feel free to ask about any professional fees and other costs that may be incurred throughout the proceedings. Indicate all of your concerns and questions before you choose an attorney to handle your case.
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