Many people are under the impression that bringing a lawyer into the mix after a friend’s, neighbor’s, or stranger’s dog has bitten a child is overkill, but the truth is that fewer than 1% of dog bite cases in America are compensated.
The vast majority of dog bite cases involve children, and oftentimes there are injuries requiring treatment. After a dog bite you are entitled under the law to recoup money, lost wages, and other losses you may have experienced.
Homeowner’s insurance policies typically cover damages related to dog bites by the insured’s pet, but you can’t count on an insurance adjuster working to get you the best settlement available – quite the opposite, in fact.
The insurance adjuster works for the insurance company, and is not looking out for you.
That’s the job for your attorney, who will represent you vigorously in negotiations with the insurance company, and almost always end up with a much better settlement amount than if you try to negotiate a dog bite settlement on your own.
The difference can be stark, with an opening offer from an insurance adjuster in the range of 10-20% of the real value of your claim.
An attorney is the only effective way to get what you and your child deserve, especially in cases that may require substantial future medical expenses.
Don’t go it alone when your child has been bitten by a dog.
At The Gertler Law Firm, our initial consultation is absolutely free, and if we take your case, you owe us nothing if we don’t collect for you.
Call us today at 504-581-6411 for a free consultation with an experienced New Orleans dog bite attorney.