Attorney Laura Cameron, a lawyer at d’Oliveira & Associates, recently got a $155,000 settlement from the Homesite Insurance and MetLife Insurance companies. The injured Rhode Island woman was bit on the arm, causing severe damage and requiring surgery to correct her injuries. The dog had a history of biting others. The woman called the Warwick dog bite lawyers at d’Oliveira & Associates to get her help.
Attorney Cameron said that “without provocation, the dog attacked my client and caused severe damage to her arm. These insurance companies fought hard against paying this claim and I was pleased to see my client get what she deserved.”
In addition to causing open wounds, dog bites sometimes lead to infections, which can be very dangerous and require extensive medical treatment. Often times, as in this woman’s case, the owner of a dog has homeowner’s insurance that can cover your injuries if you are bitten. Rhode Island laws take dog bites very seriously. The dog owner and property owner may be forced to pay the victim of the bite and the dog may be put down.
d’Oliveira & Associates is a Rhode Island personal injury law firm that handles dog bites, among other cases. If you were injured after a dog bite, you may be able to receive compensation for your medical bills, lost income and pain and suffering, among other losses. Our lawyers have years of experience getting good results for dog bite victims, and they charge no fee unless you receive an award or settlement. For a free (no obligation) case evaluation, call our toll free number at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out a contact form on our website.