Dog Bite Lawsuit: Do You Need an Attorney?
Think a dog bite isn’t very serious? Think again. Dog bite cases now account for one-third of all homeowners insurance liability claims, costing upwards of $356.2 million annually.
The average cost of a dog bite claim is over $24,511. If you have been involved in a dog bite in Irvine, you need an experienced dog bite attorney to assist you in determining whether or not you may have a case.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 4.7 million people are bitten by dogs annually, resulting in an estimated 800,000 injuries that require medical attention.
While the number of dog bite claims has remained about the same in the last three years, the average cost per claim continues to rise because of increased medical costs as well as the size of settlements, judgments and jury awards.
You may feel you can’t afford to hire a California dog bite lawyer to help you with your dog bite injuries. However; you couldn’t be more wrong. Most dog bite lawsuit attorneys will take a case on a contingency fee basis if they believe that the case has merit and is worth the expense. This means that you do not pay any fee unless you win your dog bite lawsuit. If you do win the attorney is generally reimbursed for his or her fees and advanced costs out of your recovery. Fees and costs vary widely from case to case. However, it is critical to retain an attorney that can afford to advance whatever costs are reasonable and necessary for you to win.
Contact the law offices of Irvine dog bite attorney Jeffrey Dawson to discuss your case. Jeff will review the specific circumstances of your dog bite injury and will advise you as to the chances you have to recover damages for past and future medical expenses, any past and future wage loss, past and future pain and suffering, and if it is found that conduct is bad enough, punitive damages against the dog owner.
Call today for your free consultation with Jeff Dawson, a qualified and experienced Orange County personal injury lawyer, specializing in dog bite injury cases.