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.
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 every year
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.
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