Let Me Deal With The Insurance Companies After A Dog Bite
If you were bitten by a dog and suffered significant injuries or scarring, you only have a certain amount of time to report it to the homeowners insurance company. If you miss the deadline, you will lose your opportunity to recover money under that insurance policy. You can’t rely on the dog owner to notify the insurance company, since he or she will normally be reluctant to report such a claim, fearing it might “raise their insurance.” So it’s up to you.
If that’s an intimidating thought, don’t worry. You can pass the responsibility along to me, attorney Brad McLelland. Call my Brunswick office and I’ll handle all the details for you. You won’t have to get involved or interact with the insurance company or homeowner at all. My office will do it. My experience as a former insurance defense lawyer coupled with my decades of legal experience means I know exactly how to handle your case to pursue the best results possible.
My office recently handled one dog bite case that settled for a million dollars ($1,000,000) and another one where I obtained $150,000 on just $4,000 in medical bills after I was able to get the victim seen by a local plastic surgeon.
Why You Need A Local Lawyer (Not An Out-Of-State Firm)
Cities all throughout the state of Georgia have different laws and rules regarding liability for dog bites. The “first bite free” rule, leash laws, the type of dog and the location of the bite all play a part in determining if a dog owner is civilly liable for a dog bite injury. Because leash laws vary from city to city, it is important that you speak to a local attorney about your unique situation.
Just because the dog hasn’t bitten anybody before doesn’t automatically mean that you don’t have a personal injury claim. For instance, if the dog owner violated the local leash law and the dog was running free, the dog’s owner or handler may be liable for your injuries. If the dog owner doesn’t have insurance coverage, it may still be possible to go after the dog owner’s assets. However, if you call one of the big firms you see on TV, they’ll likely drop your case the moment they discover the dog owner doesn’t have insurance. I won’t treat you like that. It’s my job to explore all possible avenues for recovering the compensation you deserve. All you have to do is contact me.
Launching An Immediate Investigation On Your Behalf
My goal is to conduct an immediate investigation so nothing is missed. I will look into the incident and examine police and animal control records to determine if the dog in question has bitten anyone previously. I also need to get started with pictures of the vicious animal, obtaining its rabies vaccination records and getting photographs of your injuries.
My goal is to obtain compensation to cover all of your medical treatment. Compensation for emotional therapy may also be necessary, particularly when children are involved. Bites often cause scarring, disfigurement and psychological effects.
Call My Office To Discuss Your Options Today: 912-342-0820
If you or someone you love has been bitten by a dog, schedule a meeting with me. I handle cases for those in Brunswick and across Southeast Georgia. I offer a free consultation at my office on Cypress Hill Road two doors down from Grandy’s in Brunswick, at your home or at the hospital.
Evening and weekend appointments are also available. I handle dog bite cases on a contingency fee basis. That means you owe no fees until we obtain compensation for you.