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dog bite victimd’Oliveira & Associates helped a New Bedford woman get a $95,000 dog bite settlement. The woman was petting a dog when it bit her chin, lip, and cheek. The bite punctured her face requiring her require treatment from plastic surgeons. Attorney Robin Gouveia filed a claim against the insurance company and negotiated a fair settlement. Attorney Gouveia was able to reach such a favorable settlement by properly investigating the matter and gathering persuasive evidence. In order for lawyers to negotiate favorable settlements, dog bite victims must use their common sense the moment a bite occurs. One of the most important things a dog bite victim can do is properly record the facts surrounding the incident and photograph any injuries. Additionally, a dog bite victim should never accept payment before contacting a lawyer and should never admit liability by saying “it was probably my fault.”

New Bedford Dog Businesses

pet-groomingThe pet product and service industry is huge in America because pet owners not only buy their pets the necessities but they also spend millions of dollars each year to spoil their pet with special treats. Many New Bedford businesses have discovered that there is a lot of money to be made in the pet industry and have established pet stores, grooming services, and pet sitting services. Melissa’s Pet Depot provides pet products and offers dog training classes while Joe’s Barker Shop offers pet grooming services. New Bedford even has a “Pet Fest.” This event features a dog fashion show, dog kissing booth, and a demonstration from the New Bedford Police K-9 Unit.

While many dog owners are enthusiastic and loving, other dog owners take a dog into their home without considering the costs and responsibilities that come with dog ownership. The costs associated with dog ownership include a collar, leash, bed, cage, food, toys, and visits to the vet. Additionally, dog owners need to take their dog out to use the bathroom, take it for walks, give attention to the dog, and groom it. Some pet owners become negligent or intentionally disregard their responsibilities as owners. According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 84 percent of all dog bite cases involve such negligent owners. This means that if you have been bitten by a dog there is a great likelihood that the owner was negligent. d’Oliveira & Associates has been handling dog bite cases for years and can help you get the settlement or damages you deserve.

Are You A New Bedford Resident With A Dog Bite Claim?

MA Dog Bite Lawyer meeting dog bite victimIf you or a loved one has been bitten by a dog, the RI lawyers at d’Oliveira & Associates want you to know that you may be entitled to compensation. Our law firm has an office located at 930 Kempton Street in New Bedford and we can assess your dog bite claim. d’Oliveira & Associates has years of experience when it comes to dog bite lawsuits, and can help ensure that you receive the legal representation you deserve for your dangerous animal lawsuit. Please contact the law offices of d’Oliveira & Associates at 1-800-992-6867 or fill out a contact form for a free legal consultation.

New Bedford Personal Injury Lawyer | d’Oliveira & Associates

930 Kempton St.,
New Bedford, MA 02740

Phone: (508) 984-8400

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Paul d’Oliveira

Attorney Paul d’Oliveira has been practicing personal injury and disability law for over 30 years. He started his personal injury law practice in 1989 with two offices in Fall River, MA and East Providence, RI. Today his firm has 16 offices in RI and Southeastern, MA.

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