Being bitten by a dog can be one of the most traumatic experiences of your life. Dog bite victims can suffer lifelong, debilitating fears and nightmares. Dog bite injuries often leave disfiguring scars that serve as constant reminders of the traumatic event. Indeed, because dog’s mouths are notoriously full of bacteria, even the smallest dog bite can lead to dangerous infections.
If you have been bitten by a dog, immediately seek medical attention. Contact the police so that they can insure that others are not exposed to a dangerous animal. The police can help you obtain critical and time-sensitive information such as whether the dog received all its rabies shots.
Most homeowner’s insurance policies provide coverage to compensate the victims of dog bites. In Utah, dog owners are automatically responsible for damages caused by their dog, regardless of whether the owner knew that the dog was vicious or mischievous based on its history or behavior. If you or someone you care about has been the victim of a dog bite injury, call us today at the Utah Trial Lawyers, and we can get you full compensation for your injuries.
The dog owner’s insurance company will compensate you for your damages. At most this may cost the owner of the dog is a small deductible. While that is a small price to pay for someone who has a dog in the neighborhood, it protects both you and your neighbors from crippling financial losses due to the actions of a vicious animal. Also, paying for legitimate injury claims (like dog bites) is the whole reason the insurance company collected insurance premiums from the dog owner for all those years.
The insurance company will try and contact you before you get to a lawyer. They do this because they know that victims who are represented by an experienced attorney recover 2 or 3 times what they get handling the case on their own.
Given all those commercials where they promise to be fair, it’s hard to believe that insurance companies use tricks and deceptive practices to avoid having to pay out full compensation, even when the consequences of your injuries are so horrible. Unfortunately, that’s exactly how they make their money.
In order to make sure you get full compensation for your injuries, make sure you have an experienced attorney at your side. Here at White and Garner, we have years of experience dealing with insurance companies. We know the arguments they will make, the tricks they will try, and the games they will play to try and avoid paying you what is fair.
Our clients are often surprised when the insurance company representative argues exactly what we predicted. Our experience teaches us how they operate, and it gives us the ability to negotiate on your behalf to make sure you receive a fair settlement.
Of course, if the insurance company isn’t willing to do what is right and fair, we will take the case to court and let the jury decide what is right. We named our firm the Utah Trial Lawyers for a reason. We are willing to go to trial if necessary! Insurance companies and their lawyers know we are more than willing to force them to make their ridiculous and unbelievable arguments to a jury filled with other members of your community.
Our reputation for taking cases all the way to trial makes insurance companies think twice before they try to take advantage of our clients. They know that we take every case seriously, and that we won’t take a case unless we are willing to take it to court. We are on your side!
If you have been the victim of a dog bite, don’t hesitate. Call us today, for a free initial consultation. If we are able to take your case, we work on a contingent fee system, so our work won’t cost you anything out of pocket.
Make sure your rights are protected by lawyers who know what they are doing, who are willing to go to court if necessary and have your best interests at heart.