Representing Victims of Dog Bites
Richmond Injury Lawyers Providing Zealous Counsel
In most cases, dogs are known to be kind and loving animals that provide
great support and companionship for humans. However, they are still instinctual
animals that can respond rapidly and violently to the surrounding environment,
including the people in it. Furthermore, an owner can be negligent in
providing their dog with the proper vaccinations to protect the spreading
of disease to humans. This can lead to a dog bite that not only causes
momentary pain and shock, but also
serious injuries and medical problems that carry lasting financial and emotional consequences.
If a dog has bitten you, you may have grounds to take legal action.
Contact our Richmond personal injury attorneys or call Halperin Law Center at (804) 220-0223.
Do I Really Need a Lawyer for my Dog Bite?
Yes. Less than 1% of dog bite victims are compensated for their injuries.
That means that out of 4.7 million dog bites a year, insurance companies
pay only 15,000 victims. Here's something else to consider; if you
do take legal action after a dog bite, an attorney can yield significantly
higher payouts from insurance companies than if you were to deal with
them on your own. Many times an insurer will only pay 10-20% of what the
victim is owed and keep the rest for themselves. Halperin Law Center makes
sure that this doesn't happen. When you hire us, we deal directly
with the insurance company to ensure that you receive the amount owed.
Statistics on dog bites:
- In the United States 1,000 individuals are treated for dog bite injuries every day
- Nearly 2/3 of dog bites occur from a familiar dog near the victim's property
- Insurance companies pay more than one billion dollars in dog bite settlements
Don't disregard a dog bite. Take action by
calling Halperin Law Center at (804) 220-0223 now. Our seasoned Richmond personal injury lawyers can
put their 24+ years of experience to work on your case right away.
Start by filling out a free case evaluation today.