Helping Dog And Animal Attack Victims Bite Back
For victims of dog and other animal attacks, the experience often leaves serious physical and emotional scars that stick with a person for the rest of his or her life. Sadly, most dog bite victims are children under the age of 9 and the resulting injuries often cause disfigurement and other long-term physical and mental implications.
At Fifer Law Office, our personal injury attorneys represent those who have been mauled and scarred by dog attacks in our local Indiana communities. We have witnessed the effects and look to help victims pursue compensation and peace of mind by holding negligent dog owners accountable.
Pursuing Compensation For Physical Injuries And Psychological Scarring
Recovering monetary compensation for a dog bite or other animal attack begins with identifying and locating the animal’s owner or owners and determining whether the owner or handler was negligent. Sometimes, the mere fact that a person owns a dangerous dog that bites is sufficient grounds to recover financial compensation for a dog bite.
Although pet owners are responsible for controlling their animals, it’s important to have an attorney working on your behalf when standing up to the owner’s insurance company. At Fifer Law Office, we can help make sure the pet owner is held liable and that you secure compensation to cover immediate medical expenses and corrective surgeries and for your pain and suffering.
Common types of animal attack and dog bite injuries we see include:
- Bites that require reconstructive surgery to correct scarring
- Broken bones
- Rabies exposure
- Infection related to the animal bite
- Psychological trauma that requires long-term therapy
Helping Protect Our Clients And Others In Animal Attack Claims
Insurance companies will usually balk when asked to cover medical expenses beyond a certain dollar amount, especially in situations involving dog bites and other animal attacks. That is why we work with medical professionals to build a strong claim that secures the compensation you need to cover immediate and future treatments related to your incident.
When you reach out to Fifer Law Office, we will work closely with you and answer any questions you have. Contact our New Albany or Jeffersonville law office to schedule a consultation by calling 812-949-2529. You can also reach us by completing our online contact form. We work with clients throughout Southern Indiana, including those in Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Crawford, Scott and Washington counties.