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How Is a Dog Bite Injury Claim Evaluated by Our Office?

How Is a Dog Bite Injury Claim Evaluated by Our Office?

All dog bite and dog attack injury cases are different. The approach that we take will vary from case to case. There are some general considerations though that apply in nearly every injury case caused by an animal attack.

One of the first considerations is the seriousness of the injury to our client. The value of any settlement or Court award will be directly related to the injuries and other damages suffered. This means that we consider the medical bills, pain, suffering, lost wages along with any permanent scars.

It must also be possible to locate the owner of the dog or other animal responsible for the injury. Often the owner will initially deny ownership to avoid responsibility. If however they are feeding, sheltering, or taking care of the animal then they are usually responsible as the owner even if they never registered or licensed the animal in their name.

Finally, to be successful the owner must have homeowners insurance or another source of recovery. Many insurance policies cover injuries sustained as a result of a dog bite to a level of $300,000 - $1,000,000 or more. This can be important as the injuries sustained in a dog bite or attack can be substantial.

The Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC, of Lexington, South Carolina, represents clients with animal attack injuries. We provide initial case assessments on a confidential and no-cost basis. Contact a Lexington Dog Bite Lawyer today at 1-803-932-6117.


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