Dog Bit Lawyer Las Vegas
As pet owners, we know that many dogs live up to their name as man’s best friend. Sometimes, however, a dog can be overprotective and attack someone because they think their best friend is in danger. Sometimes, owners train their dogs to be aggressive, too aggressive. Remember Michael Vick who ran an illegal dog fighting ring? There are other reasons why an otherwise friendly pet can turn on their owners. As Las Vegas personal injury attorneys with over 25 years experience, D.R. Patti & Associates have seen our fair share of Las Vegas dog bites and other animal attacks.
Dog bites are one of the most common types of animal attacks in the Las Vegas valley, with many requiring significant medical assistance. Many sufferers are children who have been unfairly harmed by unrestrained dogs. For innocent victims, medical expenses, the loss of time on the job, and emotional damage can be too much to handle. Fortunately, there are legal remedies that can help you and other victims to receive some assistance in a terrible situation. The experienced Las Vegas personal injury attorneys at D.R. Patti & Associates can help you get back on your feet.
Do I Need to Get a Lawyer For a Dog Bite?
Even if you know or have spoken to the dog’s owner before, you need an attorney experienced in handling these types of personal injury claims. Many claims for Las Vegas dog bites are handled by insurance companies, usually the dog owner’s homeowner’s insurance company. Insurance companies prefer to not pay a claim or to pay as little as possible. Sometimes, the insurance company may allege that the Las Vegas dog bite claim is not covered by the insurance policy. Consequently, the victims of Las Vegas dog bites need to hire an attorney with experience in reviewing insurance policies and dealing with insurance companies.
The personal injury lawyers at D.R. Patti & Associates handle all dog bite cases in an efficient and professional manner, helping you recoup the maximum reimbursement you deserve to cover your pain and suffering, medical expenses and time off work. With the experienced Las Vegas dog bite attorneys at D.R. Patti & Associates on your side, you will know that someone is speaking for you and with your best interests in mind.
Dog Bites and Medical Expenses
While it might not seem like a dog bite could cause much damage, serious attacks can cause thousands of dollars’ worth of medical expenses. For example, when dogs attack children, the injuries are often extensive, creating an average hospital stay costing over $18,000. Statistically, 27,000 people each year are forced to undergo reconstructive surgery following dog attacks. This fact makes clear the need to collect monetary damages to offset medical expenses.
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Chilton was driving for work when his car was rear-ended. The impact was so violent that he crashed into the car in front of him, causing the airbags to deploy. He felt immediate pain to one of his wrists. He was subsequently diagnosed as having suffered a fractured bone in his wrist. Despite surgery, the fracture never healed and causes him pain on a daily basis. D.R. Patti & Associates was able to settle his case for an amount that compensates him for the lifetime chronic pain.
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