A dog bite can be a frightening and painful experience, one that can leave both physical and mental scars. As trying as this may be, there are things you must keep in mind to best help a potential dog bite claim. Here are three (3) of those important things:
- Obtain evidence from the scene of the dog bite – Make sure to gather the owner’s name, address and contact information. Make a note of what you were doing before the dog bite and where you were. If there were any witnesses, get their statements and contact information. If you are able to, take photos of the surrounding area and your visible injuries. The more information you have, the better it will be for your dog bite lawyer to help you.
- Seek medical assistance right after – Never neglect this step! It is for your own health, as well as your claim. The doctor can check for diseases and infections that may have resulted from the dog bite. Going to the doctor also serves as a strong piece of evidence for your claim. Make sure to tell the doctor about the incident in detail so it can be appropriately documented.
- Speak with a dog bite lawyer – All personal injury cases, including dog bites, should be consulted with an appropriate lawyer. They will know exactly what to do to get you the best compensation for this traumatic event. While you can go at the legal process alone, it usually results in a lower settlement or award.
What are some of our firms Best Dog Bite Settlements?
As mentioned previously, it is a good idea to consult a lawyer for these kinds of cases. Our firm has obtained favorable dog bite settlements for our clients. Here are just a few of them:
$250,000 Settlement – Attorney D. Robin Gouveia settled this case for a Portsmouth, RI woman who was attacked by a dog right before she was about to throw a ball. Read More
$155,000 Settlement – Attorney Laura Cameron settled this case for a Warwick, RI woman who was bit on the arm by a dog without any provocation. Read More
$130,000 Settlement – Attorney D. Robin Gouveia settled this dog bite case for a New Bedford, MA woman who had several lacerations and puncture wounds to her arm and leg. Read More
Contact a Dog Bite Lawyer Today!
If you were bitten by a dog, you may be able to obtain compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and other losses. Whether you need a Rhode Island Dog Bite Lawyer or a Massachusetts Dog Bite Lawyer, d’Oliveira & Associates can assist you. Call us toll-free at 800-992-6878 or fill out a contact form online for a free (no obligation) case evaluation.