Filing a dog bite claim without an attorney might not be in your best interest. You might want to take the lead in fighting to recover damages you incurred due to the dog bite. It can be difficult, however, to maneuver between the various forms, deadlines, and legal terminology to achieve success. By trying to file a dog bite claim without an attorney, you might undermine your outcome.
If you have suffered injuries from a dog bite in Indiana and want to seek the compensation you deserve, reaching out to a personal injury attorney with experience with dog bite claims is a good choice. An attorney can use their skills to help you navigate the process and get the compensation you deserve.
How Working with a Dog Bite Injury Attorney Can Help
Working with a personal injury attorney for your dog bite claim means having access to essential guidance and communication at every juncture of the claims process. Specifically, a personal injury attorney can help by:
Indiana dog bite laws are complex, and it can be difficult for the average person to determine whether or not a dog owner is liable for injuries. This is where a lawyer comes in. We have an in-depth understanding of dog bite laws and can apply them to your case and fight for the damages you deserve.
An attorney can also help you develop a comprehensive list of the damages the liable party or parties might owe you. These damages might include expenses or losses such as:
- Bills from medical or therapeutic care
- Pain and suffering
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Lost work wages
Your personal injury attorney can help pull together the documents that illustrate the extent of your injuries and the costs you have incurred. These materials can be used to prove your right to compensation while negotiating with the liable party’s insurance providers.
Negotiating with the Insurance Company
When you have been injured by a dog bite, the insurance companies representing the at-fault party or parties might try to offer you a quick but low settlement to make your claim go away. When you need to make a dog bite claim, though, you should be fighting for every penny you deserve. So, instead of accepting these offers straight away, you can work with a personal injury attorney who can take your place in the negotiations process.
Your personal injury attorney will keep your best interests in mind when negotiating with these insurance companies. At the same time, your personal injury attorney can apply their experience in the field during these negotiations. This combination, along with the facts and evidence surrounding the dog bite scenario, can lay the groundwork for the settlement you desire.
Why You Should Not Hire a Discount Attorney
Attorneys charge money for their services and many people think that hiring a discount lawyer (someone who charges 25%, rather than 33.3%) is the way to go. However, this is rarely the case. These attorneys are often jacks of all trades and masters of none. While you may feel you are paying less, you might end up losing more working with an attorney who lacks our experience.
Hiring a Dog Bite Injury Attorney
You can file a dog bite claim without an attorney. It can, however, help your claim progress better and might even garner you greater success when you work with a personal injury attorney who has decades of experience handling dog bite injury claims. Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. has devoted our practice to personal injury law, which means that our team knows what it takes to get you the dog bite claim results you want.
We understand Indiana personal injury law, and we want to put this knowledge to good use for you when you face a dog bite injury.
Call us today for a free consultation before the statute of limitations passes: (317) 636-7777.