Dog Bite Lawyer
Dog Bite Attorney: Understanding Liability
Every year, over 4 million people are bitten by dogs throughout the United States. Considering how 1 out of every 5 dog bites becomes infected, injuries caused by dogs should not be ignored, no matter how minor a bite may seem. Dog bites can cause long-term, even debilitating injuries if they are not treated properly. If you’ve been bitten by a dog, you should strongly consider visiting a doctor as soon as you are able.
Oftentimes, dog bite victims are hesitant to pursue a claim after being bitten by the dog of a friend, neighbor, or even a family member. Such victims shouldn’t feel hesitant, however, since it is the dog owner’s home insurance policy is liable for the injuries and losses suffered from the dog attack. An attorney with The Advocates is ready to help you sort out any liability issues you may face while filing a dog bite injury claim.
Utah Dog Bite Laws
Thankfully, Utah is not what is known as a “one-bite” state when it comes to injuries caused by dogs. Utah’s laws governing dog bites follow usual strict liability guidelines. This means, in short, that the offending dog does not get a free bite before its owner is held responsible.
In fact, Utah’s laws go so far in protecting victims that the dog isn’t even required to bite to be held liable for the injuries and damages it causes. Dogs can be found liable for scratches, knocking people to the ground, and even property damage.
Dog Bite Injuries
The majority of dogs may, certainly, be fluffy and friendly and cute. When provoked, however, the animals can do real harm to their victims. Here are the most common injuries caused by dogs of every breed:
- Scratches, cuts, and scars
- Disfigurement of the face
- Fractures or broken bones
- Torn muscles and ligaments
- Punctures of the skin
- Nerve damage
- Disability of the hands, feet, arms, and legs
A Dog Bite Lawyer with The Advocates Can Help
After suffering a dog bite or dog-related injury, you will need an Advocate leading your legal team. Our attorneys are the best at building successful dog bite injury claims. We’ll help you get the compensation you are legally owed for your injuries and losses. Don’t settle for a second-rate personal injury lawyer. Hire an Advocate to represent your best interests. You can call our office any time at 801-326-0809, fill out the form below, or chat right this second with a live attorney from our homepage. Don’t wait. Contact us today. Your case deserves an Advocate!
In the majority of cases, dog attack victims are either related to or are friends with the dog owner. For this reason alone, you may be hesitant, at first, to file a claim for your dog bite injuries. We understand this hesitation. What most people don’t know about dog bite injury claims is that you don’t sue the dog’s owner. You file a claim against the home owner’s insurance policy. Here at The Advocates we will work with you in a sensitive and professional manner to ensure no damage comes to your personal relationships.
Our dog bite attorneys can help assist your dog bite injury case in a number of ways:
- We’ll help defer your medical bills
- We’ll help you obtain proper compensation for your injuries
- We’ll refer you to doctors and specialists for your injuries
- We’ll help protect your legal rights
- We’ll create a strong settlement case
By hiring an attorney to work with you on your dog bite case, you are likely to receive upwards of 5 times more in compensation for your injuries and losses than if you try to simply go it alone. It’s our job, as Advocates, to represent you and build as strong of a dog bite injury claim so that you may receive a fair settlement case.
The Advocates will save you time and money by compiling all of your medical records pertaining to your treatment. We will also negotiate with pushy insurance adjusters who are trained to keep your settlement as low as possible. With an Advocate on your side, you’ll never have to settle your dog bite claim for less than its worth.