Dog bites account for $1 billion of insurance claims each year in the United States.

If you’ve been injured by a dog bite, you know little bites can equal big bills especially if the dog owner doesn’t want to cooperate with you in getting their insurance to cover the costs of your injury.

More than likely, your insurance won’t cover a dog bite or other animal bite.

It’s the responsibility of the animal’s owner.

When the owner won’t cooperate to settle a claim, it’s time to call a dog bite lawyer like Silkman Law Firm Injury & Accident Lawyer.

What are the costs of a dog bite?

The cost of even the smallest dog bite can be higher than you think. .

Cost include treatment of injuries such as:

  • Abrasions
  • Lacerations
  • Tissue damage or loss
  • Broken bones
  • Scars
  • Rabies
  • Tetanus
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Anxiety

Not only can injury cost you in medical claims, you may have a fear of dogs that lasts longer than a cut on your leg or arm. That’s emotional damage caused by a dog bite and you should be compensated.

What do you do right after a dog bite?

Because dog bite claims can be complicated, it’s important to gather information from the moment the incident occurs.

  • If the owner is present, exchange contact information.
  • Stay calm and get away from the animal.
  • Assess your injuries.
  • Seek medical attention.
  • Take picture of injuries.

Consider contacting your insurance company to see what, if any, part of the claim they will pay and contact a trusted dog bite lawyer like Silkman Law Firm Injury & Accident Lawyer.

How will my dog bite claim be handled?

Our team of experts will work with you to handle your claim in a timely fashion. We will gather information regarding your case including looking into the dog’s behavior history, reviewing where the accident took place, and talking to the pet’s owner and other witnesses about the incident.

If you’ve been injured by a dog bite and are wondering if you need a dog bite lawyer, contact Silkman Law Firm Injury & Accident Lawyer or call us at 602-535-5899 today for a free case evaluation.

Author: Alex Silkman

Alex Silkman is the founder and managing member of Silkman Law Firm Injury & Accident Lawyer. He focuses exclusively on personal injury and wrongful death cases, with the goal of getting truly just results for accident victims and their families.