Dog Bite Lawyer in Fayetteville
Helping You Seek Compensation Following an Animal Attack
Recovering from a dog bite is a long, stressful process. Not only will you be suffering from physical pain, but you may also experience fear and anxiety every time you see another dog. The financial burdens of recovering from a dog bite are overwhelming as well – simply going to the hospital is very costly, let alone getting an expensive rabies shot. Moreover, extensive surgery for repairing the skin after a damaging attack can greatly impact your financial situation as well.
An injury lawyer from the law offices of Richard D. Hobbs & Associates P.C. can make your recovery a little easier. In just the past five years, we've won over 25 million dollars for our clients. Our Fayetteville dog bite lawyer can carefully evaluate your case, explain the laws in your area, and help you choose the best course of action.
Schedule a consultation with an experienced attorney by contacting our office today.
You Shouldn't Pay for Your Neighbor's Negligence
Many people assume that dog bites primarily cause physical suffering. In reality, however, dog bite injuries not only cause physical and financial hardship but tremendous emotional anguish. Victims of dog bites usually not only have to receive physical therapy to recover but often benefit from psychological therapy to relieve the trauma of the experience. All of these treatment options are crucial but extremely expensive.
Just a few examples of what your medical treatment could require include:
- An emergency room visit
- Multiple stitches
- Costly x-rays
- Extensive surgery
- Reconstructive surgery
- Rehabilitative therapy
You could also suffer from permanent disfiguration or nerve damage, and this will require long-term treatment over several months or even years. Along with this, you may be deprived of access to work. Not only could you be suffering from lost wages in the immediate recovery stage, but if the bite was significant enough, it might affect your ability to work in the future.
Demonstrating Liability for Dog Bite Injuries
Dog bites represent about a third of all homeowner's insurance policy claims every year. The dog owner's insurance should cover costs associated with a dog bite. Unfortunately, insurance companies are very good at shirking that responsibility. Companies will even try to put the blame on victims just so they do not have to pay as much for your suffering. In order to prevent this, it is essential to collect as much evidence as you can about the injury, both immediately and shortly after the incident. We can use any photos of your bite, of the dog, and of the crime scene itself (such as a broken gate), as well as testimony from witnesses.
Let our Fayetteville dog bite lawyer deal with the insurance company while you focus on a healthy recovery. While receiving monetary recompense will never completely make up for the trauma you experienced, it will at least bring some justice so that you are not burdened financially as well.