Every year, 500 million Americans are victims of dog bites. The seriousness of the injuries varies from one case to another but it is estimated that 800,000 of these victims require medical treatment. Statistics show that 77% of the victims are injured to the face and 60% of the victims are children. Dog bites are becoming more common as the number of dog owners who choose dangerous breeds increases.
In January 2014, an 89 years old woman was mauled to death by her grandson’s three dogs. This shows that no one is safe from dog bites. Numbers actually show that most victims did not provoke the dog before they were attacked.
If you have been a victim of dog bite or if someone in your family has been attacked, you should seek legal action against the owner of the dog. The owner of the animal should be held responsible for what happened and seeking legal action against them could actually prevent more people from becoming victims of the same animal in the future.
Hire a good Corona dog bite lawyer before you take legal action against the owner of the dog that attacked you. You will probably have to negotiate with the insurance company of the dog owner, which is not easy if you do not have any experience in this field. You will also have to demonstrate how the attack impacted your life.
A good lawyer will be able to obtain a fair settlement for you. The average claim for dog bite injuries was $29,396 in 2011 and this number has been increasing since then. A settlement should cover the cost of medical bills, any loss of income and pain and suffering. Assessing pain and suffering is difficult but the amount awarded for pain and suffering is usually calculated by multiplying medical bills by a number between two and four.
Finding an experience and knowledgeable lawyer can increase your chances of getting a fair settlement. If you have been a victim of a dog bite, contact us and we will discuss your options.