Owners Can Be Held Responsible For Dog Bites
Dog bite injuries can leave scars, both physical and emotional. A child suffering a serious bite can retain the emotional trauma for a lifetime. A deep tissue wound can leave lasting scars. When the bite or attack is to the face, the scarring can leave a psychological wound that may never heal.
Dog bite litigation is often made more complicated because the bite victim often knows the dog owner, either through a family relationship or as neighbors. Suing for damages can result in tensions that many people just don’t want to create. Working toward a full and fair negotiated settlement requires experience with the issues involved, skill and discretion.
If You Are Worried About Ruining Your Personal Relationship With The Dog’s Owner
“Dog bite litigation typically involves negotiation with the insurance company, rather than directly with the dog owner. I will negotiate fairly to help you get the compensation you are entitled to for your medical bills and other financial damages. Often, the financial cost to the dog owner is restricted to insurance costs, rather than out of their personal savings account.” Attorney Greg Allen
If you reside in West Central Texas and have suffered a dog bite injury to you or a child in your family, talk to Allen Law Firm in Abilene. Personal injury insurance litigation attorney Greg Allen has been aggressively protecting the rights of clients involved in insurance litigation for nearly 25 years. He will thoroughly investigate the circumstances of your dog bite and explain your options for filing an insurance claim for damages.
Don’t Negotiate Directly With The Dog Owner
It is common for dog owners to try to resolve a dog bite settlement outside of the insurance claim process. This can be a mistake for the pet owner and for the bite victim. An out-of-court settlement may not protect either party, and claims by children that are settled in this manner are not binding on the children unless approved by a court.
Turn your dog bite or other animal injury claim over to an experienced lawyer. Call Abilene dog bite attorney Greg Allen at 325-309-6533 or send an email requesting a return call to discuss your case.