How Do I File A Dog Bite Claim?
If you have been bitten by a dog, the following dog bite statutes may apply to your situation:
1. Your state’s Dog Bite Injury law (or)
2. Your state’s Dangerous Dog Law/Liability Statute
3. The owner or keeper of the dog’s homeowner liability policy
If you decide to file a dog bite claim, it is recommended that you contact a lawyer who has experience in personal injury and animal attack claims. Filing a dog bite lawsuit may be the only way to recover compensation for your medical costs and other damages from the owner or keeper of the dog responsible for your injuries. Dog bites are often unpredictable and may result in serious personal injuries. So, the first thing to do is finding the best dog bite lawyer.
This article is about how to file a dog bite claim, but I often see people wanting to know more about what happens once they have actually filed. What will happen following and during a settlement? How much of their compensation check do they get? Where should they send it? What happens if they are late? We will discuss the answers to those questions and more, so read on. A dog bite can lead to serious injuries. It can also lead to infections and diseases such as Rabies.
Statutes Of Limitations In A Dog Bite Claim
If you want to file a dog bite claim as soon as possible, it would be best for you to discuss your case with your attorney right away. You may not know this, but there is a statute of limitations regarding dog bite cases that states that you have to file your case against the defendant within a certain amount of time after the incident took place. If you cannot meet this deadline, some judges won’t hear your case at all because they believe it’s already been too long since the incident occurred. That’s why you have to file as soon as possible so that the dog breeders or owners will not get away with their responsibility.
To avoid a statute of limitations problem, it is recommended that you contact a lawyer as soon as possible after being bit by a dog to determine if you have any potential claims for money damages.
Dog Bite Claim Case Study
I know how a dog’s bite feels like. I once was walking at the park with my friends when suddenly a playful Labrador rushed toward me as part of its game. It bit me on my left hand and wrist area. It was painful, but not so much as it was scary. I did not know what to do and who to call for help.
Then, I decided to look for information on the web and found out that calling 911 would be the best thing for me because the bite is a serious injury that needs immediate medical care. My case required medical assistance, which was expensive. With my medical bills piling up, I really needed to know how to file a dog bite claim.
What does one do when bitten by a dog?
You visit the hospital and have your wound treated there. It’s probably best that you bring proof of your insurance information with you so they can make a record of it. What happens now? Now begins the paperwork process. The hospital staff will most likely ask you to sign a form which states you are claiming responsibility for your medical expenses. You should never sign this document unless it is explained to you first because there’s always a chance of someone else being held liable for your bills if the dog bite is from someone else’s responsibility.
I remember asking one of my friends who has a background in law about filing a dog bite claim and he told me that it would make sense to hire an attorney so I could get some compensation for being injured. At first, I was hesitant because lawyers don’t come cheap these days. It costs money to hire them, and I wonder if they could get me the amount of compensation I want since there are only a few attorneys in town who specialize in dog bite claims.
After a dog bite, you’ll likely need to go through some medical treatments and maybe hospitalization. Even though your health is important, you also have to pay attention to the deadlines because missing them may result in the dismissal of your case.
If doctors say it’s going to take a while for you to recover, then this will affect the amount of time you have before the statute of limitations runs out so make sure that you keep on informing your attorney about any further updates regarding your health status.
Up until now, you should have an idea about the process for filing a dog bite claim. It doesn’t matter what kind of injuries you sustained because most cases are handled in the same fashion.