Dog Bite Injuries

Fact: According to Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 4.5 million Americans are bitten by dogs each year, and of those, one in five dog bites result in injuries that require medical attention.

Dog bite incidents can be incredibly scary due to the often sudden and unexpected nature of the attack. The shock of dog bites can have a prolonged impact on the mental and physical health of dog bite victims. Animal attacks can disrupt your everyday life, affecting your ability to work, engage in normal activities, and enjoy a sense of safety and security in your own neighborhood.

What do I do after a dog attack?

If you’ve been involved in a dog attack, it’s crucial to prioritize your safety and well-being. Seek immediate medical help for your injuries, document the incident by taking photographs of your injuries and the location, gather evidence and gather any other available information about the dog and dog owner. Report the incident to the appropriate authorities, such as animal control or the police, and consult with a personal injury lawyer to understand your legal rights, explore options for compensation, and receive legal advice on navigating the process to ensure your interests are protected.

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Is a personal injury lawyer needed for a dog bite?

If you have been injured by a dog bite, it is crucial to explore your legal options for a few reasons. Firstly, pursuing legal action can help you seek the compensation you deserve for your injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, and emotional trauma. It can provide the financial support necessary to aid in your recovery and cover any ongoing medical treatment or therapy.

Secondly, holding the responsible parties accountable through legal action can help prevent similar incidents from happening to others in the future. By seeking justice, you contribute to raising awareness about dog bite safety and encourage responsible pet ownership.

Whether the attack was provoked or unprovoked also plays a factor and can help a lawyer fight for your case. By carefully examining the circumstances surrounding the incident, an Atlanta dog bite attorney can determine the appropriate legal course of action, provide guidance, and advocate for your rights, ensuring that you receive the necessary support and representation throughout the process.

The injuries sustained during the attack will be a large factor of your dog bite case. Most dog attacks require some level of medical treatment, but can vary widely in severity. Serious injuries can include disfigurement, broken bones and large lacerations leading to permanent scarring.

If you or a loved one are a victim of a dog bite and sustained serious injuries, discuss your legal options to ensure your lost income, medical bills and life-altering circumstances are acknowledged.

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Our process

It all starts with an initial consultation where we’ll listen to your story, gather information about the incident, and assess the extent of your injuries. We’re here to provide guidance and discuss your legal rights and options.

Next, we will gather evidence, such as medical records, photographs, and witness statements, to build a strong case. Our goal is to determine liability and identify the responsible party or parties involved in the incident. This careful assessment allows us to assess the strength of your case and develop a strategic approach to seek the compensation you deserve.

With the information gathered, we will engage in negotiations with the responsible party’s insurance company. Our experienced team of personal injury lawyers will work tirelessly on your behalf to reach a fair settlement. We understand the importance of securing compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages resulting from the dog bite. If necessary, we are prepared to file a lawsuit and advocate for your rights in court.

Throughout the entire process, our compassionate team is here to support you. We will keep you informed, answer your questions, and provide personalized advice tailored to your specific situation. Our goal is to alleviate your stress and help you navigate the legal process with confidence. Let us handle the legal complexities while you focus on your recovery and well-being.

What makes us different?

At Litner + Deganian, we are not only dedicated to supporting victims of dog bites but also fostering positive change in our community. We are committed to advocating for the rights of dog bite victims and helping them seek the compensation they deserve. Our experienced team works diligently to provide compassionate support and expert legal representation throughout the process, ensuring our clients receive the necessary resources for their recovery.

In addition to our commitment to victims, we have forged meaningful partnerships with local animal rescue organizations. We understand the importance of responsible pet ownership and the need for increased awareness about dog bite prevention.

With Litner + Deganian, you can trust that not only will you receive dedicated legal representation for your dog bite injury case, but you are also supporting an organization that actively works towards preventing future incidents and promoting the welfare of animals in our community.

The proof is in the settlements

We understand that facing the aftermath of a dog bite can be overwhelming, but rest assured, we have the necessary skills and experience to advocate for your rights and pursue the compensation you deserve. Our team’s extensive knowledge in this field allows us to navigate the complexities of these cases, from determining liability to engaging in negotiations with insurance companies.

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